Jeff’s calling in life is to assist people in discovering and pursuing their own sense of calling, living Christ-centered lives of integrity and authenticity in service to others. His experience working in a corporation attuned him to the importance of creating ethical organizations that allow people to express their values and serve using their best gifts. Jeff’s passion for that topic led him to earn an MBA from BYU in 1999, and a PhD in Organizational Behavior from the University of Minnesota in 2003. He has loved being a professor in the BYU MPA Program for over 20 years now, and is thrilled to have the honor to lead the effort to launch the new Sorensen Center for Moral and Ethical Leadership, beginning in 2021.
Jeff grew up in Boise, Idaho, and has lived in several Midwestern states, including Ohio for four years, where he taught at Miami University. He and his wife, Aimee, have four children, ages 29 to 19, and three young grandchildren that are their greatest pride. He enjoys racquetball, literature, history, genealogy, and performs pretty regularly in musical theatre.