As a business anthropologist, Dr. Derek Newberry is an expert in the human factors that drive organizational effectiveness. Derek has worked with Fortune 500 firms, leading hospitals and major non-profits to design growth strategies that tap into employee motivation. At the Aresty Institute of Executive Education, he helps global executives develop strategic persuasion skills and manage high-performing teams. Derek is also a Lecturer at the Wharton School, where he teaches courses on group dynamics and corporate culture. He has published extensively and lectured internationally on cultural barriers to organizational change.
Derek is the co-author (with Mario Moussa and Madeline Boyer) of Committed Teams: Three Steps to Inspiring Passion and Performance (Wiley Press, 2016); a practical, research-based guide for getting the most out of groups. His work has been featured in Fortune, Forbes, Quartz, and leading industry publications. He has published extensively and lectured internationally on cultural barriers to organizational change, including speaking engagements at the World Bank, Copenhagen Business School, Stanford University, and the University of São Paulo, among others. Derek received his Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania.