Elizabeth Briody

Elizabeth Briody

Adjunct Professor // Anthropology

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Elizabeth K. Briody, Ph.D., has been involved in cultural-change efforts for over 30 years. She is founder and principal of Cultural Keys LLC, helping organizations transform their culture. Recent clients are U.S. Army Research Institute, NASA, and a global petrochemical firm. She is Co-PI on a 5-year NSF grant with Purdue University’s School of Mechanical Engineering to “revolutionize” how engineering is taught. She worked for over two decades at General Motors R&D, most recently as Technical Fellow. Recent books include Cultural Change from a Business Anthropology Perspective (2018), The Cultural Dimension of Global Business (2017) and the award-winning Transforming Culture (2014). She is Secretary of the American Anthropological Association and Past President of the National Association for the Practice of Anthropology.

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