Dr. Bruhn leads our Organizational Ethics practice and earned both his B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Nebraska, and his Ph.D. in Medical Sociology from Yale University. At Yale, Dr. Bruhn was a Commonwealth Fund-Yale Fellow and a U.S. Public Health Service Fellow. After graduation he received a U.S. Fulbright Fellowship to the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. He has also been a John E. Fogarty Health Science Fellow to Poland and a World Health Organization Fellow to Australia and New Zealand.
Dr. Bruhn has served as professor, Dean, Vice President and Provost at several universities including The University of Oklahoma and The University of Texas. He most recently served as Provost and Dean and Professor of Sociology at Penn State University-Harrisburg.
Dr. Bruhn is known for his outstanding contributions in the areas of leadership, and management of complex organizations during periods of growth, downsizing, and reframing. He has well-honed skills in strategic planning, development of partnerships and networks among organizations, and business ethics. Dr. Bruhn is an expert in assisting organizations in the use of trust as a tool to maintain healthy and productive organizations through teamwork, delegation, unified efforts and streamlined decision-making.
Dr. Bruhn is the author of many articles and books and has served as an expert advisor and consultant to many state, national, and international organizations in the areas of medicine, public health and organizational performance and effectiveness. One of his most recent books: “Trust And The Health Of Organizations” published by Kluwer/Plenum Publishers is an exceptional hardcover resource devoted to the relationship between trust and ethical leadership within organizations. The book is available from the publisher and at major book retailers, or signed copies may be purchased directly from us by calling 480-467-0344.