Brooke Envick

Professor, and Associate Dean of Faculty and Strategic Initiatives

Office: WSTC 406C   |    Phone: (308) 865-8574   |    Email: envickbr@unk.edu

Brooke Envick

Bio

When Brooke Envick joined the faculty in Fall of 2017, she became a third-generation professor at UNK. Her grandfather, Maynard Envick, retired from Industrial Arts in 1976. Her father, Don Envick, who founded the Industrial Distribution program, retired in 2019. Becoming the Associate Dean of Faculty and Strategic Initiatives in 2022, Brooke holds memberships in the Institute for Global Business Research (IGBR) and Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) and has presented at numerous conferences and given presentations on topics such as working with millennials, developing creative confidence, and entrepreneurship. Publications by her have appeared in the Global Journal of Entrepreneurship, Journal of the Academy of Business and Education, the Global Journal of Pedagogy, and the International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal. She reviews articles for the Mountain Plain Journal of Business & Technology and is an editorial review board member for the Global Journal of Entrepreneurship. She’s been honored with the Tenured Teaching Award from the College of Business & Technology and the Outstanding Educator Award for Innovative and Creative Teaching from the Academy of Educational Leadership.


Education

Ph.D., Organizational Behavior, University of Nebraska - Lincoln

M.B.A., University of Nebraska - Kearney

B.S., Management, University of Nebraska - Kearney


Areas of expertise and research

Creativity

Innovation

Entrepreneurship


What is your teaching style like?

My teaching style centers on active learning and innovation, which engages students in the knowledge-construction process. This approach helps accomplish course objectives and each student’s own learning goals.

Why did you go into teaching?

I am from a family of educators. My father, grandfather, and uncle were professors, and my mom was a 5th-grade teacher. I saw the positive impact they had on the lives of their students and how those students contributed economically, socially, and culturally to the world. I wanted to have that same impact.