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Warner P. Woodworth has been named chairman of the department of organizational behavior at Brigham Young University.

Paul H. Thompson, dean of the College of Business, announced that Woodworth replaces Bonner Ritchie, who will continue teaching.Woodworth, a recent recipient of the Marriott School's Outstanding Faculty Award, has developed an international reputation for his research in worker ownership. "He is making a major contribution to the school," Thompson said.

Before coming to BYU in 1976, Woodworth taught at Wayne State University, the University of Rio de Janeiro, the University of Michigan and BYU-Hawaii. His expertise is in industrial democracy, worker ownership and ethics.

He has been director of the BYU Small Business Center, the National Center for Employee Ownership and Hyatt Clark Industries and has been a visiting scholar at the International Institute for Labor Studies in Switzerland.