The Center for Values-Driven Leadership (CVDL) is delighted to announce that Mike Manning, Ph.D., received tenure at Benedictine University. Manning is a member of the CVDL’s core faculty and serves as a Professor of Leadership, Strategy & Change, and director of research.
Prior to coming to Benedictine University, Manning was a tenured Professor of Management at New Mexico State University. Benedictine requires that all tenured faculty who come to the university give up their tenure for at least a three-year period to demonstrate their continued productivity and fit with the Benedictine University community and Benedictine values.
“Mike exceeded expectations in the areas of teaching, scholarship, service, and fit with the Benedictine community and values over the last three years,” says Dr. Jim Ludema, director of the CVDL and Professor of Global Leadership. “He is a remarkable colleague whose track record of scholarship has made a lasting impact on his fields of study and on our students and his colleagues. He is an exceptional leader, and we are honored to have him on the team.”
Dr. Sandra Gill, Dean of the College of Business, applauded Manning’s “astonishingly impressive record” in a celebratory message to Manning’s College of Business colleagues.
Before joining the CVDL’s faculty in 2013, Manning earned a Ph.D. from Purdue University and held faculty appointments at New Mexico State University, Case Western Reserve University, Fielding Graduate University, and SUNY-Binghamton. He currently serves as an associate editor of the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science and is active in the Academy of Management, where he is a former Chair of the Organization Development and Change Division.
Manning has dedicated his professional career to educating and developing executives, designing effective organizations, and creating applied action research processes and intervention techniques. He teaches and consults throughout the U.S. and internationally in Mexico, Europe and the Baltic States, the Middle East, and the Far East. His research interests include multiple topics related to the management of change (whole systems change using large group interventions, the role of affect and emotion in change, identifying change moments); leading and collective action; and occupational stress and well-being.