Our Faculty & Staff

Benedictine University’s award-winning faculty anchor the Values-Driven Leadership program and teach side-by-side with the world’s top Distinguished Visiting Scholars to ensure our students are exposed to the latest theories, research and practice.

Our faculty works closely with each student on their entire doctoral program experience including course work, dissertation research, chairing their committees, and involving global thought leaders as committee members.
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Jim Ludema, Ph.D.
Co-founder, Professor of Global Leadership, Center for Values-Driven Leadership
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Mike Manning, Ph.D.
Director of Research; Professor of Leadership, Strategy & Change, Center for Values-Driven Leadership
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Marie Di Virgilio, Ph.D.
Core Faculty, Organizational Change & Corporate Responsibility, Center for Values-Driven Leadership
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Gus Gustafson, Ph.D.
Leadership Scholar-in-Residence, Core Faculty, Leadership Development, Center for Values-Driven Leadership
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Joanna Beth Tweedy, Ph.D.
Lead Writing Faculty
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Amber Johnson, Ph.D. (staff)
Chief Communications Officer, Senior Research Associate, Center for Values-Driven Leadership

Our Distinguished Visiting Scholars

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Bruce Avolio, Ph.D.

Mark Pigott Chair in Business Strategic Leadership
Executive Director, Center for Leadership & Strategic Thinking
Michael G. Foster School of Business,
University of Washington

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Bernie Banks, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Leadership Development, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
Academy Professor & Department Head, West Point Military Academy (Former)
Brigadier General, U.S. Army (Retired)

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Frank Barrett, Ph.D.
Professor of Management and Global Public Policy, Naval Postgraduate School
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Richard Boyatzis, Ph.D.
Professor in Organizational Behavior, Psychology, and Cognitive Science Departments, Case Western Reserve
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Jill Brown, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Management, Bentley University
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Kim Cameron, Ph.D.
Professor of Management and Organizations, University of Michigan
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Jeremy L. Caradonna, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of History, University of Alberta
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Anjan Chakravartty, Ph.D.
Appignani Foundation Professor of Philosophy, University of Miami
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Stephanie Creary, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Management, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania
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Amy Edmondson, Ph.D.
Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management, Harvard Business School
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Jeffrey Ford, Ph.D.
Professor of Management, The Ohio State University
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Barbara Fredrickson, Ph.D.
Kenan Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Ronald Fry, Ph.D.
Professor of Organizational Behavior, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University
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Mary Gentile, Ph.D.
Creator/Director Giving Voice to Values and Professor of Practice, University of Virginia Darden School of Business
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Stuart Hart, Ph.D.
S.C. Johnson Chair in Sustainable Global Enterprise, Cornell University, Founder & President, Enterprise for a Sustainable World
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Mary Jo Hatch, Ph.D.
C. Coleman McGehee Eminent Scholars Research Professor Emerita of Banking and Commerce, University of Virginia (Retired)
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Bob Johansen, Ph.D.
Distinguished Fellow,
Institute for the Future
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Stefanie K. Johnson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Management, University of Colorado Boulder
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Barbara Kellerman, Ph.D.
James MacGregor Burns Lecturer in Public Leadership, Harvard Kennedy School
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Mikko Ketokivi, Ph.D.
Professor of Operations Management & Organization Design IE Business School, Madrid, Spain
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Chris Laszlo, Ph.D.
Professor, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University
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L. Hunter Lovins, J.D.
Natural Capitalism Solutions President
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Rodney Ludema, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Economics and School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University; Chief Economist, US State Department; former Senior Economist, President’s Council of Economic Advisers
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Cindy McCauley, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow Center for Creative Leadership
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Peter G. Northouse, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Communication, Western Michigan University
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Joyce Osland, Ph.D.
Lucas Endowed Professor of Global Leadership, Executive Director/Founder of Global Leadership Advancement Center, San Jose State University
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Jill W. Paine, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Human Resources & Organizational Behavior, IE Business School, Madrid, Spain
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Bill Pasmore, Ph.D.
Visiting Professor of Social-Organizational Psychology, Teachers College, Columbia University Center for Creative Leadership
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Robert Quinn, Ph.D.
Margaret Elliot Tracey Professor Emeritus, University of Michigan, Ross School of Business
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Ronald E. Riggio, Ph.D.
Henry R. Kravis Professor of Leadership and Organizational Psychology, Claremont McKenna College
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Melvin L. Smith, Ph.D.
Professor of Organizational Behavior; Faculty Director, Executive Education; Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University
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Inger Stensaker, Ph.D.
Professor of Strategic Change, NHH Norwegian School of Economics