Our Distinguished Visiting Scholars
Distinguished visiting scholars from leading institutions present side-by-side with the program’s core faculty. This exposes students to the latest research and theory in global leadership, strategic change, and corporate sustainability from the people who write them.
Distinguished visiting scholars value the opportunity to interact with our exceptional students:
“It is an honor to teach in the Program for Values-Driven Leadership. The students are awake to their potential to make a positive difference in society, and the program is designed to facilitate this quest. Given this alignment of higher purpose, this program is setting the standard for graduating innovative, community-minded leaders.” –Diane Swanson, Ph.D., Professor of Management and the Edgerley Family Chair in Business Administration at Kansas State University
In addition to global scholars, we also invite distinguished executives to visit the program, giving our students access to some of the top minds in business. Find a list of distinguished visiting executives here, then read more about our scholar-practitioner approach.
Below is a list of our past and present distinguished visiting scholars.
Distinguished Visiting Scholars
Dr. Robert Audi
Professor of Management & John A. O’Brien Professor of Philosophy
University of Notre Dame
Dr. Audi’s books explore the integration and ethics of business, education, religion, and politics, and are the classroom standard for many academic institutions. He is the former president of the American Philosophical Association, served as the editor-in-chief of The Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy (1995 and 1999), and was the director of many National Endowment for the Humanities summer seminars and institutes. In addition to ethics his interests and research extend to the theory of knowledge, the philosophy of mind and action, and the philosophy of religion. His B. A. is from Colgate University, his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.
Mark Pigott Chair in Business Strategic Leadership
Executive Director, Center for Leadership & Strategic Thinking
Michael G. Foster School of Business
University of Washington
Dr. Bruce Avolio has an international reputation as a researcher and practitioner in leadership and was recently ranked in the top 25 management scholars going back over the last 50 years. He has consulted with public and private organizations in North and South America, Africa, Europe, and Southeast Asia. He has published 11 books and over 150 articles on leadership and related areas. He is working on several leadership articles that will be published in the near future. Dr. Avolio’s latest interests and presentations focus on the following:
- How do we accelerate authentic leadership development?
- How do we use the positive psychological capacities of leaders to accelerate change?
- How do we show decision makers the ‘return on development’ investment in leadership?
Dr. Avolio holds a Ph.D. from the University of Akron.
Professor of Management and Global Public Policy
Naval Postgraduate School
Dr. Barrett is a globally recognized management expert and the author of Yes to the Mess: Surprising Leadership Lessons from Jazz, published by Harvard Business Review Press. He is Professor of Management and Global Public Policy at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California and holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Barrett Frank is also an active jazz pianist. In addition to leading his own trios and quartets, he has traveled extensively in the United States, England, and Mexico with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra. He holds a Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University.
Dr. Richard Boyatzis
Professor in Organizational Behavior, Psychology, and Cognitive Science Departments
Case Western Reserve
Dr. Richard Boyatzis is a globally recognized expert in the field of organizational change and a pioneer in emotional intelligence. He is a professor in the organizational behavior, psychology, and cognitive science departments of Case Western Reserve University, and the author of more than 150 articles on leadership, emotional intelligence, competency development, coaching, and management education.
He is a frequent speaker and consultant to Fortune 500 companies and previously held the titles of CEO and COO at human resources and marketing consultancy firms. His book Primal Leadership, with Daniel Goleman and Annie McKee, is one of Amazon’s top 100 books in its category. His other titles include Resonant Leadership (co-authored with Annie McKee and Fran Johnston), and Becoming a Resonant Leader (with Annie McKee).
Professor Boyatzis has a Ph.D. and M.A. in Social Psychology from Harvard University and a B.S. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT.
Dr. Phil Bromiley
Dean’s Professor in Strategic Management, Merage School of Business
University of California, Irvine
Philip Bromiley is a Dean’s Professor in Strategic Management at the Merage School of University of California, Irvine. Previously he held the Curtis L. Carlson Chair in Strategic Management and chaired the Department of Strategic Management & Organization at the University of Minnesota. He has published widely on organizational decision-making and strategic risk-taking. He served on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Strategic Organization, and the Journal of Management and as associate editor for Management Science. He currently serves as an Associate Editor for Strategic Management Journal and on the boards of the Journal of Management Studies, and Journal of Management and Strategy. His current research examines strategic decision-making, the microstructure of competition, the behavioral foundations of strategic management research, and corporate risk-taking. His most recent book, Behavioral Foundations for Strategic Management (Blackwell, 2004), argues for a behavioral basis for scholarly theory in strategic management. Dr. Bromiley holds a Ph.D. from Carnegie-Mellon University.
Dr. Bruce S. Buchowicz
Professor and Chair of the Department of Leadership & Human Resource Management
Dr. Buchowicz is a thought leader and researcher in the areas of entrepreneurship, technology strategy, sustainable innovation, and strategic change. Currently at National University in La Jolla, California, he also teaches courses in organization development, entrepreneurship and strategy; he previously held responsibility for the school’s M.B.A., B.B.A., and entrepreneurship programs. Prior to coming to National University, he was a professor of strategic management, and director of the M.B.A. program at Benedictine University. He a Ph.D. in applied behavioral sciences from Northwestern.
Dr. Kim Cameron
Professor of Management and Organizations
University of Michigan
Kim Cameron is a Professor of Management and Organizations in the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and a co-founder of the Center for Positive Organizational Scholarship. He is a leading scholar in the field of positive leadership and organizational studies, with more than 120 published articles and 14 books, including the recently republished Positive Leadership. Cameron currently serves as a co-principal investigator for the Return on Values initiative, a three year study in partnership with the Center for Values-Driven Leadership and the Small Giants Community. He has consulted with organizations in the profit and not-for-profit sectors in Asia, Africa, Europe, North America, and South America. He and his wife have seven children.
Associate Professor of History
University of Alberta
Dr. Caradonna is an associate professor of history at the University of Alberta and an adjunct professor of environmental studies at the University of Victoria. He is the author of Sustainability: A History, and has written and lectured extensively on issues related to the history, economics, and practice of sustainability. His work has been featured in The Atlantic, on resilience.org, and on the History News Network. In addition to his work in academia, he is the former CEO of an organic food company and an advocate for green business. He is active in his local community, working on organic food systems, biofuels, and permaculture endeavors.
Dr. Anjan Chakravartty
Professor of Philosophy
University of Notre Dame
Dr. Chakravartty joined the University of Notre Dame as Professor of Philosophy in 2012, with a special interest in the doctoral program in history and philosophy of science, and has been the Editor of Studies in History and Philosophy of Science since 2012, and Director of the John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values since 2014.
Dr. Chakravartty holds a B.Sc. degree in biophysics and an M.A. in philosophy from the University of Toronto; a master of philosophy and Ph.D. in history and philosophy of science from the University of Cambridge. He was a Research Fellow at King’s College, Cambridge, before returning to Toronto to join the department of philosophy, ultimately becoming the Director of the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology there in 2009.
Professor at the Department of Psychology
Graduate Center of City University of New York (CUNY)
Dr. Cohen-Charash’s research interests focus mainly on issues of emotions in organizations and how emotions motivate the behavior of individuals, groups, and organizations. She mainly studies discrete emotions, such as envy, jealousy, fear, guilt, and happiness for another’s success (firgun), as influencing life and behavior in organizations. Additionally, her research includes issues of fairness in organizations, and the influence of dispositions on job attitudes, power, and politics. Dr. Cohen-Charash’s most recent article, co-written with Charles Scherbaum, John Kammeyer-Mueller, and Barry Staw, Mood and the market: Can the press reports on investors’ mood predict stock prices? was published in PLoS ONE in 2013. Dr. Cohen-Charash received her Ph.D. from the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley.
Dr. Amy Edmondson
Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management, Harvard Business School
Dr. Edmondson is the Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at the Harvard Business School, a chair established to support the study of human interactions that lead to the creation of successful enterprises that contribute to the betterment of society.
Edmondson is a global thought leader on the topic of management, culture, and teams. Her articles have been published in Harvard Business Review and many leading academic journals. Her books explore teamwork in dynamic, unpredictable work environments. In recognition of her contribution, Edmondson was named to the biannual Thinkers50 global ranking of management thinkers, teaches and writers on leadership, teams and organizational learning in 2011, 2013 and 2015.
Her most recent books include Teaming: How organizations learn, innovate and compete in the knowledge economy and Teaming to Innovate (Jossey-Bass, 2012, 2103); and Building the future: Big teaming for audacious innovation (Berrett-Koehler, 2016).
Edmondson received her PhD in organizational behavior, AM in psychology, and AB in engineering and design, all from Harvard University.
Dr. John R. Ehrenfeld
Distinguished Fellow, Fowler Center for Sustainable Value, Weatherhead School of Management
Case Western Reserve University
Dr. Ehrenfeld is a preeminent scholar in the field of business and environment. He is the former executive director of the International Society for Industrial Ecology and the author of Sustainability by Design: A Subversive Strategy for Transforming our Consumer Culture. Ehrenfeld retired from MIT, where he served as the director of the MIT Program on Technology, Business, and Environment. He is currently a Distinguished Fellow at Weatherhead’s Fowler Center for Sustainable Value. He holds a B. S. and Sc. D. in Chemical Engineering from MIT.
Dr. Jeffrey Ford
Professor of Management
The Ohio State University
Dr. Ford’s research and teaching focuses on personal leadership effectiveness, particularly in leading and managing change. He is the award winning author of The Four Conversations: Daily Communication that Gets Results, and Deadline Busting: How to be a Star Performer in Your Organizations. His research has been published in the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, Journal of Organizational Change Management, and Harvard Business Review and Organizational Dynamics.
Dr. Ford is a frequent speaker and trainer to organizations and business and teaches graduate and executive-level courses on personal leadership effectiveness and leading and managing change. He has an M.B.A. and Ph.D. from The Ohio State University.
Dr. Ronald Fry
Professor of Organizational Behavior, Weatherhead School of Management
Case Western Reserve University
Dr. Fry’s research interests focus on the factors and dynamics that foster system-wide, positive change through generative connections. He is a co-creator of the Appreciative Inquiry theory and method, a strength-based change management process now widely used by profit and nonprofit institutions worldwide. Dr. Fry works with executive groups, organizations and institutions to engage the whole system in strategic thinking, planning and change. His most recent books include Appreciative Inquiry: A Positive Approach to Building Cooperative Capacity and Appreciative Team Building, He is Faculty Advisor to the Fowler Center for Business as Agent for World Benefit. He has a B.S. in Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from the Sloan School of Management at MIT.
Dr. Mary Gentile
Creator/Director Giving Voice to Values and Professor of Practice, University of Virginia Darden School of Business
Mary C. Gentile, PhD, is Director of Giving Voice to Values and Professor of Practice at UVA Darden School of Business; Senior Advisor for The Aspen Institute Business & Society Program; and independent consultant. Previously Gentile was a faculty member and manager of case research at Harvard Business School.
Giving Voice to Values is a pioneering approach (pedagogy and curriculum) to values-driven leadership that has been featured in Financial Times, Harvard Business Review, Stanford Social Innovation Review, McKinsey Quarterly, BizEd, etc. and piloted in over 975 business schools and organizations globally. Dr. Gentile is the author of the award winning book, Giving Voice To Values: How To Speak Your Mind When You Know What’s Right.
Gentile holds a bachelor’s degree from The College of William and Mary (Williamsburg, VA) and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Dr. Leigh Hafrey
Senior Lecturer Behavioral & Policy Sciences
MIT Sloan School of Management
Since 1995, Dr.Hafrey has served as Senior Lecturer in the Behavioral and Policy Sciences at MIT Sloan School of Management, teaching communication, ethics, and leadership in the MBA and other graduate programs; since 2012, he also coordinates and teaches a two-year leadership course for the MIT Leaders for Global Operations, an Engineering/ MBA dual-degree program.
Dr. Hafrey is a Senior Moderator for the Aspen Institute, where he leads seminars for programs in the U.S. and abroad. A former staff editor at The New York Times Book Review, Hafrey has published translations from French and German and reporting, essays, reviews, and interviews in The New York Times and other periodicals. His book on how people use story to articulate ethical norms, The Story of Success: Five Steps to Mastering Ethics in Business, appeared in 2005.
Hafrey holds an A.B. in English from Harvard College and a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Yale University.
Dr. Stuart Hart
S.C. Johnson Chair in Sustainable Global Enterprise, Cornell University;
Founder & President, Enterprise for a Sustainable World
Dr. Hart’s best-selling 2005 book, Capitalism at the Crossroads, was named as one of the top 50 books on sustainability of all-time. His award-winning articles provided the first articulation of how business could profitably serve the needs of the four billion poor in the developing world. Hart is a professor of management at Cornell University’s Johnson School of Management. He is also founder and president of Enterprise for a Sustainable World and a consultant to clients such as ABN AMRO, Baxter Healthcare, DuPont, Ford Motor Company, General Electric, Intel, and Walmart.
See videos featuring content from Hart’s presentation with the Center for Values-Driven Leadership, Sustainability: Overcoming Hurdles to Innovation.
Dr. Mary Jo Hatch
C. Coleman McGehee Eminent Scholars Research Professor Emerita of Banking and Commerce
University of Virginia (Retired)
Dr. Hatch is one of the field’s leading organizational theorists. She writes and lectures in the areas of corporate branding; organizational culture and identity; and art, design and organization; she is currently pursuing a second career as a visual artist. She is retired from the University of Virginia and now serves as International Research Fellow at Said Business School, Oxford University. Over the course of her career she has published over 75 articles and several books. She is the author of one of the most popular textbooks on organization theory: Organization Theory: Modern, symbolic and postmodern perspectives. Hatch holds an M.B.A. from Indiana University and a Ph.D. from Stanford.
Dr. Bob Johansen
Institute for the Future
Dr. Johansen has more than 30 years experience as a business and technology forecaster. One of the first social scientists to study the human and organizational impacts of communications and computing technologies, his focus is on emerging trends between three and twenty years out. He previously served as IFTF’s president and CEO, has taught at the graduate and undergraduate level, and has authored six books. He holds a B.S. degree from the University of Illinois, and a Ph.D. from Northwestern University. Johansen also has a divinity school degree from what is now called Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, where he studied comparative religions.
Read content from Johansen’s visit to the Center for Values-Driven Leadership, and watch summary videos, at Three Forecasts that Will Change Business in the Next 10 Years.
George Fox University
Dr. Johnson (PhD, University of Denver) is emeritus professor of leadership studies at George Fox University, Newberg, Oregon where he taught a variety of courses in leadership, ethics, communication, management, and ethics courses at the undergraduate and doctoral level. During his time at the university he served as chair of the Department of Communication Arts and founding director of the George Fox Doctor of Management/Doctor of Business Administration program. Though retired from full-time teaching, Dr. Johnson continues to serve as an adjunct professor. He is author of Organizational Ethics: A Practical Approach (3rd ed.) and Meeting the Ethical Challenges of Leadership: Casting Light or Shadow (6th ed.) and co-author (with Michael Hackman) of Leadership: A Communication Perspective. His articles have appeared in such journals as Communication Quarterly, The Journal of Leadership Studies, The Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, Academy of Management Learning and Education, The Journal of Leadership Education, Communication Education, Communication Reports, and International Listening Association Journal. Johnson has served in leadership roles in several nonprofit organizations and has participated in educational and service trips to Kenya, Rwanda, Honduras, Brazil, China and New Zealand. Professor Johnson is a past recipient of George Fox University’s distinguished teaching award and 2016 recipient of the outstanding graduate faculty researcher award. When he is not writing or teaching, Dr. Johnson enjoys working out, fly fishing, camping, and reading.
James MacGregor Burns Lecturer in Public Leadership, Harvard Kennedy School
Dr. Kellerman is the James MacGregor Burns Lecturer in Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School and the founding executive director of the School’s Center for Public Leadership.
She has held three Fulbright fellowships as well as professorships at several schools including Dartmouth and George Washington. Her own academic background includes a MA in Russian and East European Studies, a master’s of philosophy, and a PhD in political science, all from Yale University.
In addition to these achievements, Dr. Kellerman is a co-founder of the International Leadership Association, and an author and editor of many books, including The End of Leadership, which you received today. The Financial Times named it among the best business books of 2012.
Professor of Operations Management & Organization Design
IE Business School, Madrid, Spain
Dr. Ketokivi’s research, teaching, and consulting are best described as a combination of economics, sociology, psychology, management, philosophy, and statistics. In addition to the substantive topics of management, organization design, and governance, he specializes in statistics, general methodological questions, research design, reasoning, and argumentation. Dr. Ketokivi is widely published in top-tier academic management journals, and also serves, or has served, on the editorial boards of many of these journals. Most notably, in 2015-2017 he served as Co-Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Operations Management, a premier outlet for research in operations in diverse contexts, ranging from manufacturing and supply chain operations to health care and humanitarian relief. As a data analytics consultant, Dr. Ketokivi collaborates closely with researchers and practitioners in fields ranging from engineering and economic policy to psychopathology and immigration. Dr. Ketokivi assists his clients in making sense of complex statistical data by translating substantive research questions into statistical models.
Dr. Ketokivi, a native of Finland, holds a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management.
Dr. Chris Laszlo
Professor, Weatherhead School of Management
Case Western Reserve University
Chris Laszlo, Ph.D., is Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University, where is co-founder and head of the Quantum Leadership Initiative. He is Visiting Professor at the Drucker School of Management, Claremont Graduate University, and Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Benedictine University.
He is author of Flourishing Enterprise: The New Spirit of Business (2014), Embedded Sustainability: the Next Big Competitive Advantage (2011), and Sustainable Value (2008), all from Stanford University Press. His earlier book, The Sustainable Company (2003/paperback 2005) was published by Island Press. His work over the last decade has helped launch mainstream management approaches to sustainability for value and profit. Chris is also the managing partner of Sustainable Value Partners, a sustainability strategy consulting firm he co-founded in 2002.
In 2012, he was selected a Top 100 Thought Leader in Trustworthy Business Behavior” by Trust Across America™. In 2015, he was elected Fellow of the International Academy of Management.
Natural Capitalism Solutions
Hunter is President of Natural Capitalism Solutions, a Colorado non-profit that educates senior decision makers in the business case for a Regenerative Economy and helps companies, communities and countries profit from implementing more sustainable business practices. As an international professor, consultant, speaker and author on ways to use resources more efficiently, Hunter helps clients enhance business value while solving the planet’s most challenging problems. She regularly lectures to audiences around the globe and has authored hundreds of articles and 14 books in her 30 years of experience. Her book, The Way Out: Kickstarting Capitalism to Save Our Economic Ass succeeds her international best-selling book, Natural Capitalism, now in use in hundreds of colleges. In 2013, she was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the International Society of Sustainability Professionals. Hunter holds a B.A. in political science, a B.A. in sociology, and a J.D. from Loyola University School of Law in Los Angeles.
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
Dr. Ludema is currently on leave from his academic position at Georgetown University to serve as the Chief Economist of the U.S. Department of State. He has served multiple stints in government: as visiting scholar at the United States International Trade Commission, and more recently, as Senior International Economist at the Council of Economic Advisers in the Obama Administration.
His research focuses on international trade policy, with emphasis on the political economy of trade policy, multilateral trade bargaining, WTO rules, and the intersection of trade and environmental policy. He has published numerous articles in academic journals, including The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of International Economics and International Economic Review, and is associate editor of the Journal of International Economics. Dr. Ludema received his Ph.D. degree in Economics from Columbia University and is brother to Dr. Jim Ludema, the Director and Co-founder of the Center for Values-Driven Leadership.
The Chris J. Witting Chair in Entrepreneurship, Whitman School of Management
Dr. Lumpkin’s primary research interests include entrepreneurial orientation, social entrepreneurship, family business, and strategy making processes. He is a globally recognized scholar whose research has been published in the Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Business Venturing, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Journal of Management, and Strategic Management Journal. Tom is co-editor of Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal and serves on several editorial boards. Tom co-authored textbook, Strategic Management: Creating Competitive Advantages. Founder of Lumpkin and Associates, Tom also advises clients on new business development, market analysis, and strategic positioning. He holds a Ph.D. in business administration from the University of Texas at Arlington and an M.B.A. from the University of Southern California.
Dr. Cindy McCauley
Center for Creative Leadership
Dr. McCauley is a globally respected author, educator, and speaker in the area of leadership development. Over the last 30 years she has led a number of the Center for Creative Leadership’s research and product development initiatives. She is co-editor of The Center for Creative Leadership Handbook of Leadership Development (Jossey-Bass, 2010) and Using Experience to Develop Leadership Talent (Jossey-Bass, 2014). Her most recent book, Change Now! Five Steps to Better Leadership, focuses on crafting and enacting development plans. She has a Ph.D. in industrial and organizational psychology from the University of Georgia.
Dr. Carlos Mora
Center for Positive Organizational Scholarship
Dr. Mora holds a Ph.D. in mathematical psychology from the University of Michigan. He specializes in the theory and application of mathematical models in organizational settings, particularly its uses for decision making and program evaluation. Dr. Mora has developed measurement models for schools, hospitals, and manufacturing organizations. As a research scientist with the Center for Positive Organizational Scholarship at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, he is involved in a comprehensive indicator system of well-being. He teaches advanced statistics courses.
Dr. Peter G. Northouse
Professor Emeritus of Communication
Western Michigan University
Dr. Northouse is a thought leader in the fields of leadership, ethics, and interpersonal and organizational communication. He is the author of several books and scholarly articles in his areas of focus, including Leadership Theory and Practice and Introduction to Leadership: Concepts and Practice. In addition, he has worked as a consultant in leadership development, leadership education, conflict management, and health communication. He holds a doctorate in speech communication from the University of Denver and master’s and bachelor’s degrees in communication education from Michigan State University and is Professor Emeritus of Communication in the School of Communication at Western Michigan University.
Dr. Marc Orlitzky
Chair, Professor in Management
The University of South Australia
Dr. Orlitzky is a researcher and professor in the areas of strategic management, corporate responsibility, quantitative methodology/measurement, and investing/finance. He currently is the Chair and professor in management at The University of South Australia. His research has been published in Organization Studies, Business Ethics Quarterly, Journal of Management & Organization, Organizational Research Methods, Business & Society, Personnel Psychology, Academy of Management Review, and many other publication outlets. He has received several research awards, including the 2004 Moskowitz award for outstanding quantitative study in the field of social investing (for the widely cited meta-analysis by Orlitzky, Schmidt, & Rynes, 2003) and the 2001 Best Article Prize by the International Association for Business & Society in association with California Management Review (for Orlitzky & Benjamin, 2001). He holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Iowa.
Dr. Joyce Osland
Lucas Endowed Professor of Global Leadership, Executive Director/Founder of Global Leadership Advancement Center
San Jose State University
Dr. Joyce Osland’s current research addresses repatriate knowledge transfer, cultural sense-making, and global leadership expertise and development. She has received numerous awards for both teaching and scholarship, most recently the Academy of Management’s International Management Division’s Outstanding Educator award. With over 90 publications, Dr. Osland’s research appears in journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Human Resource Management, Journal of International Business Studies, and Organizational Dynamics. Her recent co-authored books are Global Leadership: Research, Practice and Development, Advances in Global Leadership, vol. 8, and The Organizational Behavior Reader. Dr. Osland is a senior partner in the Kozai Group, which develops global assessment measures. She consults on global leadership development and organizational development for companies and non-profits. Dr. Osland holds a Ph.D. from Case Western University.
Dr. Bill Pasmore
Visiting Professor of Social-Organizational Psychology, Teachers College
Columbia University Center for Creative Leadership
Bill Pasmore is Senior Vice President at the Center for Creative Leadership with responsibility for the organization’s global Organizational Leadership business. Bill also holds the position of Professor of Practice at Teachers College, Columbia University, in which he helps link scholarship in the field of organization development & leadership to practice. He teaches in the College’s doctoral and master’s degree programs and conducts research in leadership and organizational change. His current research projects include developing an upward-feedback instrument to measure the effectiveness of leader change behaviors and an assessment of physician leadership for use in development and selection.
Bill’s consulting focuses on advising CEOs, leading complex change, organization design, senior team effectiveness, collaborative strategic planning, CEO Succession, and executive development.
As a thought leader in the field of organization development, he has published twenty-nine books and numerous articles, including Leading Continuous Change, Designing Effective Organizations, Creating Strategic Change, Collaborative Management Research (With A. Shani, S. Morhman, B. Stymne and N. Adler) and Relationships that Enable Enterprise Change (with R. Carucci). Bill has served as the Editor of the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science and was a founding co-editor along with Dick Woodman of the annual series, Research in Organizational Change and Development.
Before joining the Center for Creative Leadership, Bill was a Partner at Delta Consulting, and prior to that a tenured full professor at Case Western Reserve University and visiting professor at Stanford and INSEAD. He resides in both New York City and Greensboro, North Carolina.
Margaret Elliot Tracey Professor Emeritus, University of Michigan, Ross School of Business
Dr. Quinn is the Margaret Elliot Tracey Professor Emeritus at the University of Michigan, Ross Business School. He is one of the co-founders of the Center for Positive Organizations.
Bob is globally known for both his research and his teaching, focused on culture, leadership, organizational change and effectiveness. He has published 18 books on these subjects. His book, Deep Change is a long-term best seller and has been used across the planet. His book, The Best Teacher in You won the Ben Franklin Award designating it the best book in education for 2015. His latest book is The Positive Organization: Breaking Free of Conventional Cultures, Constraints and Beliefs. His paper, “Moments of Greatness: Entering the Fundamental State of Leadership,” was selected by the Harvard Business Review as one of the 10 Must Reads On Managing Yourself. And he has 35 years of experience consulting with major corporations and government agencies.
Dr. Ronald E. Riggio
Henry R. Kravis Professor of Leadership and Organizational Psychology
Claremont McKenna College
Ronald E. Riggio, Ph.D. is the Henry R. Kravis Professor of Leadership and Organizational Psychology, Associate Dean of the Faculty, and former Director of the Kravis Leadership Institute at Claremont McKenna College. His undergraduate degree in Psychology is from Santa Clara University, and M.A. and Ph.D. from University of California, Riverside. His research interests are in the area of leadership development, charismatic and transformational leadership, and emotional and nonverbal communication. He is the has published more than 150 journal articles and book chapters, and is the author or editor of 16 books, including his textbooks, Introduction to Industrial/Organizational Psychology (now in its 7th edition), and co-author, along with Bernard Bass of Transformational Leadership (2nd edition). Dr. Riggio is a member of the International Leadership Association, the Academy of Management, the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, and the Association for Psychological Science. He worked for several years as a consultant, and has taught at several campuses of the University of California, and at California State University, Fullerton, before coming to CMC in 1996.
Dr. Abraham (Rami) Shani
Professor of Management, Orfalea College of Business
California Polytechnic State University
Dr. Shani is widely published and some of his teaching specialties include organization behavior, organization development and management change. He has taught at universities and institutions in the U.S., Israel, Italy, Sweden, Norway, Finland, France, Belgium, U.K., Hong Kong, Japan, and the Republic of China. He has authored, co-authored and edited several books including Handbook of Collaborative Management Research. Dr. Shani holds a Ph.D. in Organization Behavior and Theory from Case Western Reserve University.
Dr. Inger Stensaker
Professor of Strategic Change
NHH Norwegian School of Economics
Dr. Stensaker’s research interests are within strategic change processes focusing on the dynamics between change agents and change recipients. Sensemaking and identity processes during strategic change and how organizations can develop change capacity are key questions in her work. Dr. Stensaker conducts research in close collaboration with companies and uses qualitative methods to analyze organizational change as it is taking place in real time. Her work has been published in journals such as Human Relations, British Journal of Management, Journal of Applied Behavioral Science,
Organizational Dynamics and Journal of Change Management.
Dr. Diane Swanson
The Edgerley Family Chair of Distinction, Professor of Management, Founding Chair, Business Ethics Education Initiative, College of Business Administration
Kansas State University
Dr. Swanson is a leading thinker in the field of corporate social responsibility and value-based leadership. She has published widely in these areas, and her 1999 article in Academy of Management Review was awarded “Best Article” in 2002 by the International Association for Business and Society in conjunction with California Management Review. She has served on several journal editorial boards, including Academy of Management Review, Business Ethics Quarterly, and Business & Society and was an Associate Editor for the award-winning Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society. In January 2012, Dr. Swanson was selected to hold the Edgerley family chair of distinction at Kansas State University where she directs the Business Ethics Education Initiative. Recognized in several Who’s Who bibliographic indices, she holds a Ph.D. in business administration from the University of Pittsburgh, specializing in corporate social responsibility, strategic management, and sociology of organizations and an M.A. in economics from the University of Missouri at Kansas City.
Lawrence Fouraker Professor
Richard W. Woodman is the Lawrence Fouraker Professor of management and former head of the Department of Management at Texas A&M University. His research interests focus on organizational change and organizational creativity and his published work can be found in the top management, psychology, and organizational leadership journals.
Dr. Woodman is editor of the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science and co-editor of the JAI Press annual series, Research in Organizational Change and Development. He has been a distinguished member of several editorial boards and also served as national program chair and division chair of the Organization Development and Change division of the Academy of Management. In a previous life, Dr. Woodman was a military intelligence officer in the U.S. Army, worked in both the petroleum and banking industries, and served for several years as vice-president of a financial institution.