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The Board of Governors, the primary governing body of the Academy, has legal and fiduciary accountability for the association and primary responsibility for direction setting and policy development.  The Board of Governors is comprised of 15 individuals, including the president, president elect, vice president and program chair, vice president elect and program chair elect, past president, nine representatives-at-large, all of whom are elected. The executive director and secretary-treasurer is an ex officio member of the Board.

Current members of the Academy of Management Board of Governors include:

2013-2014 Board of Governors

President: R. Duane Ireland
President Elect: Paul S. Adler 
Vice President and Program Chair: Debra L. Shapiro 
Vice President Elect and Program Chair Elect: Anita M. McGahan 
Past President: Ming-Jer Chen
Representatives at Large: Pamela S. Barr, Gayle M. Baugh, Ann Buchholtz, Mark Gavin, Kathryn N. Kearins, Quinetta Roberson, Christopher Tucci, Mary Waller, Sandy J. Wayne

 
President 
  Duane IrelandR. Duane Ireland

Texas A&M University

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R. Duane Ireland is a Distinguished Professor and the Conn Chair in New Ventures Leadership in the Mays Business School, Texas A&M University. A Fellow of the Academy of Management, he has been active in the Academy for more than 30 years and has participated in a number of activities including a three-year term as a representative-at-large member of the Academy's Board of Governors. He has served as an associate editor for AMJ and for AME and has completed terms as a member of the editorial review boards for AMJ, AME, and AMR and multiple other journals including JOM. He also served as a consulting editor for Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice. He has been a guest co-editor of special issues for AMR, AME (twice), SMJ, JBV, and ORM and recently, served as editor for AMJ. He has won best paper awards from AMJ (2000) and AME (1999). He served as newsletter editor for the BPS Division and has made multiple presentations to Doctoral Consortia and Junior Faculty Workshops sponsored by various Academy Divisions and has been a member of over a dozen Academy task forces and committees. His recent research foci include strategic entrepreneurship, effectively managing a firm's resource portfolio, and entrepreneurship within informal economies. Working with excellent colleagues, he has authored or co-authored over 175 publications and close to a dozen scholarly books and texts. He is the co-editor of a series of strategic management (Oxford) and entrepreneurship (Prentice-Hall) texts.


 
President-Elect & Coordinator of Professional Divisions
 

Paul AdlerPaul S. Adler

University of Southern California

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Born in Australia, Paul began his university education there but dropped out to travel and grow up. He never did get an undergraduate degree. Paul moved to France in 1974 where he earned his doctorate in economics and management while working as a research economist for the French government. He moved to the USA in 1981, and before arriving at the University of Southern California in 1991, Paul was affiliated with the Brookings Institution, Barnard College, Harvard Business School, and Stanford's School of Engineering. More recently, Paul has been a visiting professor at Melbourne Business School and Manchester Business School. His research and teaching are primarily in the fields of organization theory and business and society. He has published widely and served as a Senior Editor at Organization Science. Paul loves to bring people together on publication projects, resulting in several (co-)edited volumes: Technology and the Future of Work (1992), Usability: Turning Technologies into Tools (1992), Remade in America: Transplanting and Transforming Japanese Management Systems (1999), The Firm as a Collaborative Community: Reconstructing Trust in the Knowledge Economy (2006), and Oxford Handbook of Sociology and Organization Studies (2009); and he co-authored Healing Together: The Labor-Management Partnership at Kaiser Permanente (2009). Within the Academy of Management, Paul has served as chair of the Technology and Innovation Management Division, co-founded the Critical Management Studies Interest Group, served as a representative-at-large on the Academy's Board of Governors, and participated in numerous junior faculty and doctoral consortia for several Divisions.


 
Vice President & Program Chair
 

Debra L. ShapiroDebra L. Shapiro

University of Maryland
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Debra L. Shapiro (Ph.D. Northwestern U) is the Clarice Smith Professor at the U of Maryland (UMD), formerly the Willard Graham Distinguished Professor at UNC-Chapel Hill where she was 1986-2003. Debra has led UNC's and MD's business schools' PhD Programs (as Associate Dean at UNC from 1998-2001 and UMD from 2008-2011). Debra's leadership also includes her being: Division Chair of The Academy's Conflict Management Division, Representative-at-Large on the Academy's Board of Governors and Chair of the Academy's Division/Interest Group Review Committee, AMJ Associate Editor, AMR guest co-editor, and member of the HR Division's Scholar Achievement Award Committee, the OB Division's Cummings Scholarly Achievement Award Committee and Social Events Taskforce, and many Academy-wide Committees (e.g., AMR Best Paper Award, Career Achievement Awards, Terry Book Award, Newman Dissertation Award). Debra studies strategies (negotiating, mediating, dispute-resolving) for facilitating fairness, positive work-related behaviors, and win-win agreements, especially in challenging situations (e.g., when employees resist change, perceive injustice, or have differing cultural values). Debra's work has won "Best Paper Awards" five times and is in ASQ, AMJ, AMR, AME, OBHDP, JAP, JPSP, JESP, JOB, Communication Research, several Handbooks (spanning negotiation, culture, and justice) and the OB Division's inaugural podcast series among other outlets. Debra's most recent book, part of SIOP's 2012 Frontier Series (and co-edited with Barry Goldman), is "The Psychology of Negotiation in the 21st Century Workplace." Debra received UNC's 1997 PhD Teaching Award and UMD's 2007 Krowe Teaching Award and is a Fellow of The Academy of Management, Society of Organizational Behavior, and the Ethics Resource Center. In her free time Debra enjoys sports, arts, philanthropic activities, and playing "mediator" to family members who support opposing sports teams. 


 
Vice President-Elect & Program Chair-Elect
 

Anita M. McGahanAnita McGahan

University of Toronto 

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Anita M. McGahan is Associate Dean of Research, PhD Director, Professor and Rotman Chair in Management at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.  She served the Academy over an eight-year period in various elected positions within the BPS Division, including as BPS Division Chair. Subsequently, she chaired the Academy's Terry Book Award Committee.  In 2010, she was awarded the BPS Division's "Irwin Distinguished Educator Award" and, in 2012, the Academy conferred on McGahan its Career Distinguished Educator Award in part for her championship of reform in the core curriculum of Business Schools. McGahan is Senior Associate at the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard University, and is Chief Economist at the Massachusetts General Hospital Division for Global Health and Human Rights.  At the University of Toronto, she is cross appointed from the School of Management to the Munk School of Global Affairs.  Her credits include two books and over 100 articles, case studies, notes and other published material on competitive advantage, industry evolution, and financial performance. McGahan's current research emphasizes entrepreneurship in the public interest and innovative collaboration between public and private organizations.  She is also pursuing a long-standing interest in the inception of new industries, particularly in global health.  McGahan earned both a PhD and MA (Business Economics) in two years from Harvard University, an MBA as a Baker Scholar from the Harvard Business School, and a BA in Humanities (Phi Beta Kappa) from Northwestern University.


 
Past President
 

Ming-Jer ChenMing-Jer Chen

University Of Virginia

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Ming-Jer Chen holds the Leslie E. Grayson Professorship at the University of Virginia's Darden Graduate School of Business. After graduating from the University of Maryland, he served on the faculties of Columbia Business School and the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School. He has been affiliated with the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (UK) and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Ming-Jer has served as AMR's associate editor, chair of the BPS division, and on the editorial boards of AMJ, Organization Science, and SMJ. He has been actively involved in the Academy for more than 20 years, participating in doctoral/new faculty consortia and serving on committees and Academy task forces for the establishment of the Asia Academy of Management. Ming-Jer is recognized for his contributions to competitive dynamics, a new topic in management that analyzes interfirm competition from an organizational and behavioral perspective. He has written two books and published in AMJ, AMR, ASQ, SMJ, Journal of Management Inquiry, Management Science, and received the AMR and Glueck (twice) Best Paper Awards. Ming-Jer is known for his dedication to teaching and has received awards for his pedagogical contributions. He has spoken at international forums hosted by the World Economic Forum and HSM. Born and raised in a rural town in Taiwan, Ming-Jer now lives with his wife and two sons in Charlottesville, Virginia, where he appreciates being part of what Thomas Jefferson called the "academical village." He enjoys doing things to help make the world smaller, on both the professional and personal fronts.


 
Representative-at-Large
 

Pamela BarrPamela Barr

Georgia State University
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Pamela Barr is Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Managerial Sciences at the J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia U.S.A. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and has been an active member of the Academy of Management since 1987.  Pam has served the Academy as a member of the Executive Committee of the Managerial and Organizational Cognition Division from 2000 to 2005, including Division Chair 2003-2004, and as a member of the Academy of Management Division Review Committee 2004-2005, and has received multiple submission reviewer awards from the MOC and BPS divisions.  She served as guest co-editor of a special issue of Academy of Management Review and is currently a member of the editorial boards of Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review and Strategic Management Journal. Pam's research interests include strategy formulation, strategic change and decision making, with particular emphasis on the role of managerial and organizational cognition in these processes.  Her work has been published in several journals including Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Academy of Management Review and Journal of Management Studies as well as in a number of edited books.  


 
Representative-at-Large
 

Gayle M. BaughGayle M. Baugh  

University Of West Florida
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Gayle Baugh received her Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati and is currently a tenured associate professor at the University of West Florida. She has been a member of the Academy of Management for over 20 years, serving as the Division Chair and Program Chair for the Gender and Diversity in Organizations Division and in 2007 receiving the Janet Chusmir/Sage Distinguished Service Award. She has twice served as the Secretary for the Careers Division. She is a Past President of the Southwest Academy of Management.  

Her primary areas of research are careers and diversity. She has authored over 30 articles in publications including Career Development International, Group and Organization Management, the Journal of Applied Social Psychology, the Journal of Vocational Behavior, and the Journal of Social Behavior and Personality. She has also written several book chapters, including a chapter on formal mentoring in the Handbook of Mentoring at Work: Theory, Research, and Practice.  

She is currently the Editor for Group & Organization Management and serves on the editorial board for Career Development International and the Journal of Managerial Psychology. She has received Outstanding Reviewer awards from the Careers Division, the Gender and Diversity in Organizations Division, and the Organizational Behavior Division, as well as from the Southern Management Association and the Southwest Academy of Management. She has twice received the Hopkins Award for faculty development and is a three time recipient of the Dyson Award for research from the College of Business at the University of West Florida.



 
Representative-at-Large
 

Ann BuchholtzAnn Buchholtz

Rutgers Business School

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Ann K. Buchholtz (Ph.D., New York University) is Professor of Leadership and Ethics and Research Director of the Institute for Ethical Leadership at Rutgers University. She also is a past chairperson of the Social Issues in Management Division of the Academy of Management and was a member of the Academy's ethics task force that designed a Code of Ethics for the Academy. She subsequently served as the inaugural chairperson of the Academy's Ethics Adjudication Committee. She is a founding fellow of the Strategic Management Society Stakeholder Interest Group and is the coauthor, with Archie Carroll, of Business & Society: Ethics, Sustainability, and Stakeholder Management, now in its eighth edition. In addition, she has authored numerous articles that examine the intersection of business ethics, social issues, and corporate governance. Her work has been published in the Academy of Management Journal, the Academy of Management Review, Business and Society, Business Ethics Quarterly, the Journal of Management, Organization Science, the Journal of Management Studies, and Corporate Governance an International Review, among others, and she serves on the editorial board of Business & Society. Her research has been presented in numerous national and international conferences and has received an ANBAR Citation of Excellence. She is the recipient of numerous teaching awards including Profound Effect on a Student Leader. Her service learning projects received the "Trailblazer Advocate of the Year" award for her programs that taught business students to use their business skills to achieve positive changes in society.  


 
Representative-at-Large
 

Mark GavinMark Gavin

West Virginia University
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Mark Gavin (Ph.D., Purdue University) is an Associate Professor of Management at West Virginia University and serves as the Department of Management's Ph.D. Program Coordinator. He has been a member of the Academy of Management for 18 years. During that time, he has served on a handful of Academy-level committees/task forces and has also served as the PDW Chair, Program Chair and Chair of the Research Methods Division. He is the Past President of the Southern Management Association, an affiliate of the Academy of Management. He currently serves on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Leadership and Organization Studies, Journal of Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior and Organizational Research Methods. He researches in the areas of interpersonal trust, leadership, emotions, employee behavior and multilevel phenomena. His research has appeared in Academy of Management Journal, Human Relations, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Personnel Psychology, among others.


 
Representative-at-Large
 

Kathryn N. KearinsKathryn N. Kearins

Auckland University of Technology
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Kate Kearins is Professor of Management, and Associate Dean Research in the Faculty of Business and Law, at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand. Kate received her PhD in Management from the University of Waikato, New Zealand. She has held visiting positions in the UK and France, as well as currently in Malaysia. As Program Chair, Chair Elect and finally in her term as Chair of the Organizations and the Natural Environment Interest Group of the Academy of Management, Kate was instrumental in that group's successful application for Division status in 2007. She sat on the Academy's Divisions and Interest Group Relations Committee the following year. She serves on the editorial boards for Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, Business and Society, Business Strategy and the Environment, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Management Education, Management Communication Quarterly, and Organization and Environment. Her research focuses on business and sustainability, stakeholder engagement, as well as education for sustainability in the university and business school context. She has published widely in both management and accounting journals, and with her co-authors, won several international case research awards. She has won her university's award for excellence in postgraduate research supervision, and takes a particular interest in working collaboratively.


 
Representative-at-Large
 

Quinetta M. Roberson Roberson

Villanova University

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Quinetta M. Roberson is a Professor of Management in the Villanova School of Business at Villanova University. Prior to her current position, she was an Associate and Assistant Professor of Human Resource Studies at Cornell University. She has also held visiting positions at Melbourne Business School, University of Maryland at College Park, and Bocconi University in Milan, Italy.

Professor Roberson's research interests center on contextual investigations of organizational justice - particularly fairness in work teams and human resource contexts. In addition, she does research on diversity - specifically, people's diversity-related experiences at work and the system-level effects of organizational diversity and inclusion initiatives. Her research has appeared in such journals as the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Organizational Research Methods and Personnel Psychology. Professor Roberson is an Associate Editor at the Journal of Applied Psychology (2008-2014), and is currently working on a Handbook of Diversity in the Workplace to be published by Oxford Press. Professor Roberson teaches courses globally on human resource management at the undergraduate, graduate and executive levels. During her membership of over 15 years in the Academy of Management, she has chaired and/or participated in a variety of symposia, workshops, paper sessions and consortia. In addition, she has served as PDW Chair, Program Chair and Division Chair for the Gender and Diversity in Organizations Division. Most recently, she served as Chair of the newly-formed Diversity and Inclusion Theme Committee and continues her work with the committee.


 



 
Representative-at-Large
 

Christopher L. Tuccitucci 

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale Lausanne

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Christopher L. Tucci is Professor of Management of Technology at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), where he holds the Chair in Corporate Strategy & Innovation. He received the degrees of Ph.D. in Management from the Sloan School of Management, MIT; SM (Technology & Policy) from MIT; and BS (Mathematical Sciences), AB (Music), and MS (Computer Science) from Stanford. Before returning for his PhD, he was an industrial computer scientist involved in developing Internet protocols and applying artificial intelligence tools to industrial problems.

Professor Tucci joined EPFL in 2003 where he teaches courses in Technology and Innovation Management (TIM), Information Technology Strategy, and Research Methods. His primary area of expertise concerns how firms manage technology to gain competitive advantage. He is interested in technological change and how waves of technological changes affect incumbent firms. He is also studying how the popularization of the Internet affects firms in different industries. Professor Tucci also studies business models, open innovation, crowdsourcing, and dynamic capabilities.

He has published articles in, among others, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, Management Science, Research Policy, Communications of the ACM, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, and Journal of Product Innovation Management.  He is the TIM Department Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management and on the Editorial Board of Organization Science.  In 2004, he was elected to the five-year division leadership track of the TIM Division.  In 2010, he was elected to the leadership track of the SMS' Strategy & Entrepreneurship Division.


 
Representative-at-Large
 

Mary J. WallerMary J. Waller

Schulich School of Business

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Mary J. Waller is Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto. She holds a bachelor's degree in petroleum land management (U. of Oklahoma), a master's degree in management science (U. of Colorado - Denver), and a Ph.D. in organization science (U. of Texas at Austin). Before beginning her graduate studies, Mary worked in the petroleum, aviation, and software industries -- work that often involved collaborating in teams under time-pressured situations. That experience helped motivate her team dynamics research, resulting in publications in the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Management Science, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Small Group Research, and other academic outlets. Mary has also developed courses in team dynamics at the MBA and Ph.D. levels, and was awarded the 2010 MBA Teaching Excellence Award at Schulich. In addition to these activities, Mary has been active in the Academy of Management for 20 years, having served as Representative-at-Large for the Organizational Behavior Division, as Program Chair and Division Chair for the Managerial and Organizational Cognition Division, and as a faculty volunteer for the MOC Cognition in the Rough workshop. She recently served as Program Chair for the 2011 INGRoup conference, as Program Chair (Groups Track) for the 2011 European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology conference, and currently reviews submissions as a member of several journal editorial boards. Mary's hobbies include studying German, playing the concertina, and being herded by her three Border Collies.


Representative-at-Large 
 

Sandy J. WayneSandy Wayne

University of Illinois at Chicago

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Sandy J. Wayne is Professor of Management at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and Director of the University of Illinois Center for Human Resource Management. She has held a Visiting Professor of Management position at Chinese University of Hong Kong for the past 6 summers. Dr. Wayne received her Ph.D. in Management from Texas A&M University and has been a member of the Academy of Management since 1983. She has served as PDW Chair, Program Chair, and Division Chair for the Human Resources Division of the Academy of Management. She has served on the editorial board for the Academy of Management Journal and currently serves on the editorial boards for Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management, and Human Resource Management Review. Her research focuses on relationships in the workplace including employee-supervisor relationships and employee-organization relationships, and the antecedents and consequences of these relationships for organizations and their members. Her articles have appeared in Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and Research in Personnel and Human Resources Management. She has received a number of awards for her research including the S. Rains Wallace Dissertation Award, the Yoder-Heneman Human Resource Management Research Award, and the Ulrich & Lake Award for Excellence in HRM Scholarship.


 

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