In addition to celebrating achievement in management, the Fellows Group provides opportunities for community and a forum for discussion among the people who have been recognized. For 2022, 17 members were selected to be honored with induction.
View the biographies of the 2022 inductees below. More information about the AOM Fellows is available here.
Ruth V. Aguilera
Ruth V. Aguilera is the Distinguished Darla and Frederick Brodsky Trustee Professor in Global Business at the D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University and a Visiting Professor at ESADE Business School in her native Barcelona. Ruth’s research, teaching and consulting interests lie at the intersection of strategic organization and global strategy, specializing in international corporate governance and corporate social responsibility/sustainability.
Tammy D. Allen
Tammy D. Allen, Ph.D., is Distinguished University Professor of Psychology at the University of South Florida. Her work focuses on topics related to work and family, organizational practices such as remote work, and employee career development and has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Institute for Safety and Health, among others. Her research has received over 43,000 citations and recognized through multiple best paper awards. Tammy served as President of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (2013-2014) and as President of the Society for Occupational Health Psychology (2018-2019). She is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Psychological Association (APA), the Association for Psychological Science, and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP). Tammy is the 2021 recipient of the Herbert Heneman Jr. Award for Career Achievement from the Human Resources Division of the Academy of Management and the 2022 recipient of the Ellen Galinsky Generative Researcher Award from the Work Family Research Network.
David G. Allen
David G. Allen is Luther Henderson University Chair in Management and Leadership and Associate Dean for Graduate Programs at the Neeley School of Business at TCU, and also Distinguished Research Environment Professor at Warwick Business School at the University of Warwick. He has served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Management, Chair of the HR Division of the Academy, and is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and the Southern Management Association. His research, teaching, and consulting cover a wide range of topics related to people and work, with a particular focus on the flow of human capital into and out of organizations. His award-winning research has been regularly published in the field’s top journals, such as Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Perspectives, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Organization Science, Organizational Research Methods, and Personnel Psychology, and he has published three books on employee turnover: Global Talent Retention (2021), Employee Retention and Turnover: Why Employees Stay or Leave (2020), and Managing Employee Turnover: Dispelling Myths and Fostering Evidence-Based Retention Strategies (2012). He earned his PhD from Georgia State University.
Julie Battilana is a professor of organizational behavior at the Harvard Business School and social innovation at the Harvard Kennedy School, where she is also the founder and faculty chair of the Social Innovation + Change Initiative. Professor Battilana's research examines the politics of change in organizations and in society. She’s especially focused on organizations and individuals that initiate and implement changes that diverge from the taken-for-granted norm—that break with the status quo. She teaches on Power and influence, leadership, and organizational change. She is the author of two books: Power, for All: How it Really Works and Why It Is Everyone’s Business (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2021) and Democratize Work: The Case for Reorganizing the Economy (University of Chicago Press, 2022, originally published in French by Le Seuil, 2020). She has articles published in the Academy of Management Annals, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Harvard Business Review, Journal of Business Ethics, Leadership Quarterly M@n@gement, Management Science, Organization, Organization Science, Organization Studies, Research in Organizational Behavior, Stanford Social Innovation Review, and Strategic Organization. Her research has been featured in publications like the Boston Globe, Forbes, Huffington Post, The Guardian, and The Washington Post. She lives in Belmont, MA.
Philip Bromiley is a Dean’s Professor and Distinguished Professor in Strategic Management at the Merage School of University of California, Irvine. Previously, he held the Carlson Chair in Strategic Management and chaired the Department of Strategic Management & Organization at the University of Minnesota. His published work includes three books and roughly 100 book chapters and journal articles. He has served on the boards of numerous scholarly journals and as associate editor at Management Science, and Strategic Management Journal. He is a fellow of the Strategic Management Society. His current research examines managerial time horizons, CEO compensation, the impact of diversity on TMT and board appointments, the practice-based view, and corporate risk-taking. He received his PhD from Carnegie-Mellon University.
Kimberly D. Elsbach
Kimberly D. Elsbach is Professor Emeritus at the Graduate School of Management, University of California, Davis. She is also an International Research Fellow at the Center for Corporate Reputation, Oxford University and co-founder of the Davis Conference on Qualitative Research. Kim's research focuses on perception—specifically how people perceive each other and their organizations. She has studied these perceptual processes in variety of contexts ranging from the California cattle industry, and the National Rifle Association, to Hollywood screenwriters and NASCAR fans. Some of her recent work examines how crying at work affects perceptions of professional women at work and how self-perceptions influence one’s willingness to take ideas in creative collaborations. She earned her PhD from Stanford University.
Riitta Katila is the William M. Keck Sr. Professor of Management at Stanford University and Research Director of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program. Her research is in the intersection of technology strategy and organizational learning. She is an expert on innovation, collaboration, and competition, and her current research centers on responsible and inclusive innovation initiatives and on machine learning methods to study them. Katila’s research has received several international honors. She is Alfred P. Sloan Industry Studies Fellow and winner of the Schendel Prize by the Strategic Management Society. She received the Academy of Management's Stephan M. Schrader Award for Outstanding Research in Technology and Innovation Management, the Thought Leader Award in Entrepreneurship, and the Best Symposium Award by the Organization and Management Theory Division of the Academy. Katila is Associate Editor of Academy of Management Annals, and of the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, and has served on the editorial review boards of Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, Strategic Organization, and Strategic Management Journal. She is past Division Chair of the Technology and Innovation Management Division of the Academy of Management. She serves as the Program Director for Strategic Management Society's Research in Organizations (RiO) program.
Bradley L. Kirkman
Bradley L. Kirkman is the General (Ret.) H. Hugh Shelton Distinguished Professor of Leadership in the Department of Management, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship in the Poole College of Management at North Carolina State University. He was formerly the Foreman R. and Ruby Bennett Endowed Chair in Business Administration in the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. His research focuses on leadership, international management, virtual teams, and work team leadership and empowerment. He has published almost seventy articles on these and other topics in Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, and Journal of Management, among other outlets. He has served as an Associate Editor for the Academy of Management Journal and is currently serving on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, and Organizational Psychology Review. He also received Outstanding Reviewer Awards from the Academy of Management Journal in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2011, and 2019, the Academy of Management Review in 2019. He is the author of the book 3D Team Leadership: A New Approach for Complex Teams (2017, Stanford University Press) and the forthcoming book, Unbreakable: Building and Leading Resilient Teams (Stanford University Press). He is a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and the American Psychological Association and is a member of the Society for Organizational Behavior. He has also won several teaching awards including the Association of Former Students Distinguished Teaching Award at Texas A&M and the Junior Faculty Teaching Excellence Award at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He received his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Paul Leonardi is the Duca Family Professor of Technology Management at UC Santa Barbara. His research, teaching, and consulting focus on helping companies to create and share knowledge more effectively. To do this, he examines on how implementing new technologies and harnessing the power of informal social networks can help organizations take advantage of their knowledge assets to create and implement innovative products. Paul has published widely on these themes across the fields of Management, Communication, and Information Systems. He is also a Fellow of the International Communication Association. He is Chair of the newly created Department of Technology Management – a department focused on organizational studies of technological innovation - in UCSB’s College of Engineering. Paul earned his PhD in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University.
Stella M. Nkomo
Stella M. Nkomo’s academic career spans two continents. Prior to her positions as Professor in the Department of Human Resource Management and Deputy Dean for Research and Postgraduate Studies at the University of Pretoria (South Africa), she was Department Chair at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (USA), a Visiting Scholar at the Tuck School of Business and a Fellow at Harvard’s Bunting Institute. Her research focuses on diversity and race and gender in organizations. She is the co-author of the critically acclaimed book, Our Separate Ways: Black and white women and the struggle for professional identity published by Harvard Business Review Press. Her research has been published in numerous management journals and edited volumes. Stella has been an Associate Editor for British Journal of Management and Organization in addition to serving on the editorial boards of many other journals. She is currently an Associate Editor for Equality, Diversity & Inclusion: an international journal and Senior Editor for diversity entries in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Business and Management. She has received numerous awards for her scholarly contributions including the Sage Scholarly Contributions Award for research on gender and diversity; the Distinguished Woman Scholar in the Social Sciences Award from the Department of Science and Technology (South Africa), and the International Leadership Association Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2018, she received the Academy of Management Distinguished Service Award. She is an A-rated South African researcher and the founding President of the Africa Academy of Management. She holds a PhD in Human Resource Management from the University of Massachusetts.
Damon J. Phillips
Damon J. Phillips is the Robert Steinberg Professor at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School and (by courtesy) the Annenberg School for Communication. His research focuses on labor markets, strategy, creativity, organizational change, and entrepreneurship. He has published numerous articles and authored an acclaimed book on the market for jazz music. In 2021 he was honored with the Distinguished Educator Award by the OMT Division of the Academy of Management for his work on business schools initiatives to tackle the mass incarceration crisis. Phillips was previously the Lambert Family Professor of Social Enterprise and Academic Director of the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise at Columbia University. Before joining Columbia University in 2011, he was on the faculty of the University of Chicago (1998-2011) and a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford (2010-2011). Damon has a BS from Morehouse College, SM from MIT, and a MA and PhD from Stanford University.
Ray Reagans is the Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Management in the Work and Organization Studies Group at the MIT Sloan School of Management. His research focuses on a set of related questions, including how demographic characteristics such as age, gender, and race affect the formation of interpersonal relationships; how demographic diversity affects a teams’ social capital and how a team’s social capital affects its performance and general capacity for learning; and finally how an individual’s social network affects his or her ability to share knowledge. More recently, his research considers how organizational climate and culture affects the retention and performance of women and racial minorities. Reagans is currently serving as the Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Philip L. Roth
Philip L. Roth is the Trevillian Distinguished Professor of Management at Clemson University. His research interests involve political affiliation in organizations, employee selection, social media, and meta-analysis. Phil is a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. He served as chair of AOM’s Research Methods division and three terms as representative at large for the Human Resources division. Phil has been honored for his work in meta-analysis by the Schmidt-Hunter Meta-Analysis Award and for his contributions to the HR division with the David P. Lepak Service Award. He publishes in the Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, and the Journal of Management. His research has been featured in Harvard Business Review and the London School of Economics Review. Phil earned a PhD from the University of Houston and a BA from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.
Nancy P. Rothbard
Nancy P. Rothbard is the David Pottruck Professor of Management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining Wharton, she was at the Kellogg School of Management as a post-doctoral fellow. More recently, she served as the Chair of Wharton’s Management Department and is currently serving as the Deputy Dean of the Wharton School. She studies what motivates people to bring their full selves to work and how this affects their work engagement, prosocial behavior, performance, and relationships. In particular, she examines how people navigate the boundary between work and personal lives in the context of diverse organizations and technological change. Her research on these topics has been published in top management journals including Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Journal of Applied Psychology. She has served on numerous editorial boards, and was a senior editor for Organization Science from 2010-2021. In addition to her scholarly work, she is the recipient of multiple teaching awards including the Wharton Teaching Commitment and Innovation Award and numerous Wharton Teaching Excellence Awards. She earned her AB from Brown University and her PhD from the University of Michigan.
Dean Shepherd is the Ray and Milann Siegfried Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Mendoza College of Business, Notre Dame University. His research and teaching are in the field of entrepreneurship; he investigates the decision making involved in leveraging cognitive and other resources to act on opportunities, responding with resilience to adversity, and learning from experimentation (including failure). Dean received his doctorate and MBA from Bond University (Australia).
Wendy K. Smith
Wendy K. Smith is the Dana J. Johnson Professor of Management and faculty director of the Women’s Leadership Initiative at the Lerner College of Business and Economics, University of Delaware. She earned her PhD in organizational behavior at Harvard Business School, where she began her research on strategic paradoxes—how leaders and senior teams effectively respond to contradictory, yet interdependent demands. Working with executives and scholars globally, she received the Web of Science Highly Cited Research Award (2019, 2020 and 2021) for being among the 1 percent most-cited researchers in her field and received the Decade Award (2021) from the Academy of Management Review for the most cited paper in the past 10 years. Her work has been published in such journals as Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, Harvard Business Review, Organization Science, and Management Science. She has taught at the University of Delaware, Harvard University, and the University of Pennsylvania–Wharton while helping senior leaders and middle managers navigate personal and strategic paradoxes, and address issues of interpersonal dynamics, team performance, organizational change, and innovation. Wendy lives in Philadelphia with her husband, three children, and the family dog.
Eero Vaara is Professor in Organizations and Impact at Saïd Business School at University of Oxford. He also serves as Visiting Distinguished Professor at Aalto University. His research focuses on strategic and institutional change. This includes strategy process and practice research, studies of radical change such as mergers and acquisitions, work on institutional change and legitimation, and research on multinational corporations, nationalism, and globalization. What cuts across these research interests is an attempt to better understand how communication, discourses and narratives are used in and around organizations and how they construct organizational reality. This research has been published in a number of articles in the leading journals and several books. He has served in editorial roles, such as an Associate Editor in Academy of Management Journal. He has received several awards for his publications such as Roland Calori Prize for the Best Paper published in Organization Studies in 2003, OMT Best Published Paper Award 2014, and JIBS Silver Medal for Significant Contributions to International Business in 2019. He has also served in leadership roles in international societies and associations (e.g., Chair of European Group for Organizational Studies, member of the Board of Governors in Academy of Management, and board member in Nordic Academy of Management, European Institute of Advanced Studies in Management, and Scandinavian Consortium for Organizational Research). He is a lifetime member in the Finnish Academy of Sciences and Letters and the Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters.