Academy of Management Board of Governors

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

Board of Governors Meetings

AOM's Board of Governors meets three times annually, in December, April, and August, just prior to the Annual Meeting. Highlights of recent meetings are available to members, upon request.

The Academy of Management's Board of Governors (2020-2021)

President: Quinetta M. Roberson

President-Elect: Herman Aguinis

Vice President and Program Chair: Amy Hillman

Vice President-Elect and Program Chair-Elect: Sharon Alvarez

Past President: Jacqueline A-M. Coyle-Shapiro

Representatives at Large: Pratima Bansal, Diana Bilimoria, Deanne N. Den Hartog, Ingrid Fulmer, Morten Huse, Søren H. Jensen, Tammy L. Madsen, Isabel Metz, Nelson Phillips



President: Quinetta M. Roberson, Villanova University


Quinetta Roberson is the Fred J. Springer Endowed Chair in Business Leadership and a Professor of Management at Villanova University, formerly an Associate Professor of Human Resource Studies at Cornell University. She has had the amazing opportunity to be a visiting scholar at universities on every continent (except Antarctica, but there's still time) and to serve as a program director at the National Science Foundation. Prior to earning her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, she obtained undergraduate and graduate degrees in finance and worked as a financial analyst.

Quinetta's research and teaching interests are in the fields of human resource management and organizational behavior—specifically, the experience and effects of diversity and fairness in organizations.

Her work has been published in AOM journals, such as Academy of Management Annals, Academy of Management Journal, and Academy of Management Review, as well as other top journals in the field. She has served as an Associate Editor at the Journal of Applied Psychology, served on several editorial boards, and is a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

Quinetta has been an active member of the Academy of Management for over 20 years. In addition to actively contributing to, and reviewing for, the annual PDW and scholarly programs, she has worked in various leadership roles, including: New Doctoral Student Consortium planning committee, Human Resources Division Best Student Paper Committee Chair, Gender and Diversity in Organizations Division Executive Board, Diversity & Inclusion Theme Committee Chair, and Representative-at-Large on the Board of Governors.

President-Elect & Coordinator of Professional Divisions: Herman Aguinis, George Washington University

Herman Aguinis

Herman Aguinis is the Avram Tucker Distinguished Scholar at the George Washington University School of Business. Previously, he held the John F. Mee Chair in Management in the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. He has held visiting scholar positions at universities in Australia, China, France, Spain, Singapore, South Africa, Malaysia, Puerto Rico, and Argentina. His multi-disciplinary, multi-method, and multi-level research addresses the acquisition, development, and deployment of human capital in organizations and organizational research methods.

He has published about 150 journal articles (e.g., AMJ, AMR, SMJ, JAP) and eight books including Performance Management and Regression Analysis for Categorical Moderators, has delivered more than 125 presentations at universities in about 20 countries, and secured US $5 million in extramural funds (e.g., National Science Foundation). His research has been featured by Forbes, The Economist, Bloomberg Businessweek, USA Today, and other media.

A Fellow of the Academy of Management, he received AOM Practice Theme Committee Scholar Practice Impact Award recognizing an outstanding scholar who has had an impact on policy making and managerial and organizational practices, the Research Methods Division Distinguished Career Award for lifetime contributions, and the Entrepreneurship Division IDEA Thought Leader Award. In addition, he has received the best article of the year awards from five different journals. He also received Indiana University’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Building Bridges Award for promoting equality, equity, diversity, and justice.

He served as Editor-in-Chief of Organizational Research Methods and as guest editor for special issues of the Journal of Management on bridging micro and macro research domains and Personnel Psychology on corporate social responsibility. Selective examples of service to AOM  include President of the Iberoamerican Academy of Management, Task Force Member for redesigning AOM meetings, and Chair of the Research Methods Division.

Vice President & Program Chair: Amy Hillman, Arizona State University

Amy Hillman

Amy Hillman is a Professor of Management and the Charles J. Robel Dean’s Chair of the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. She received her PhD from Texas A&M University in Strategic Management and Business & Public Policy and was formerly on the faculty of Michigan State University and University of Western Ontario.

She is former editor of Academy of Management Review, former associate editor of Academy of Management Journal, a Fellow of the Academy of Management and in 2018 received the Academy of Management’s Distinguished Educator Award. Her previous service to Academy of Management also includes the editorial boards of AMJ, AMR, and AMLE as well as serving the STR (BPS) division as a member of the executive committee and research committee, co-chairing mid-career and new faculty consortia, and on the SIM best paper committee. She is currently a member of the STR and OMT divisions.

Her research focuses on corporate political strategies, boards of directors, and corporate strategy. Hillman’s corporate experience includes serving as the general manager of a retail and manufacturing clothing business prior to joining academia, consulting for major corporations on corporate strategy and facilitating strategic planning, and advising companies on strategies to influence public policy. She serves as director and chair of the Nominating/Governance committee of Nasdaq traded CDK Global, a member of AMERCO’s independent governance committee, and serves on the non-profit boards of the Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the ASU’s Research Park.

Vice President-Elect & Program Chair-Elect: Sharon Alvarez, University of Pittsburgh

Sharon Alvarez

Sharon Alvarez is the Thomas W. Olofson Chair in Entrepreneurial Studies at the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh. Professor Alvarez is the Past Chair of the Entrepreneurship pision of the Academy of Management and was the 2015 Denver Program Chair for the Strategic Management Society as well as Representative at Large for the SMS Entrepreneurship Interest Group.

Alvarez has been a Max Planck Scholar at the Max Planck Institute for Entrepreneurship and Economic Systems Research, she has been a visiting professor at Sun-Yet-Sen University in China, the University of Alberta, and the University of Utah. Her current research includes entrepreneurship theory of opportunities, firm, and market emergence. She is associate editor for the Academy of Management Review and past associate editor for Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. She has been published in Academy of Management Review, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Academy of Management Executive, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Management, and Human Resource Management Journal.

Alvarez’s paper (with Barney) “Discovery and Creation: Alternative Theories of Entrepreneurial Action” won the Academy of Management’s Entrepreneurship Division 2019 Foundational Paper Award as well as the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal Best Paper Award; her paper (with Barney) “Forming and Exploiting Opportunities: The Implications of Discovery and Creation Processes for Entrepreneurial and Organizational Research” was the runner-up for the INFORMS award; and her paper (with Barney) “How Entrepreneurs Organize under Conditions of Uncertainty” won the Journal of Management Best Paper Award.

Past President: Jacqueline A-M. Coyle-Shapiro, London School of Economics


Jacqueline A-M. Coyle-Shapiro is a Professor in Organizational Behaviour in the Department of Management at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) where she completed her Ph.D. in 1996. Her prior leadership positions include serving as Chair of the Academy's OB Division 2014-15, Head of the Employment Relations and Organizational Behaviour Group at the LSE from 2010-2013 and Senior Editor at the Journal of Organizational Behaviour from 2007-2012. She has held a number of visiting positions in the United States, Australia, France, and Ireland, and she has taught in Singapore, Colombia, Norway, Germany, and Portugal. 

She has co-edited two special issues of journals and two books on the employee-organization relationship: The Employment Relationship: Examining Psychological and Contextual Perspectives (2004) and The Employee-Organization Relationship: Applications for the 21st Century (2012).  Her research interests include employment relationships, psychological contracts, social exchange theory, and organizational citizenship behaviour. She has been published in such journals as the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology and Journal of Organizational Behavior. Her current work examines ideological currency and calling as well as employee-organization relationships and health. Within AOM, she has served on a number of Awards Committees (such as the Terry Book Award and the OB Division's Cummings Scholarly Achievement Award), AOM Second Conference Taskforce, Cross-Divisional Roundtable Committee, and, more recently, the Division and Interest Group Relations Committee. She has participated in a number of Junior Faculty Workshops and Doctoral Consortiums for several Divisions (ODC, OB, and HR).