Founding Fellows are lifetime fellowship holders who provided the Center with the foundational research that forms the basis of the Center’s programs and leadership model. Additionally, Founding Fellows have provided a multidisciplinary perspective for the development of applied research that informs our programs with practical assessment tools and leadership development modules. Contributions of the Founding Fellows have been pivotal to the establishment and development of the Center, therefore, the Center has granted the Founding Fellows an honorary lifetime membership and recognition.

Donald Barnet

Lieutenant Colonel
Director of Military Science Department


Mayra Beers,?Ph.D.

Director of Operations
Center for Leadership


Joyce Elam,?Ph.D.

Executive Dean
College of Business Administration


Nathan J. Hiller, Ph.D.

Associate?Professor of Management and International Business
Fellow, FIU Center for Leadership


Jose De la Torre,?Ph.D.

Clinical Professor
J.K. Batten Eminent Scholar Chair in Strategy
Department of Management and International Business


Kaihan Krippendorff

CEO of Kai Method
Author of three business strategy books

Dana Farrow, Ph.D.

Professor of Management and International Business
Academic Director, International MBA Program


Galen Kroeck, Ph.D.

Chair, Department of Management and International Business


Modesto A. Maidique, Ph.D.

President Emeritus
Alvah H. Chapman, Jr., Eminent Scholar Chair in Leadership
Executive Director, FIU Center for Leadership
Professor of Management


Nance Guilmartin

Author, Business Consultant


Juan Sanchez, Ph.D.

Knight Ridder Byron Harless Eminent Scholar
Chair in Management
Fellow, American Psychological Association
Department of Management and International Business