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The Leadership Research Colloquium 2012

The Leadership Research Colloquium provides a forum for faculty, graduate students and research, professionals lo present developing, extant and cutting edge new research, as they affect leadership in organizations and in our communities. The colloquium also features the work of the recipient of the Center's prestigious Alvah H. Chapman Jr. Outstanding Dissertation Award.



2012 Presenters

  • Meredith Newman (Moderator)

    Meredith Newman
    Professor and Chair of the Department of Public Administration
    Florida International University

  • Galen Kroeck


    Galen Kroeck
    Chair, Department of Management & International Business
    Professor, Department of Management & International Business
    Florida International University
    College of Business

    Dr. Galen Kroeck, an industrial/organizational psychologist, is a Professor and Chairman of the Department of Management & International Business at Florida International University (FIU). He has worked in a consulting capacity with public and private organizations in the United States as well as numerous international companies, primarily in the areas of human resources, leadership and corporate organization. Kroeck has published diverse articles in magazines and journals and has authored or co-authored three human resource management textbooks.

    Session Topic: 
    Women's political leadership participation around the world: An institutional analysis

  • Stephen Courtright

    Stephen Courtright 
    Alvah H. Chapman Jr. Outstanding Dissertation Award Winner
    Assistant Professor of Management
    Texas A&M University

    Stephen Courtright is an assistant professor of management in the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. He earned a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Iowa and a B.S. in Accounting from Brigham Young University-Idaho.

    Dr. Courtright's primary areas of expertise are team and leadership effectiveness. His research—which has garnered awards from the Academy of Management, Society for Human Resource Management, and the Network of Leadership Scholars—has been published or is in press at Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Organizational Dynamics, and Group & Organization Management. His work has also been featured by The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, U.S. News & World Report, and ABC Radio. He has consulted for several organizations, including John Deere and the Veterans Health Administration, on issues related to team and leadership development. He is a member of the Academy of Management and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

    Prior to earning his Ph.D., Dr. Courtright worked as a tax accountant. Most importantly, he and his wife, Nicole, are the proud parents of three wonderful and rambunctious children.

    Session Topic: 
    Developing Leadership Skills through Challenging Job Assignments: Benefits and Points of Caution

  • Modesto A. Maidique


    Modesto A. Maidique
    President Emeritus, FIU
    Alvah H. Chapman, Jr., Chair in Leadership
    Executive Director, Center for Leadership
    Florida International University
    College of Business

    Professor Modesto A. Maidique is the Alvah H. Chapman, Jr., Eminent Scholar Chair in Leadership. He is also Professor of Management and Executive Director of the Center for Leadership in the College of Business Administration at Florida International University (FIU). Professor Maidique brings his expertise and ongoing research on executive leadership into the classroom, teaching graduate students in FIU's MBA programs.

    Professor Maidique is the developer and program director for the Leading Decisions Executive Leadership Development Program. The program is offered through the Center for Leadership to C-level executives. The Center also offers a pioneering business-oriented leadership program for principals (PLDP) and the Women on the Move program that targets female executives.

    In June 2009, Professor Maidique was named President Emeritus of Florida International University by the FIU Board of Trustees in recognition of his leadership, dedication, and transformational accomplishments during his 23 year tenure as University President. From 1986 to 2009, Professor Maidique served as president of FIU and led its transformation from a comprehensive university to a major research university classified in the highest ranking awarded by the Carnegie Foundation. Under his leadership, FIU tripled in physical size, grew to nearly 40,000 students, and ranked among the 20 largest universities in the United States, with membership in Phi Beta Kappa and a Division I-A football team. During his tenure, FIU established accredited Colleges of Law, Engineering, Architecture and Public Health; and most recently, Professor Maidique spearheaded the historic opening of the new FIU College of Medicine, one of only three U.S. medical schools established in the last 25 years. In recognition of his achievements, the FIU Board of Trustees named FIU's main campus the Modesto A. Maidique Campus.

    Professor Maidique held academic appointments at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard and Stanford Universities. Professor Maidique is also contributing author to ten books. His co-authored textbook, Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation, has been widely used at colleges and universities. He is co-author of "The Art of High Technology Management," one of the best-selling articles published by the Sloan Management Review, and of Energy Future, a New York Times bestseller on energy policy.

    A co-founder and former CEO of Analog Devices Inc.'s, Semiconductor Division, Professor Maidique also served as CEO of Collaborative Research, now Genome Therapeutics, and as senior partner in Hambrecht & Quist Venture Partners, at the time the world's largest venture capital firm. He holds several patents for semiconductor devices. A past chairman of the Beacon Council, Miami's economic development authority, Professor Maidique currently serves on the boards of National Semiconductor and the Carnival Corporation. In 2009 he was awarded the "Sand in My Shoes" award, Miami's top civic honor, by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.

    Professor Maidique has testified before Congress on the issues of energy conservation and energy financing and has served on the Educational Policy Advisory Committee for two United States Presidents. He has also served on the Secretary of Energy's Advisory Board and as a member of the Commission on Presidential Scholars for eight years.

    Session Topic: 
    The CEO View on Excellence: The Six Competencies of a Leader

  • Asia Eaton

    picture1.pngAsia Eaton
    Assistant Professor of Psychology
    Research Fellow, Center for Leadership
    Florida International University
    College of Business

    Asia Eaton is currently an Assistant Professor in Psychology and Women's Studies at Florida International University. Her research explores the relationship between social power and gender in the U.S. and the implications of enacting powerful roles and gender roles for individuals’ attitudes and behaviors. Today she will be presenting research she conducted in collaboration with Dr. Mitch Maidique on CEO performance and performance rankings.

    Session Topic: 
    The Complete CEO: A Holistic Assessment of CEO Performance