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The Leadership Research Colloquium 2020

The Leadership Research Colloquium provides a forum for leading experts and faculty to present developing, extant and cutting-edge new research as it affects leadership in organizations and in our communities. The colloquium features the work of the recipient of The Center’s prestigious Alvah H. Chapman Jr. Outstanding Dissertation Award and hosts faculty members from other universities.


2020 Presenters

  • Jackson G. Lu, Ph.D.
    img_2903.jpegDr. Jackson G. Lu
    Mitsui Career Development Assistant Professor of Work and Organization Studies
    MIT Sloan School of Management

    Jackson Lu is the Mitsui Career Development Assistant Professor of Work and Organization Studies at the MIT Sloan School of Management. In 2019, he was selected as one of the 40 Best Business School Professors Under 40 by Poets & Quants.

    Jackson’s research has been published in premier scientific journals (e.g., Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Nature: Human Behaviour, Organizational Behavioral and Human Decision Processes, Proceedings of National Academy of Science, Psychological Science) and featured in major media outlets (e.g., BBC, The Economist, The Financial Times, Harvard Business Review, NPR, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post). He received his Ph.D. from Columbia Business School.  

    Session Topic:
    The Bamboo Ceiling: Are Asians Under-Represented in Leadership Positions in the United States?

    Well-educated and prosperous Asians are disproportionately under-represented in leadership positions in the United States, a problem known as the “Bamboo Ceiling.” It remains unclear why this problem exists and whether it applies to all Asians or only particular Asian subgroups. In this presentation, Dr. Lu will investigate the mechanisms and scope of the problem as it relates to the two largest Asian subgroups in the United States: East Asians (e.g., Chinese) and South Asians (e.g., Indians).

  • Shannon G. Taylor, Ph.D.

    taylor-headshot-12192017.jpgDr. Shannon G. Taylor
    Associate Professor, Department of Management
    UCF College of Business

    Shannon Taylor is an Associate Professor and Ph.D. Program Coordinator in the Management department at the University of Central Florida. He holds a BS in Finance from Bradley University and a Ph.D. in Management from Louisiana State University.

    His research examines leadership and interpersonal mistreatment. It has appeared in outlets including the Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Organization Science, and has been featured by The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, BBC, and NPR. He also contributes to the Harvard Business Review and Fast Company. Dr. Taylor has served in leadership roles for the Academy of Management, as an editorial board member for Leadership Quarterly and the Journal of Management, and as a member of the Scholars Strategy Network.

    Shannon and his wife Laura live in Orlando with their two children.

    Session Topic:
    Toxic leaders: Why they wreak havoc, who’s at risk, and how to deal with them

    Are there toxic leaders in your organization? They could be doing more harm than you realize. Toxic leaders damage employee health, morale, and performance, and they hurt the bottom line. Dive into the science of toxic leadership with Dr. Shannon Taylor, who will explore why toxic leadership occurs, why it’s so damaging to the organization, and how you can provide the antidote for these poisonous leaders.