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The Leadership Research Colloquium

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Date and Time
April 9, 2019 from 2:00pm - 3:30pm
(Doors open at 1:30pm)
Reception to follow


Florida International University
Earlene and Albert Dotson Pavilion,
MARC Building, 2nd Floor
11200 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL 33199 

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About The Colloquium

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.

2019 Presenters

  • Nathan Hiller, Ph.D.

    nathan hiller moderator fiuDr. Nathan Hiller
    Academic Director - FIU Center for Leadership
    Associate Professor of Management and International Business,
    Florida International University

    As an academic, Dr. Nathan Hiller's focus is on understanding the strategic implications of executive personality, as well as enhancing the way that organizations build their leadership pipeline. Nathan’s research has appeared in most of the top journals in the field of management, including the Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, and The Leadership Quarterly. He holds editorial board positions at the Journal of Applied Psychology and The Leadership Quarterly, and has won several research awards.

    As a consultant, Nathan has led projects and consulted with organizations such as: Boston Scientific, Hewlett Packard (HP), the US Secret Service, Bacardi USA, Norwegian Cruise Lines, and The Centers for Disease Control (CDC). In his role at the Center for Leadership, Nathan oversees the academic content of all leadership programs, and is the Faculty Director of The Senior Executive Leaders Program, The High-Impact Leadership Program, and an internal FIU program geared for senior leaders of the university. He is the primary author of The Center’s Leadership Competency Builder, which forms the backbone of all Center programming.

    Dr. Hiller has held visiting faculty appointments at Cornell University and the University of Washington, and has taught a graduate leadership course at Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) in Rio de Janeiro. Nathan loves to travel and draws regularly from his experience living in four countries on three continents in ten cities. He received his Ph.D. from The Pennsylvania State University.

  • Cecily Cooper, Ph.D.


    Cecily Cooper is an Associate Professor at the University of Miami School of Business. Her research interests include trust, humor, fairness, and leadership. This research has been published in many leading Management journals and has received three national conference awards. Cecily has a keen interest in creating close partnerships with organizations when conducting research and focuses on providing value to these organizations. Cecily serves on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Human Relations (Associate Editor), and Journal of Trust Research(Associate Editor).

    She has co-authored a textbook, Mastering Organizational Behavior (14thedition), that was published in May 2017. In both 2014, 2016, and 2019 Cecily served as a program chair for the International Conference on Trust in Organizations (FINT). She is also a member of the FINT Executive Board. At University of Miami, Cecily has taught in the undergraduate, MBA, Executive MBA, and PhD Programs. She received her B.S. from the Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida and her Ph.D. from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. Cecily is originally from Gulf Breeze, Florida and currently resides on Miami Beach with her husband and twin daughters.

  • To Be Announced
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