Arizona State University: Full Professor, 2008-present, Associate, Full Professor, 1995-2008; Concordia University: Associate Professor, 1991-1994; SUNY-Binghamton: Assistant, Associate Professor, 1982-1991
My research focuses on leadership processes at individual, team, and organizational levels of analysis. At these various levels, my research deals with singular leaders (e.g., CEOs), as well as more plural forms of leadership (e.g., shared leadership in teams). Currently, I focus on two streams of research in the leadership area. First, I do research on the topic of responsible leadership. This interest lies at the intersection of leadership, ethics, and corporate social responsibility. Second, I do work connecting effective leadership behavior/characteristics with neuroscience theory and methodology.
Honors, External Activities, and Impact
• Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and the American Psychological Association
• Member of the editorial review boards for the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Perspectives, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, and The Leadership Quarterly
• Recent mentions in the Wall Street Journal http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303725404579461722158151180 (or Google “WSJ Inner Workings”); and Inc. Magazine (http://www.inc.com/magazine/201306/eric-markowitz/brain-leadership-inside.html)
• TED-style talk delivered in May 2014 at the meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Honolulu (http://youtu.be/aZuEr_JoyYk).
• Approximately 11,000 cites on Google Scholar
Zhang, Y., Waldman, D. A., Han, Y., & Li, X. forthcoming. Paradoxical leader behaviors in people management: Antecedents and consequences. Academy of Management Journal.
Waldman, D. A., & Balven, R. forthcoming. Responsible leadership: Theoretical issues and research directions. Academy of Management Perspectives.
Berson, Y., Da’as, R., & Waldman, D. A. 2014. How do leaders and their teams bring about organizational learning and outcomes? Personnel Psychology, DOI: 10.1111/peps.12071.
Ou, A. Y., Tsui, A. S., Kinicki, A. J., Waldman, D. A., Xiao, Z., & Song, L. J. 2014. Humble chief executive officers’ connections to top management team integration and middle managers’ responses. Administrative Science Quarterly, 59: 34-72. DOI 10.1177/0001839213520131
Wang, D., Waldman, D. A., & Zhang, Z. 2014. A meta-analysis of shared leadership and team effectiveness. Journal of Applied Psychology, 99: 181-198, DOI: 10.1037/a0034531.
Morgeson, F. P., Aguinis, H., Waldman, D. A., & Siegel, D. S. 2013. Extending corporate social responsibility research to the human resource management and organizational behavior domains: A look to the future. Personnel Psychology, 66: 805-824.
Hannah, S. T., Balthazard, P. A., Waldman, D. A., Jennings, P., & Thatcher, R. 2013. The psychological and neurological bases of leader self-complexity and effects on adaptive decision-making. Journal of Applied Psychology, 98: 393-411.
Waldman, D. A., Carter, M., & Hom, P. 2012. A multilevel investigation of leadership and turnover behavior. Journal of Management, doi: 10.1177/0149206312460679.
Balthazard, P., Waldman, D. A., Thatcher, R. W., & Hannah, S. T. 2012. Differentiating transformational and non-transformational leaders on the basis of neurological imaging. The Leadership Quarterly, 23: 244-258. (Best paper award for The Leadership Quarterly in 2012)
Waldman, D. A., Balthazard, P. A., & Peterson, S. 2011. Social cognitive neuroscience and leadership. The Leadership Quarterly, 22: 1092–1106.
Waldman, D. A., Balthazard, P. A., & Peterson, S. 2011. The neuroscience of leadership: Can we revolutionize the way that leaders are identified and developed? Academy of Management Perspectives, 25(1): 60-74.
ASU is a tier 1 research university and W. P. Carey is proud of its strong tradition of teaching and classroom excellence. Our students directly benefit from the research and theories our faculty brings into the classroom. Below is a list of courses being taught during the current semester by this faculty member. Click a course to view it in the ASU course catalog.
MGT 411 - Leading Organizations
Comprehensive overview of leadership in organizations. Provides students with understanding of leadership research and its applications to global organizations and the development of leaders.
MGT 792 - Research
Independent study in which a student, under the supervision of a faculty member, conducts research that is expected to lead to a specific project such as a dissertation, report, or publication. Assignments might include data collection, experimental work, data analysis, or preparation of a manuscript.
MGT 799 - Dissertation
Supervised research focused on preparation of dissertation, including literature review, research, data collection and analysis, and writing.