Ph.D. (December 1982), M.S. (December 1979), Colorado State University, Industrial/Organizational Psychology; B.A. (1977), University of Kentucky (Phi Beta Kappa and Departmental Honors).
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). The topic of responsible leadership represents a content area of special interest to me. This interest lies at the intersection of leadership, ethics, and corporate social responsibility. In addition, I do work connecting effective leadership behavior/characteristics with neuroscience theory and methodology.
Pless, N. M., Maak, T., & Waldman, D. A. 2012. Different approaches toward doing the right thing: Mapping the responsibility orientations of leaders. Academy of Management Perspectives, 26(4): 51-65.
Varella, P., Javidan, M., & Waldman, D. A. 2012. A model of instrumental networks: The roles of socialized charismatic leadership and group behavior. Organization Science, 23: 582-595.
Zhang, Z., Waldman, D. A., & Wang, Z. 2012. A multilevel investigation of leader-member exchange, informal leader emergence, and individual and team performance. Personnel Psychology, 65: 49-77.
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.
Galvin, B., Waldman, D. A., & Balthazard, P.A. 2010. Visionary communication qualities as mediators of the relationship between narcissism and follower perceptions of charismatic leadership. Personnel Psychology, 63: 509-537.
Galvin, B., Balkundi, P., & Waldman, D.A. 2010. Spreading the word: The role of surrogates in charismatic leadership processes. Academy of Management Review, 35: 477-494.
Carmeli, A., Ben-Hador, B., Waldman, D.A., & Rupp, D. E. 2009. How leaders cultivate social capital and nurture employee energy: Implications for job performance. Journal of Applied Psychology, 94: 1553-1561.
Sully de Luque, M., Washburn, N. T., Waldman, D. A., & House, R. J. 2008. Unrequited profit: How stakeholder and economic values relate to subordinates' perceptions of leadership and firm performance. Administrative Science Quarterly, 53: 626-654.
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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 791 - Seminar
A small class emphasizing discussion, presentations by students, and written research papers.
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.