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Richard J. Klimoski, PhD, Director


Richard Klimoski holds a dual appointment as both Professor of Psychology and Professor of Management in the School of Management at George Mason University.   Klimoski received his Ph.D. in Psychology and Management from Purdue University and was a Professor of Psychology at the Ohio State University before assuming his current position at Mason.  His teaching and research interests center on managing the human side of work organizations, especially through effective leadership and the successful management of work teams. His current research focuses in on the dynamics of self-regulation as these affect leadership success. His original research contributions have appeared in major scientific and professional journals. He is a past editor of the Academy of Management Review and served as an Associate Editor of the Academy of Management Learning and Education journal from 2006-2009. He is a member of numerous journal editorial boards including Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Administrative Science Quarterly, Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives in Science and Practice and Psychological Science in the Public Interest. Klimoski has co-authored several books, including Research Methods in Human Resource Management (1992), The Nature of Organizational Leadership (2002), Emotions in Work Organizations (2002) and The Handbook of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (2003) and Research Companion to the Dysfunctional Workplace: Management Challenges and Symptoms (2007).

Klimoski has received numerous awards and honors and has held many leadership positions in scientific/professional societies serving as the President of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and Chair of the Human Resources Division of the Academy of Management. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Management, the American Psychological Association, the Association of Scientific Psychology and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. He also consults with both public and private sector work organizations and is active member of several business and foundation advisory boards, including the SHRM Foundation, the SIOP Foundation, the Lorton Arts Foundation and the Board of the Greater Washington-Baltimore Easter Seals regional organization.