Distinguished Research Professors


Professor Hannes Leroy

Hannes Leroy is interested in authentic leadership and how to develop it. That interest includes not only a passionate and critical view of the concept of authenticity but his past work also includes a better understanding of its unique outcomes (e.g., safety, error hiding and work engagement), antecedents (e.g., mindfulness training), and similarities and differences from related concepts (i.e., leader behavioral integrity, leader communication transparency). On the development side he is passionate about authenticity both in terms of developing leaders to use their unique or authentic self as a source of their leadership strength as well as the idea of real (i.e., actually moving the needle) leadership development.

Professor Jonas Lang

Jonas W. B. Lang was born in Aachen, Germany. He received his psychology degree from the University of Mannheim and his PhD from RWTH Aachen University. He previously was a lecturer at Maastricht University. Currently, he is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Personnel Management, Work, and Organizational Psychology at Ghent University in Ghent, Belgium.

Jonas’ work has appeared in a couple of journals including the Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Organizational Research Methods, Psychological Science, and Psychological Review. For his research, Jonas received the 2009-2010 innovation award from the work, organizational, and business division of the German psychology society, and the 2019 Jeanneret Award for Excellence in the Study of Individual or Group Assessment from the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Jonas currently serves as an Associate Editor for Organizational Research Methods and the Journal of Personnel Psychology. From 2020, he will be an Associate Editor for the Journal of Applied Psychology. 

Professor Ronit Kark

Ronit Kark is a Professor of Leadership and Organizational Psychology in the Department of Psychology at Bar-Ilan University. She is also a part time Distinguished Research Professor at the Business School at Exeter University, UK and an affiliated scholar at the Center for Gender in Organizations at Simmons College, Boston. She is the founder and was the first director of the Graduate Gender Program ‘Gender in the Field: Linking Feminist Theory and Practice’, at Bar-Ilan University. She received her Ph.D. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and completed her postdoctoral studies at the University of Michigan. Her research interests include leadership and followership, positive relationships and relatedness in organizations, identity and identification processes, gender and leadership, and leading for creativity. Her work was published in leading journals including: AMR, AMA, LQ, JOOP, JOB, Organization, AMLE and JAP.

 Prof. Kark is an Associate Editor at the LQ and also served on the Editorial Boards of the AMJ, AMR, AMD, Frontiers in Psychology and IJMR.She was awarded the Best Paper Prizes by the International Leadership Association (ILA, 2005) and the International Academy of Management and Business (IAMB, 2012) and the Academy of Management Annals (AMA, 2016, #2). She also received the AOM 2012 Award for her 'Scholarly Contributions to Advancing Women in Leadership', the 2016 award for Iconic Leaders in Social Enterprise (by ALL Ladies League - Women Economic Forum, Delhi, India) and the 2016 prize for an 'Outstanding Researcher' at BIU. She recently as runner-up for the Managerial and Organizational Cognition (MOC) Division’s Best Student-Led Paper (AOM, 2019). Her co-authored book on Creative Leadership was chosen by the Forbes Magazine Best Book Selection as one of the 10 best books on this topic in the world for 2018. She consults to organizations (private, public sector and NGOs) on leadership development and on enhancing socially responsible leadership and serves voluntarily on the advisory committees and boards of NGOs that aim to enhance social change and equity.

Professor Jessica Methot

Jessica R. Methot, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of HRM in the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers University, and a Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Management at University of Exeter Business School, UK. She received her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the University of Florida Warrington College of Business.

Dr. Methot conducts research at the intersection of interpersonal workplace relationships and social network dynamics, including how formal HR practices transform informal social networks, the functional and dysfunctional consequences of workplace relationships, and their temporal and multidimensional features. Her research in these areas has been published in leading academic journals including the Academy of Management Review, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Management, and Human Resource Management Review and has been featured in over 200 popular media outlets such as Harvard Business Review, The New York Times, NPR, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Bloomberg, CNN Money, USA Today, Fast Company, and NY Times Magazine. Dr. Methot is an active member of the Academy of Management, where she serves on the executive committee of the Organizational Behavior Division; she sits on the Editorial Review Boards of the Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology and Personnel Psychology; and she is the faculty coordinator of the SMLR HR Advisory Board and a board member of the Rutgers Center for Women and Work (CWW). She is co-founder of the website HighQConnections.com, a cultivated repository for academic research and news on work relationships. She frequently presents to and consults for audiences at a variety of corporations and professional organizations on topics ranging from managing personal and organizational networks to the digital HRM transformation.

Professor Joe Labianca

Joe's main research stream focuses on understanding interpersonal conflict from a social network perspective, including what leads to these conflicts, the consequences of these conflicts for individuals and groups, and how the people in the broader network become involved in the conflicts. Joe was a research fellow at Penn State's Center for Research on Conflict and Negotiation. Joe also does social network-based research on groups, organizational gossip, innovation, post-merger integration, and organizational design.

Joe's research has appeared in such outlets as Science, the Academy of Management Journal, the Academy of Management Review, Organization Science, the Journal of Applied Psychology, Social Networks, Advances in Strategic Management, and Research on the Sociology of Organizations, among others. He serves on the editorial boards of Organization Science, the Journal of Applied Psychology, Strategic Organization, and Organizational Psychology Review and has edited special issues of the Academy of Management Review, Organization Science, and Social Networks.

Joe joined the University of Exeter as a Distinguished Research Professor in 2019. He has also been on faculty at the University of Kentucky since 2006. Prior to that, Joe was on faculty at the Goizueta Business School at Emory University and the Freeman School of Business at Tulane University. He has taught undergraduate, MBA, Professional MBA, Executive MBA, and Ph.D.-level courses in conflict and negotiations, organization and management, organization theory and design, organizational behavior, human resources management, strategy, and organizational change management at Penn State, Tulane, Emory, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and the University of Kentucky. He served on Tempur Sealy's Organization Development Leadership Council from 2014-2016 and consults with numerous companies.

Professor Berrin Erdogan

Berrin Erdogan joined Portland State University in 2002. She teaches courses on Organizational Behavior, Human Resources Management, rewards systems, and performance management at undergraduate and graduate levels. Prior to academia, she worked as a corporate trainer at a large bank in Istanbul, Turkey.

Berrin’s research focuses on two themes. First, she examines how leaders lead through the relationships they build with their employees, and the implications of manager-employee relationships for employee effectiveness, retention, and well-being. Second, she is interested in understanding person-job fit and misfit, with a focus on why and how employees find themselves overqualified for their jobs and the consequences of being overqualified. She conducted studies and shared results with organizations in manufacturing, retail, healthcare, education, information technology, construction, and banking among others, in the USA, China, Turkey, Vietnam, France, and India. To date, she has published over 60 journal articles and book chapters, co-authored the textbooks “Organizational Behavior: Bridging Science and Practice” and “Principles of Management” published by Flat World Knowledge,“Human Resource Management: People, Data, and Analytics” published by Sage, “Psychology and Work: Perspectives on Industrial and Organizational Psychology” published by Routledge, and co-edited the Oxford Handbook of Leader-Member Exchange, published by Oxford University Press. In 2013, she was elected a fellow of Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology for unique and unusual contributions to the field of Industrial Psychology. She served as an Associate Editor for European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology and Personnel Psychology.

Berrin is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences and served as a visiting scholar and gave invited talks in Australia, Canada, Greece, Iceland, Singapore, Spain, Turkey, UK, and the USA. A big fan of travel, she loves exploring new cities and new places.

Professor Jamie Ladge

Jamie Ladge has been a Professor in the Management and Organizational Development Group of DMSB for the past twelve years. She is primarily known for her research exploring the intersection of work and family, stigmatized social identities, and career equality, gender and diversity issues in organizations. Dr. Ladge’s core area of research focuses on the psychological and career implications of professionally-employed mothers and fathers. She also researches the diversity challenges and work and family boundaries of those holding stigmatized social identities including pregnant workers and same sex couples. Her work has been published in several top management and human resources journals including the Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Perspectives, Human Resource Management, Harvard Business Review, Journal of Management Inquiry, Journal of Vocational Behavior and Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice. She also recently co-authored the book, “Maternal Optimism: Forging Positive Paths through Work and Motherhood” which was published by Oxford University Press.

Dr. Ladge is a frequent speaker, both nationally and internationally, on the topic of gender and diversity in organizations and work-life integration. Her research has also received a significant amount of media attention in major media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, The Atlantic, Forbes, Fortune, CNN Money, Businessweek and other prominent media outlets. At Northeastern, she teaches courses on Managing Human Capital, Managing People and Organizations, Career Management and Organizational Behavior.

Dr Ladge is a current member of the Academy of Management, Organizational Behavior Teaching Society, American Psychological Association, Society for Human Resource Professionals and Founding Member of the Work-Family Researchers Network. She currently serves as the Division Chair of the Careers Division of the Academy of Management and is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Management. She received an M.S. and Ph.D. from Boston College, Carroll School of Management, an MBA from Simmons School of Management and a B.S. from Babson College.

Professor Niels Van Quaquebeke 

Niels' home base is the Kühne Logistics University (KLU) in Hamburg, Germany, where he works as a Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior and as Head of the Leadership and Management Department. Niels is recognised as one of the Top100 German speaking business scholars under 40 in the last two Handelsblatt rankings. Among others, he explores the communicative basis of successful leadership, the importance of values in leadership, ways of leading ethically, and the function of interpersonal respect.

Niels currently serves as Senior Associate Editor for The Leadership Quarterly (LQ) and on the editorial boards of Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes (OBHDP) and the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology (JOOP). He was awarded repeated scholarships by Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (German National Academic Foundation) as well as an award by the German government for the innovative approach of the RespectResearchGroup which he headed for ten years.