Faculty Directory

Bruce Avolio

Professor of Management
Mark Pigott Chair in Business Strategic Leadership

Education

PhD University of Akron (1981)
MA University of Akron (1978)
BA State University of New York (1975)

Academic Expertise

leadership
organizational behavior

Current Research

Examining how to accelerate positive forms of leadership

Positions Held

At the University of Washington since 2008
Distinguished Visiting Professor, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia (2000-2003)
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Professor of Management (2001-2008)
Director, Gallup Leadership Institute (2003-2008)
Director of Doctoral Program in Leadership (2003-2008)
Clifton Chair in Leadership (2001-2008)
Senior Research Scientist, State University of New York
Co-Director of Global Center for Leadership Studies (2000-2001)
Director of Global Center for Leadership Studies (1998-2000)
Co-Director Eisenhower Leadership Development Project (1993-1996)
Director of Doctoral Programs (1993-1994)
Co-Director of the Kellogg Leadership Program (1990-1994)
Director of Graduate Programs (1990-1993)
Associate Director of the Center for Cognitive and Psycholinguistics Sciences (1988-1992)

Selected Publications

  1. Leadership Models, Methods and Applications: Progress and Remaining Blind Spots
    Journal Article: Avolio, B., Sosik, J.J., Berson, Y., Borman, W., Ilgen, D., Klimoski, R., (forthcoming). The Complete Handbook of Psychology, Vol. 12: Industrial and Organizational Psychology,
  2. The Impact of Psychological Capital on Employee Performance Over Time: A Latent Growth Modeling Approach
    Journal Article: Avolio, B., Peterson, S.J., Luthans, F., Walumbwa, F., & Zhang, Z., (forthcoming). Personnel Psychology,
  3. The Relationship between Authentic Leadership and Job Performance: The Mediating Role of Follower Emotions and Psychological Capital
    Journal Article: Avolio, B., Peterson, S.J., Walumbwa, F.O., & Hannah, S.T., (forthcoming). Leadership Quarterly,
  4. An Integrative Process Model of Leadership: Examining Leadership Loci, Mechanisms and Event Cycles (forthcoming)
    Journal Article: Eberly, M.B., Johnson, M.D., Hernandez, M., & Avolio, B.J., (2013). American Psychologist, Vol. 68(6), pp. 427-443.
  5. Embedding Ethical Leadership Within and Across Organizational Levels
    Journal Article: Avolio, B., Schaubroeck, J.M., Hannah, S.T., Kozlowski, S.W.J., Lord, R.G., Trevino, L.K., Peng, A.C., & Dimotakas, N., (2012). Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 55(5), pp. 1053-1078.
  6. Leader Self and Means Efficacy: A Multi-Component Approach
    Journal Article: Avolio, B., Hannah, S.T., Chan, A., & Walumbwa, F., (2012). Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Vol. 118, pp. 143-161.
  7. Authentic Leadership and Effects on Follower Moral Courage, Psychological Capital, and Performance
    Journal Article: Avolio, B., Hannah, S.T., & Walumbwa, F.O., (2011). Business Ethics Quarterly, Vol. 21(4), pp. 555-557.
  8. Building Moral Capacity: Toward a Holistic Development Model
    Journal Article: Avolio, B., Hannah, S.T., & May, D.R., (2011). Academy of Management Review, Vol. 36, pp. 663-685.
  9. Leader Character, Ethos and Virtue: Individual and Collective Considerations
    Journal Article: Avolio, B., & Hannah, S.T., (2011). The Leadership Quarterly, Vol. 22, pp. 989-994.
  10. Leadership and Management Research in Africa: A Synthesis and Suggestions for Future Research
    Journal Article: Avolio, B., Walumbwa, F.O., & Aryee, S., (2011). Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, Vol. 84, pp. 425-439.
  11. Mentoring Impact on Leader Efficacy Development: A Field Experiment
    Journal Article: Avolio, B., Lester, P.O., Hannah, S.T., Harmes, P.D., & Lester, G., (2011). Academy of Management Learning and Education Journal, Vol. 10, pp. 402-429.
  12. The Loci and Mechanisms of Leadership: Exploring a More Comprehensive View of Leadership Theory
    Journal Article: Hernandez, M., Eberly, M.B., Avolio, B.J., & Johnson, M.D., (2011). Leadership Quarterly, Vol. 22(6), pp. 1165-1185.
  13. The Locus of Leadership
    Journal Article: Avolio, B., & Hannah, S.T., (2011). The Leadership Quarterly, Vol. 22, pp. 979-983.
  14. Toward a Meta-Theory of Leadership: Conceptualizing the Loci and Mechanisms of Leadership Within a Double Interact Process Model
    Journal Article: Avolio, B., Eberly, M., Johnson, M., & Hernandez, M., (2011). The Leadership Quarterly, Vol. 22, pp. 1165-1185.
  15. An Investigation of the Relationships between Leader and Follower Psychological Capital, Service Climate and Job Performance
    Journal Article: Avolio, B., Walumbwa, F.O., Peterson, S.J., & Hartnell, C.A., (2010). Personnel Psychology, Vol. 63, pp. 977-1003.
  16. The Genetic Basis of Entrepreneurship: Effects of Gender and Parents
    Journal Article: Avolio, B., Zhang, Z., Zyphur, M., Narayanan, J., Chaturvedi, S., Lichtenstein, P., & Larsson, G., (2009). Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Vol. 110, pp. 93-107.

Consulting

Focusing on strategic leadership transformation and organization change

Honors and Awards

Named a Fellow of the American Psychological Society (2009)
Named a Fellow of the Academy of Management (2009)
Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology, and Gerontological Society
SUNY-Binghamton Award for Distinguished Scholarly Research (2000)
Appointed to Chief of Defense Advisory Council, Singapore (2002)
SUNY Chancellor's Award for Research Excellence (2001)
Corning Innovation and Research Award (1988, 1998)
Nominated Fellow, Five-year Kellogg Leadership Studies Project

Academic Service

Past Associate Editor, Human Resource Management Journal
Past Board Member for the Psychology and Aging Journal
Board Member for Academy of Management Journal, Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Journal of Organizational Behavior
Editorial Reviewer for Experimental Aging Research, Personnel Psychology, Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of Gerontology, Applied Psychology: An International Review, Academy of Management Review, and Journal of Applied Social Psychology
Special Editor for International Journal of Public Administration
Consulting Editor: Iatrogenics Handbook, R. Morgan Canadian National Institute of Sciences
U.S. Department of Education
Editor, The Applied Gerontologist (1985-1986)