Dr. Bruce Avolio joined the College of Business Administration, University of Nebraska, Lincoln in September, 2001. He earned his PhD in Industrial, Organizational and Life-span Psychology and an MA in Industrial and Organizational Psychology.
Avolio has an international reputation as a researcher in leadership. He has consulted with public and private organizations in North and South Amreica, Africa, Europe, and Southeast Asia, as well as in Australia, New Zealand, and Israel. His research and consulting includes work with the militaries of the United States of America, Singapore, Sweden, Finland, Israel, and South Africa.
Avolio has published five books and more than 80 articles on leadership. His books include Transformational and Charismatic Leadership: The Road Ahead, Full and Developing Potential Across a Full Range of Leadership: Cases on Transactional and Transformational Leadership. His newest books are Leadership Development in Balance: Made/Born and Authentic Leadership Development.
Avolio developed national leadership development systems for government agencies, universities, public school systems, public healthcare systems and nonprofit agencies in South Africa, Canada, Australia, and the United States.
Examining how to accelerate positive forms of leadershipPositions HeldAt 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)
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
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