Faculty in Leadership Studies

Key faculty contributing to Leadership Studies in Claremont include:

William Ascher

 Government's role in environmental policy.


Michelle Bligh

Charismatic leadership. Interpersonal trust. Political and executive leadership.



Jay Conger

Executive leadership. Board governance. Charismatic leadership. Leading organizational change. Leadership development. Talent management and succession. Influence approaches and leadership. The language of leadership.



Barbara De Hart

Director, Urban Leadership Program, Claremont Graduate University. Training of urban leaders for effecting local and systematic change. Creation of successful urban schools.  Sustainable urban communities through successful educational institutions. Leadership in policy, politics and governance. Leadership in socio-economic & cultural diversity.


Richard Ellsworth

The linkage of knowledge creation to specific attributes of leadership that foster courage and enable people to develop more fully integrated selves (i.e., to experience self-transcendence - the enlargement of the self to include personal relationships at work ant the commitment to valued causes) and to enhance the meaning they derive from their work.


Margaret Grogan

Educational Leadership. Women in leadership. The superintendency, the moral and ethical dimensions of leadership. Leadership for social justice.


Diane Halpern

Gender and leadership. Director of the Berger Institute for Work and Family. Co-author of Women at the Top: Powerful Leaders Tell Us How to Combine Work and Family. Past President of the American Psychological Association.


Michael Hogg

Identity and leadership processes in public and small group contexts. The role of social identity in translating uncertainty into orthodoxy and group extremism.


Jeane Lipman-Blumen

Toxic leaders. Crisis management. Gender roles.


Frederick Lynch

The potential for aging baby boomer politics and its potential dependence upon emerging leadership


Susan Murphy

Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Human resource management. Organizational behavior. Mentoring organizational communication and leadership. Organizational development. Organizational intervention.


Ann Quinly

 Presidential leadership.


Becky Reichard

Leader development and positive organizational psychology. The impact of leadership and undergraduate leadership education, understanding the motivational aspects driving leader self-development, and building the development of global mindset.


Ron Riggio

Predication of leadership and managerial potential. Charismatic leadership theory. Nonverbal communication in social interaction. Communication processes in organizational settings. Assessment center methodology for personnel selection, employee development, and measurement of leadership potential. Learning strategies in higher education.


Nicholas Warner

Leadership within literature and film.


Leadership institutes at the Claremont Colleges include:





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