Stephen W. Gilliland is a university professor at Claremont Graduate University and teaches in the Division of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences. Previously, he held the Peter and Nancy Salter Chair in Healthcare Management at the Eller College of Management, University of Arizona, where he served a variety of leadership roles including executive director of the Center for Management Innovations in Healthcare and the Center for Leadership Ethics; vice dean for the Eller College; department head of Management and Organizations; and associate dean for Eller Executive Education. Prior to moving to Arizona, Gilliland received his BSc in psychology from the University of Alberta in 1987 and his PhD in industrial/organizational psychology from Michigan State University in 1992, and was on the faculty at Louisiana State University.
Gilliland has taught numerous courses on leadership, ethics, organizational behavior, and social and healthcare entrepreneurship. His research examines managerial fairness and organizational justice, leadership ethics, and human resource staffing and decision making. He has authored over 50 journal articles and book chapters. He has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, and the Academy of Management Journal. Gilliland has been the recipient of the Outstanding Module of the Executive MBA Program (Eller College), the Academy of Management Perspectives Best Publication, and three times the Department of Management and Organizations Outstanding Undergraduate Teach Award. In 2006, he was elected as a fellow in the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), and in 1997 he received the Ernest J. McCormick Award for Early Career Contributions from the same organization.
He has developed and taught executive leadership programs for healthcare, technology, utility, and mining organizations. Gilliland has consulted with small to large public and private organizations on strategic planning and implementation, in addition to executive team development. He serves on the board of Merchants Information Solutions, and previously served as both chairman of the board of St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tucson and on the board of Agape Hospice in Tucson.
Evans, J.M., Anderson, J.S., & Gilliland, S. W. (2018). Misleading by example: The effects of a manager’s unfair customer treatment on service employee performance and trust. Social Justice Research, 31, 260-289.
Gilliland, S. W. (2018). Organizational Justice. In D. S. Ones, N. Anderson, H. K. Sinangil, & C. Viswesvaran (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Industrial, Work & Organizational Psychology, 2nd ed, Vol. 2.
Gilliland, S. W., Steiner, D. D., & Skarlicki, D. P. (2015). The Social Dynamics of Organizational Justice: Volume 8 in Research in Social Issues in Management. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
Gilliland S. W. & Anderson, J. (2015). Justice, relative deprivation, and blame: Disentangling constructs to understand cognitive and emotional reactions to greed. In S. W. Gilliland, D. D. Steiner, & D. P. Skarlicki (Eds.), The Social Dynamics of Organizational Justice. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
Gilliland S. W. & Anderson, J. (2014). On the psychology of greed. In J. K. Ford, J. R. Hollenbeck, & A. M. Ryan (Eds.), The nature of work: Advances in psychological theory, methods, and practices (pp. 99-116). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Gilliland, S. W., Gross, M. A., & Hogler, R. L. (2014). Is organizational justice the new industrial relations? A debate on individual versus collective underpinnings of justice. Negotiation and Conflict Management Research, 7, 155-172.
Leadership in a Complex World