General George W. Casey, Jr. is considered an authority on strategic leadership and led the U.S. Army-with 1.1 million global personnel and a $200+ billion budget-through one of its greatest periods of transformation. His teaching interests focus on developing students' abilities to lead in VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous) environments.
Ya-Ru Chen teaches several courses elective classes focused on global leadership competencies -- International Negotiations and Cross-cultural Management. Her current research examines how people attain, maintain, and experience power and status in organizations, and in different national cultural settings.
Jim Detert teaches required (Principled Leadership) and elective courses focused on leadership competencies and values-driven leadership in Johnson's residential and executive MBA programs, and does research and curriculum development related to these topics.
Glen Dowell teaches the electives The Global Enterprise, Strategic Change and Renewal, and Sustainable Global Enterprise, as well as the core course, Critical and and Strategic Thinking. These classes deal with giving students the tools to lead organizations in an increasingly complex global business arena. He researches Corporate Sustainability and focuses on factors that separate environmental leaders and laggards.
Allan Filipowicz teaches Negotiations, and the core courses, Leading Teams and Critical and Strategic Thinking. His research examines how emotions drive or impede leadership effectiveness, at both the intrapersonal (emotions and risky decision making) and interpersonal (humor in negotiations, emotional transitions in negotiations) levels.
Mike Hostetler's main research and teaching interests are in strategy, decision-making, leadership, high performance teams, and change management.
Hannes Leroy’s research interests focus on the benefits and limitations of authenticity in an organizational context. Accordingly, he teaches electives that focus on developing one’s authenticity (Becoming a Leader) while navigating a political landscape (Power and Politics). Finally, in line with his hobbies, Hannes has expertise in, and experience with, leadership in outdoor settings and supports electives on that front.
Elizabeth Mannix has taught a variety of courses across Johnson's executive and residential MBA programs. She is currently the Associate Dean for Executive Education. Her research focuses on power and influence in groups and teams.
Mark Milstein teaches several courses, including the Sustainable Global Enterprise Immersion Practicum and Leaders in Sustainable Global Enterprise. These classes are focused on helping students develop critical thinking and analysis skills related to the strategic management of ambiguous, multi-disciplinary problems. His research is focused on the competitive business opportunities of addressing social and environmental issues through innovation and entrepreneurship.
Risa Mish’s areas of teaching focus are team leadership and critical thinking and problem solving. She teaches the Johnson Team Leadership Practicum and Critical and Strategic Thinking, both of which are core courses. She is also the faculty director of the Johnson Leadership Fellows program.
Kathleen O'Connor's work explores how people navigate social circumstances to find both personal and professional success. Specifically, she investigates what enables some people to accurately identify and exploit opportunities in networks that can pave the way for them to achieve positions of power and influence.
Dana Radcliffe's teaching and writing examine the ethical dimensions of leaders' decision making, exploring what is required to treat stakeholders fairly and how to avoid common traps that hinder sound judgement and threaten leaders' integrity.
Isaac Smith teaches the core Leading Teams course for Johnson’s two-year, one-year, and Cornell Tech MBA programs. His research broadly explores the relationship between leadership and ethics in organizations, with a particular focus on the psychology of inspiration, the causes and consequences of (un)ethical behavior, and the role of business in battling the world’s social ills, such as poverty.
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