Lemoine honored for servant leadership research

Release Date: September 6, 2016 This content is archived.

Jim Lemoine.


Lemoine discusses his research on servant leadership.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — James Lemoine, PhD, assistant professor of organization and human resources in the University at Buffalo School of Management, has won the 2016 Fredric M. Jablin Doctoral Dissertation Award for his research on servant leadership.

Given annually by the International Leadership Association (ILA) and the University of Richmond Jepson School of Leadership Studies, the award honors a scholar whose doctoral dissertation research demonstrates substantial insights and implications for the study of leadership.

In his dissertation, titled “Closing the Leadership Circle: Building and Testing a Contingent Theory of Servant Leadership,” Lemoine examined the concept of servant leadership, in which a leader shares power and prioritizes the needs and well-being of others. He conducted a multi-organizational study to discover how, why and when servant leadership is most effective.

A recognized expert on leadership, Lemoine serves on the board of trustees for the Robert K. Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership and has presented on leadership, gender and decision-making for companies, universities and professional organizations. In addition, he has published research on managerial goal-setting and gender and leadership, among other topics.

Lemoine will accept the award at the ILA’s global conference, held in Atlanta from Nov. 2-5.

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