Leadership & Organizational Science

Coordinator of leadership & organizational science concentration: Francis Yammarino

Typical Schedule for Leadership & Organizational Science PhD Students

Year 1

First semester: Research Methods I, Statistics I, Advanced Organizational Behavior, Pedagogy
Second semester: Research Methods II, Statistics II, Advanced Organizational Theory and Strategic Management; An empirical paper targeting a top journal will be written between Year 1 and Year 2 and presented to the OS faculty at the beginning of Year 2.

Year 2

First semester: Leadership in Organizations, Specialization I, Specialization II
Second semester: Theory Testing in OS/Leadership, Specialization III, Pedagogy Seminar

Year 3

Teaching Experience, Comprehensive Exams, Dissertation Proposal

Year 4


Leadership & Organizational Science Faculty 

Our faculty are active researchers, teachers, and consultants. They are the authors of numerous books, research monographs, and journal articles that have appeared in key outlets such as Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Leadership Quarterly, Organization Science, Organizational Research Methods, Personnel Psychology, Psychological Bulletin and Psychological Review, among others. Faculty members serve as editors, editorial board members, and reviewers for various journals and are active in several professional associations. They are consultants to many Fortune 500 companies, domestic and foreign organizations, and national government agencies.

FRANCIS YAMMARINO, PhD, State University of New York at Buffalo
Research interests: Multiple-level approaches to leadership, superior-subordinate relationships, self-other agreement processes, and research methodologies

SHELLEY DIONNE, PhD, Binghamton University
Research interests: Leadership and creativity, multi-level approaches to leadership and team development

KIMBERLY JAUSSI, PhD, University of Southern California
Research interests: Creativity and leadership, unconventional behavior, identity issues in teams, organizational commitment

W. DONALD SPANGLER, PhD, University of Michigan
Research interests: Leadership and personality, methods

RORY ECKARDT, PhD, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Research interests: Knowledge-based perspective, strategic human capital, strategic factor markets, multi-level methods

DANIELLE DUNNE, PhD, Rutgers, State University of New Jersey
Research interests: Innovation, learning, interorganizational collaborations, qualitative methods 

SARA RYOO, PhD, University of Michigan
Research interests: Organizational learning, boundaries of the firm, innovation management

CHOU-YU TSAI, PhD, Binghamton University
Research interests: Leadership, research methods, multi-level issues

SCOTT BENTLEY, PhD, Rutgers University
Research interests: Strategic human capital, resource management/orchestration, strategic human resource management

In addition to these core leadership & organizational science faculty, the Bass Center for Leadership Studies has fellows both at Binghamton University and other universities who can also be important resources for doctoral students.