Authors

Charles Buchanan, MAJ
Senior Director, Fisher Leadership Initiative
Senior Lecturer, Department of Management and Human Resources, Fisher College of Business

Charles Buchanan joined the Fisher College of Business as a senior lecturer in 2016. In 2017 he assumed a role as a senior director in the Fisher Leadership initiative. He is a graduate of the FCOB Executive MBA program. Prior to working at FCOB he served 15 years on active duty in the military where he deployed three times, once each to Afghanistan, Iraq and Kosovo. He also completed the U.S. Army’s Ranger School, Command and General Staff College, and various other career courses. He continues to serve with the Ohio Army National Guard as the commander of an armor battalion.

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Kevin M. Dawson, PhD
Research Associate
Fisher Leadership Initiative

Kevin M. Dawson is a research scientist at The Ohio State University, Fisher College of Business. He received his PhD in industrial & organizational psychology from Central Michigan University in 2017. Under the tutelage of Dr. Kimberly O’Brien, Kevin published his thesis on the role of control and support in the job stressor-strain relationship in the Journal of Organizational Behavior. In addition to investigating employee health and well-being, his research also spans the areas of personality, employee selection and performance, and both prosocial and deviant work behaviors. Born and raised in Chardon, Ohio, Kevin is a life-long Buckeye fan.

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David R. Glerum, PhD
Post-Doctoral Research Scientist
Fisher Leadership Initiative

David R. Glerum is a post-doctoral research scientist working with Prof. Timothy A. Judge for the Fisher Leadership Initiative at The Ohio State University. Dave received both his master’s and doctorate in industrial & organizational psychology from the University of Central Florida in Orlando. Dave worked with Dr. Dana Joseph in the Emotions & Moods in Organizations (EMO) lab, where he studied job attitudes and emotional intelligence in organizations. He also served as a Consortium Research Fellow with the Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences (ARI) and conducted training research with the Teacher Education Institute (TEI).

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Timothy A. Judge, PhD
Executive Director, Fisher Leadership Initiative,
Professor of Management and Human Resources,
Joseph A. Alutto Chair in Leadership Effectiveness, Fisher College of Business

Timothy A. Judge is the Joseph A. Alutto Chair in Leadership Effectiveness and the executive director of the Fisher Leadership Initiative. Judge received his PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. According to the Journal of Industrial and Organizational Psychology in 2017, Judge was named the Most Influential Researcher in I-O Psychology. In his career, Judge has published 154 articles in refereed journals. His publication of 85 articles in top-tier journals (out of 20,059 authors) is the most in the 100-year history of management research. According to Google Scholar, Judge’s research has been cited more than 77,000 times.

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Jen Knox Shanahan, MFA
Academic Programs Manager
Fisher Leadership Initiative

Jen Knox Shanahan is the academic programs manager for the Fisher Leadership Initiative. Prior to joining the Leadership Initiative team, she directed the Writers-in-Communities outreach program, which comprised of a team of instructors who taught college readiness, creativity, and self-empowerment through intensive writing workshops in prisons, homeless shelters, community centers, and schools across San Antonio, Texas. An educator, writer, and community advocate, Jen’s exploratory writing can be found in The Chicago Tribune, The Saturday Evening Post, and NPR Online. Jen manages the Dean’s Leadership Academy.

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Howard J. Klein, PhD
Professor of Management and Human Resources
Fisher College of Business

Howard J. Klein is a professor of management and human resources in the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University. Professor Klein received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota in psychology, his M.B.A. from Michigan State University in human resource management, and his PhD degree in organizational behavior and human resource management from Michigan State University. His research interests center on the commitment, motivation, and performance of individuals and teams through the study of workplace commitments, socialization, goal setting, training, and performance management.

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Roy Lewicki, PhD
Irving Abramowitz Memorial Professor Emeritus
Fisher College of Business

Roy J. Lewicki, PhD, is the Irving Abramowitz Memorial Professor Emeritus in the Department of Management, Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University. He is a leading scholar in the study of trust development and trust repair, negotiation and conflict management processes. Lewicki is the author or editor of 40 books, including the leading academic textbooks on negotiation. His most recent books are Negotiation, 7E and Negotiation: Readings, Exercises and Cases, 7E. Another recent book, Making Sense of Intractable Environmental Conflicts, won the Best Book Award from the International Association of Conflict Management.

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Meng Li, PhD
Leadership Development Consultant
Fisher Leadership Initiative

Dr. Meng Li is a leadership development consultant at the Leadership Initiative of Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University. She received her doctorate degree in industrial & organizational psychology from Central Michigan University. She has extensive applied and research experience on subjects related to perceived workplace favoritism, selection and assessment, person-organization fit, leadership development, employee attitudes, performance, and turnover.

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Bridget C. McHugh, PhD
Leadership Development Consultant
Fisher Leadership Initiative

Dr. Bridget McHugh is a leadership development consultant with the Fisher Leadership Initiative, focusing on how current research can help guide students and professionals to become principled leaders. Before her role at The Ohio State University, Dr. McHugh served as an HR consultant for multiple government agencies and a Fortune 250 company. She has published several works on the roe of emotions, personality, and resilience in everyday life, with a special focus on the role of emotions in digital landscapes

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John Schaffner
Coaching Program Director, Fisher Leadership Initiative
Senior Lecturer, Department of Management and Human Resources, Fisher College of Business

John Schaffner is a scholar-practitioner currently serving as the academic director of coaching in the Fisher Leadership Fellow Initiative. John has won two teaching awards for his classroom work and claims business coaching for Gen Y and Z, organizational culture and emotional intelligence for leaders as the center to his research pursuits. As a practitioner, John has held roles spanning Tour Manager for Wynton Marsalis to Global Leader at Abercrombie & Fitch to film startup founder.

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Ben Tepper, PhD
Academic Director, Fisher Leadership Initiative,
Professor of Management and Human Resources,
Chair, Department of Management and Human Resources, Fisher College of Business

Ben Tepper is a Fisher Distinguished Professor of Management and academic director of the Fisher Leadership Initiative. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology, the Southern Management Association, and the Workplace Bullying Institute. Ben teaches, conducts research, and consults on managerial leadership.

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Jasmine Hu, PhD
Associate Professor of Management
Fisher College of Business

Jia (Jasmine) Hu is currently an associate professor of management in the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University. Previously, Jasmine served on the faculty of the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame for five years. Jasmine received her PhD with concentrations in organizational behavior and human resource management from University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Raymond Noe
Robert and Anne Hoyt Designated Professor of Management & Human Resources
MHRM Program Director

Raymond Noe is one of the foremost academic authorities in the area of training and development. He is an author of three texts in human resource management, including Employee Training & Development, which includes a section on use of the technologies in training, and has published extensively in such publications as the Journal of Applied Psychology, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Organizational Behavior and Personnel Psychology. He has consulted with several companies, including Strategic Interactive and General Motors Assurance Corporation, on training and development issues.

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Ben Carpenter
Author of The Bigs

Ben Carpenter began his career as a commercial lending officer at the Bankers Trust Company. He then moved into sales and trading and worked at Bankers Trust and Morgan Stanley. Later, Ben joined Greenwich Capital where he progressed from being a salesman, to a trader, and then co-CEO. During Ben’s 22-year career there, Greenwich Capital became one of the most respected and profitable firms on Wall Street. Ben also owned a bar in Manhattan, and he is the author of the bestselling career guidebook, The Bigs. Ben has spoken at more than 60 colleges, corporate intern/training programs and other organizations, including the U.S. Ski Team. For more about the The Bigs, visit www.thebigsproject.com.

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Sarah Mangia
Senior Director
Fisher Leadership Initiative

Sarah Mangia serves as senior director for the Fisher College of Business’ Leadership Initiative. She is experienced in developing and implementing leadership development programs, courses and experiences for both high school and collegiate audiences. She holds a bachelor’s degree in leadership studies and sociology and a master’s degree in higher education and student affairs from The Ohio State University. Prior to her role with the Leadership Initiative, Sarah worked with the Office of Student Life’s Buckeye Leadership Fellows program. Sarah also serves on the board of the Central Ohio Leadership Academy, the premier leadership development experience for central Ohio’s most promising high school leaders.

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James Allen, CFA®
Chairman & CEO
Hilliard Lyons

James Allen has devoted his entire working career to Hilliard Lyons after joining the firm in 1981 and was elected chairman and CEO of the company in January 2004. Jim is active in the financial services industry and with the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, where he currently serves on the board of directors, is chairman elect, and also chairs the Regional Firms Committee. Jim also volunteers within the greater Louisville community through his active work on multiple boards. Jim holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from DePauw University and an MBA in finance from The Ohio State University.

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David B. Greenberger
Associate Dean for Staff, Human Resources and Administration
Professor of Management and Human Resources
Fisher College of Business

Professor Greenberger’s extensive research on numerous management issues has been published in journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Academy of Management Executive and Journal of Management Inquiry. Dr. Greenberger won the first annual Walter Ulmer Award given by the Center for Creative Leadership for his paper on time and leadership. Most recently, his research has focused on issues involving contingent workers and the impact of technology on management and human resource practices.

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Shu-Tsen Kuo
Research Assistant
Fisher Leadership Initiative

Shu-tsen Kuo is a research assistant with the Fisher Leadership Initiative at The Ohio State University. Shu-tsen received her master’s degree in Management and Human Resource from The Ohio State University in 2017. Before attending The Ohio State University, Shu-tsen accumulated extensive research experience in leadership and culture at the Industrial and Organizational Psychology Lab, National Taiwan University. Her research interests concentrate on power, the dynamics of power dyad, leader transition and power shift, and multiple identity.

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Mark Cappone
Colonel
U.S. Army (Retired)

Colonel Mark Cappone (U.S. Army, Retired) most recently served as assistant director of the Ohio Department of Veterans Services where he was responsible for coordinating all staff functions including finance, human resources, information technology, operations & training, legislative & policy and communications. Mark’s numerous organizational leadership assignments during his military career culminated as chief of staff for the Ohio Army National Guard and commander of the 371st Sustainment Brigade, where he led more than 1,800 soldiers with diverse responsibilities including logistics management and sustainment of U.S. forces in both domestic and international areas of operation. Mark holds a master’s degree in strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College, a master’s degree in administration from Central Michigan University, along with a bachelor’s degree in political science from Ohio University’s Honors Tutorial College.

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Gary Wakeford
Serial Entrepreneur

Gary Wakeford is a serial entrepreneur with 25 years of experience in building and managing companies in the medical device arena. Mr. Wakeford is a graduate of the Graduate School of Sales and Marketing Management Program of the Syracuse University and earned his MBA and BSBA from the Youngstown State University. His expertise includes the raising of capital, building advisory boards with nationally known Key Opinion Leaders and successfully bringing disruptive technologies to market. He is a lifelong resident of northeast Ohio and is fiercely committed to making Ohio a leader in medical device innovation.

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Maggie Lewis
Adjunct Professor, Department of Management and Human Resources, Fisher College of Business

Maggie Lewis specializes in dispute resolution and collaborative strategies designed to save time, money and maximize joint gains. She works to transform debate into dialogue to find “common sense”, common ground solutions. Lewis works as a mediator, facilitator and trainer for public, private and non-profit leaders and is listed on the U.S. Institute of Environmental Conflict Resolution roster of conflict resolution professionals. Lewis is a graduate of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University and The Ohio State University.

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Richard Batts
Instructional Design Coordinator, Fisher Leadership Initiative

Richard Batts serves as an instructional design coordinator for the Fisher Leadership Initiative. He is experienced in developing online educational courses for both middle and higher education. He has a bachelor’s degree in education and psychology from The Ohio State University. Prior to his role with the Leadership Initiative, Richard served as an instructional designer at Franklin University. He has also taught in the Reynoldsburg City Schools Middle School STEM program.

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Michael Ackerman
Director of the Master in Healthcare Innovation Program
Professor of Clinical Nursing
The Ohio State University

Michael Ackerman is currently the director of the Master in Healthcare Innovation Program and professor of clinical nursing at The Ohio State University. He has held just about every role in nursing a nurse could hold, from candy striper to senior director. His entire career has been in the critical care arena from staff nurse, nurse manager, clinical nurse specialist, nurse practitioner and most recently senior director of nursing. He has more than 50 publications as well as several funded studies. In addition, he has held leadership roles in a number of academic settings.

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Nicholas Salter, PhD
Industrial-Organizational (I-O) Psychologist and Associate Professor
Ramapo College of New Jersey

Nicholas Salter, PhD, is an industrial-organizational (I-O) psychologist and an associate professor at the Ramapo College of New Jersey. He is also an adjunct instructor at Hofstra University. He completed his PhD in I-O psychology from Bowling Green State University. As a scholar, Nicholas is interested in exploring issues of diversity and inclusion in the workplace with an emphasis on how research initiatives can be applied and create change in employment situations.

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Bobby Carpenter
TV and Radio Personality, Former Ohio State University and NFL Football Player, Motivational Speaker

Bobby Carpenter joined the Fisher College of Business as a finance lecturer in 2018. He is a two-time Fisher graduate with an bachelor’s degree in business economics and an MBA in finance and strategy. Bobby is currently a media personality hosting shows for 97.1 The Fan in Columbus and hosting for ESPN nationally. Currently, he is consulting regarding management leadership and organizational structuring to achieve a clear line of sight for success. Prior to joining Fisher, Bobby was a 1st Round Draft pick in the 2006 NFL draft and played for seven seasons in the NFL.

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Katie Hackney
Director
Beacon Hill Technologies, Columbus Branch

Katie Hackney is a director of the Beacon Hill Technologies Columbus branch. She was a pitcher on the Purdue University softball team from 2008-2012. Katie holds a bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership and a master’s degree in technology leadership from Purdue University. Beacon Hill has more than 50 locations across the United States and Katie is the youngest director within the entire organization.

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Anthony Schlegel
President and Founder
The Difference USA

Anthony Schlegel is a former Division 1 collegiate and NFL linebacker. Schlegel started his college career at the U.S. Air Force Academy earning Freshman All-American and All-Conference honors while serving as the team’s co-captain during his sophomore year. After his sophomore season, he transferred to The Ohio State University and was the starting middle linebacker for two years. Upon graduation, Anthony was selected with the 76th overall pick in the 2006 NFL draft to the New York Jets. He also played with the Cincinnati Bengals and in the UFL before retiring in 2010. He later founded his own fitness equipment company, The Difference USA.

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James Cotton
Advocate
BUCK-ICON LLC

James Cotton is an advocate for BUCK-ICON LLC. He is also a former football player. As a junior, James was an instrumental part of the Buckeyes’ Big Ten Championship and Sugar Bowl victories over Michigan and Texas A&M in 1998. In 2000, he was drafted in the NFL by the Chicago Bears and played eight years of professional football with stops with Atlanta Falcons, Buffalo Bills, XFL (New York/New Jersey Hitmen), Canadian Football League Calgary Stampeders (2001 Grey Cup Champion) and the Hamilton Tigercats.

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Matthew Goldstein
Founder & CEO
Besa

Matthew Goldstein is the founder and CEO of Besa. He has a demonstrated history of working in the non-profit organization management industry. His background includes nonprofit organizations, trend analysis, market research, retail and leadership. He is a strong business development professional with a Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts focused in marketing & political science from The Ohio State University.

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Anique Russell
Founder and Co-owner
Too Good Eats

Anique Russell is the founder and co-owner of Too Good Eats, a gourmet fruit and veggie ice pop company. She is a first-year MBA student at Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University, Class of 2020. Prior to coming to Fisher, Anique taught special education for Columbus City Schools. Anique completed her undergraduate studies at Central State University in 2014. She is passionate about entrepreneurship and building strong communities through education and adopting a healthy lifestyle.

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Harley Blakeman
Co-Founder
HonestJobs.co

Harley Blakeman is the co-founder of HonestJobs.co, a service that assists those with criminal records in finding employment. He is a 2017 graduate of Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University. He is also the author of GRIT: How to Get a Job and Build a Career with a Criminal Record.

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Amy Noltemeyer
Founder
Growlers Dog Bones

Harley Blakeman is the founder of Growlers Dog Bones. A former athletic director, she graduated from The Ohio State University in 1989 with a BS in education. She went on to earn her master’s degree at the University of Dayton, acquiring herschool counseling and administrative licenses. She returned to Ohio State to acquire her certificate in career-based education. Currently, she works as a CBI coordinator for Pickaway Ross Career and Technical Center at Westfall High School.

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Lucretia Williams
Founder
Distinct Event Planning

Lucretia Williams is a proud graduate of The Ohio State University with a degree in family financial management. After graduating from college, she opened Distinct Event Planning. Her weddings and events have been featured in Essence, Columbus Weddings Magazine, Munaluchi Bride, Black Bride Magazine, Hostess with the Mostess, Black Bride & Groom Magazine, The Women’s Book Magazine and The Columbus Dispatch. She’s been featured on local TV shows and has written five published articles.

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Chris Asman
Co-founder
Studium

Chris Asman is the co-founder of Studium and currently a student at Fisher College of Business.

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Patty Cooper
Business Manager
Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resources Center

Patty Cooper is the business manager at the Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resources Center. She previously worked with her husband, who owned a Subway restaurant in Columbus, Ohio. She currently works remotely for the Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resources Center while traveling with her retired spouse.

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Jay Clouse
Founder
Unreal Collective

Jay Clouse is the founder of Unreal Collective, host of the upside podcast and author for Linkedin Learning/Lynda.com teaching product management and freelancing. He is a graduate of Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University with a degree in marketing. He is also a recipient of the Pace Setter Award.

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JD Bergman
Co-Founder
inTeam

JD Bergman reached the pinnacle of success only after heartbreaking near misses and perceived failures that defined an otherwise stellar early career. A first team all-state high school running back and multiple state wrestling champion who enjoyed great success as an Ohio State wrestler, JD finally stood on the podium as a several time national champion in a glorious Olympic wrestling career that spanned almost a decade after graduating from college. JD founded inTeam as a way to bring inspiration to those that need it.

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Paul Fuller
Board Member and Adviser
inTeam

Paul Fuller is an accomplished leader and executive in sales and marketing, leading multiple companies in start-up and growth phases. He had a short, tumultuous time as a Division I swimmer, that in hindsight, led to a lot of growth, a passion for helping others serve and lead, and athletics. He currently works as Chief Growth Officer Floriss Group, and he has brought his background to the building of www.inteamnow.com as a way to bring inspiration to a culture that needs it.

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Dominique Brooks
Co-owner
E.E. Ward Moving and Storage

Dominique Brooks is the co-owner of E.E. Ward Moving and Storage, the oldest African-American business in the country. From Top Model to top entrepreneur, America’s Next Top Model All-Star Dominique Reighard Brooks is proof that one can pivot from one industry to the next and continue to be successful. Under her leadership, E.E. Ward has won numerous awards for its high level of service, including 2017 AMSA Moving & Storage Agent of the Year, Better Business Bureau of Central Ohio’s 2018 Torch Award for Ethical Enterprises and the Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council 2017 Minority Business Enterprise Supplier of the Year.

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Doug Joseph
Founder and CEO
Serif Creative

Doug lives in Clintonville with his amazing wife, Angela, and his beautiful 6-month-old-daughter, Lanie. Outside of being the founder and chief executive officer of Serif Creative, he is the executive director of the Columbus International Film Festival and serves on multiple nonprofit boards that include The Create Columbus Commission, SocialVentures and The Columbus Chamber Marketing Committee. He enjoys attending church with his family, building community and is an avid MMA, NFL, and Ohio State fan. Go Bucks!

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Dylan Williams
Fisher Leadership Initiative

Dylan Williams is a graduate of Fisher College of Business (’17). He currently holds a graduate appointment with the Fisher Leadership Initiative (FLI). His work experience includes co-designing the curriculum for the FLI’s Undergraduate Veteran Leadership Program, along with developing and executing a recruitment strategy for the college’s Dean’s Leadership Academy. Dylan is also well-versed in the studies of leadership and organizational theory.

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Terry McLaurin
The Ohio State University Buckeyes

Terry McLaurin is a former wide receiver for the Ohio State Buckeye football team. He was a two-time team captain in 2017 and 2018. Ohio State social media team honored McLaurin with a video labeling him as “the selfless leader.” He has proven to be an exemplary role model and leader off the field. McLaurin was a part of Ohio State team that won a national championship in 2014.

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Jeff Agnoli
The Ohio State University

Jeff Agnoli, oversees education, funding, and research development with the Office of Research at The Ohio State University. Jeff’s primary role is to advance the research development capacity for the university through education, assistance with finding research funding and helping investigators to identify collaborators and build interdisciplinary teams. He is also responsible for managing the internal nomination programs (i.e., limited submission nominations/competitions) for the Office of Research.

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Bob Wiggins
RedBud SoftWare

Bob Wiggins, a recent transplant to Columbus, Ohio, is the chairman and CEO of RedBud SoftWare. He is an entrepreneur, lawyer and investor in early-stage companies. He served as a member of the management team (and ultimately as president) of BLT Technologies, Inc., an angel-financed company that was a pioneer in prepaid communications and was successfully sold in 1996 to WorldCom for $85 million. He was chairman and CEO of Legal Anywhere, Inc., leading the company’s efforts in two rounds of angel financing and the company’s successful sale in 2000 to NIKU for $27 million. Bob also served as chairman and CEO of Site9, whose flagship product is ProtoShare.

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Erynn Beaton
The Ohio State University
John Glenn College of Public Affairs

Erynn Beaton studies and teaches about how nonprofit organizations can be organized and managed as a mechanism for social change. She earned her PhD at the University of Massachusetts Boston in the business school’s program on organizations & social change. She also had the privilege of receiving an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

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Wes Lynch
Capital University Football Team
Co-Defensive Coordinator

Wes Lynch serves on the Capital University staff as co-defensive coordinator with oversight of linebackers for Crusaders Football. Lynch, a standout middle linebacker at St. Olaf College (Minn.), put together a decorated career as an Ole. In 2011, he led the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in solo tackles (97) on his way to being named All-MIAC. Lynch holds a bachelor’s degree in exercise science from St. Olaf and a master’s degree in sport administration and leadership from Augustana.

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Trevor Brown, PhD
The Ohio University John Glenn College of Public Affairs
Dean

Trevor Brown conducts research and teaches on public management and leadership, governance, government contracting, public private partnerships, and democracy and democratic transitions. Professor Brown received his PhD in public policy and political science from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs and the Department of Political Science, Indiana University and a BA in public policy from Stanford University. He currently serves as the dean of the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University where he has been a faculty member since 2001.

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