Highlighting a dedication to the critical study of leadership, the Max M. Fisher College of Business has selected Dr. Timothy A. Judge to serve as the first holder of the Joseph A. Alutto Chair in Leadership Effectiveness.

The chair will support the systematic exploration of knowledge about and approaches to effective leadership in public and private sector settings.

“Dr. Judge brings with him a wealth of experience across a number of management areas and a dedication to the study of leadership that is unsurpassed,” said Anil K. Makhija, dean and John W. Berry, Sr. Chair in Business at Fisher.

“Dr. Judge is considered to be one of the most cited researchers in the field of management. I am excited to welcome him and look forward to all the ways he will contribute to the college’s strong history of leadership education. Recruiting and retaining top researchers and thought leaders such as Dr. Judge is one way Fisher is advancing the practice of business and preparing the next generation of business leaders.”

Judge is a recognized researcher in the field of management with more than 25 years of experience studying leadership, personality, job attitudes, staffing, emotions and intelligence. He has published 150 articles in refereed journals, including 88 in top-tier journals. He joins Fisher from Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business.

“I am thrilled and honored to be selected as the inaugural Alutto Chair in Leadership Effectiveness,” Judge said. “I very much look forward to working with Dean Makhija, Dr. Alutto and my colleagues in the Department of Management and Human Resources to build on Fisher's legacy as the center for thinking and practice in the area of leadership.”

Contributions to Research

Judge becomes the newest member of Fisher’s extraordinary management program which, for the past 70 years, has been recognized as a destination for the study and practice of leadership.

“The study of leadership is as relevant and imperative now as it was when faculty at Ohio State first began to explore the behaviors of transformational leaders,” said Dr. Joseph A. Alutto, distinguished professor of organizational behavior, emeritus, at Fisher.

“Dr. Judge’s ability to understand the realities of principle-based leadership through deep involvements with senior executives in public and private corporations enhances the value and impact of his research and teaching. I am pleased to see Dr. Judge, with his impressive credentials and excellence in leadership research, selected to serve as the inaugural holder of this chair.”

Created in 2014, the Joseph A. Alutto Chair in Leadership Effectiveness honors the achievement and service of Dr. Alutto, who served as dean of Fisher College of Business for 16 years before becoming executive vice president and provost, and two-time interim president of The Ohio State University.