Villanova, Pa., May 9, 2017 – Quinetta Roberson, PhD, Fred J. Springer Endowed Chair in Business Leadership and Professor of Management at the Villanova School of Business (VSB), has been elected Vice President-Elect/Program-Chair Elect of the Academy of Management (AOM). With a membership of nearly 20,000 professors and PhD students from business schools in over 125 countries, AOM is the preeminent professional association for management and organization scholars.
“We are very proud of Dr. Roberson and believe that this acknowledgement is a testament to the incredible faculty we have here at VSB,” said Joyce E. A. Russell, PhD, the Helen and William O’Toole Dean of VSB.
“I am honored and humbled to have been elected by my peers within the Academy for this leadership role,” said Dr. Roberson. “As an active member of AOM for more than 20 years, I have served in various capacities within the organization, and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to impact the profession in this way. I truly look forward to the next five years.”
Dr. Roberson will follow a five-year leadership track, through which she will move from Vice President of the AOM (2018-2019), to President-Elect (2019-2020), to President (2020-2021) and lastly to Past President (2021-2022).
At VSB, Dr. Roberson teaches and researches human resource management and organizational behavior, specializing in diversity and inclusion, talent management, managing global teams, and leadership. Prior to Villanova, she worked as a financial analyst and earned her PhD from the University of Maryland. She is the former associate professor of Human Resource Studies at Cornell University, and has been published in many top journals in her field.
The Villanova School of Business (VSB) undergraduate program is ranked #1 in the nation by Bloomberg Businessweek and has been at the forefront of business education since it was founded in 1922. Serving over 2,500 undergraduate and graduate students, VSB is home to six Centers or Institutes of Excellence (the Daniel M. DiLella Center for Real Estate, the Center for Business Analytics, the Center for Global Leadership, the Center for Marketing & Consumer Insights, the Center for Church Management & Business Ethics and the Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship (ICE) Institute) with each center and institute designed to foster innovative, cross-disciplinary research and teaching opportunities for business faculty. VSB is known for academic rigor; creativity and innovation; hands-on and service learning opportunities; a firm grounding in ethics; and an applied education that prepares students to become outstanding leaders and global citizens within the ever-changing, complex, and fast-paced world of business. For more, visit business.villanova.edu.
The Academy of Management is the preeminent professional association for management and organization scholars. Its worldwide members are professors and Ph.D. students in business schools at universities, academics in related social science and other fields, and practitioners who value knowledge creation and application. Founded in 1936, the Academy of Management is the oldest and largest scholarly management association in the world with a global community nearly 20,000 strong and spanning more than 125 countries. Learn more about AOM at http://aom.org and follow through Facebook and Twitter.