Fredric M. Jablin Doctoral Dissertation Award

The ILA is pleased to partner with the Jepson School of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond on the Fredric M. Jablin Doctoral Dissertation Award. This award is given annually to a scholar whose doctoral dissertation research, while on any topic and from any discipline, demonstrates substantial insights and implications for the study of leadership.  The award was established to honor and celebrate the life of Dr. Fredric M. Jablin (1952-2004).

The Jepson School of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond endeavors to further scholarship and educate students and others for and about leadership through curricula, events and programs. The International Leadership Association is the global network for all those who practice, study, and teach leadership. The ILA promotes a deeper understanding of leadership knowledge and practices for the greater good of individuals and communities worldwide.

2017 Call for Papers

Call Deadline: May 1, 2017

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2016 Winner Fredric M. Jablin Doctoral Dissertation Award

G. James Lemoine Bio | Dissertation Chapter

Congratulations to G. James Lemoine, Assistant Professor, Organization and Human Resources Department, University at Buffalo; Member, Board of Trustees, Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership; and winner of the 2016 Fredric M. Jablin Doctoral Dissertation Award for his dissertation Closing the Leadership Circle: Building and Testing a Contingent Theory of Servant Leadership.

Abstract: Servant leadership has begun to emerge as a useful perspective of leadership within academic research, but theoretical development remains limited, boundary conditions unexamined, and some of its key propositions have not been tested. Drawing on the extant servant leadership literature, a social learning perspective, and research on gender roles and schemas, this dissertation proposes a theory of how servant leadership impacts two characteristics of followers to affect distal outcomes; tests servant leadership's impact on the spread of servant leadership behaviors to followers; and proposes gender and gender schemas as potential moderators of servant leadership. Findings from a temporally lagged multiorganizational study testing these hypotheses substantially support the model.


2016 Award Photos

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