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
This year’s winner will receive:
- $1,000 prize
- Complimentary travel expenses and conference registration to ILA's 19th Annual Conference, October 12 - 15, 2017, in Brussels, Belgium
- Complimentary 1-year membership in the ILA
- Recognition at the ILA conference and in various multi-media ILA publications
2016 Winner Fredric M. Jablin Doctoral Dissertation Award
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