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Chair in Leadership Development

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BS & MS (Psychology, University of Washington), MBA (Foster School of Business, University of Washington), and PhD Organisational Psychology (University of Washington, USA)

Susan Elaine Murphy was formerly Director of the School of Strategic Leadership Studies at James Madison University and Professor of Leadership Studies. She has published numerous articles and book chapters on leadership, leadership development, and mentoring. Her work has been published in Academy of Management Executive (currently Academy of Management Perspectives), Leadership Quarterly, Organizational Behaviour and Human Decision Making, Journal of Vocational Behaviour, Journal of Business and Psychology, and the Journal of Applied Psychology. Her most recent edited volume with Rebecca Reichard is Early Development and Leadership: Building the Next Generation of Leaders and an authored book, Power Mentoring: How Successful Mentors and Protégés Make the Most of Their Relationships, with Ellen Ensher. She also serves on the editorial board of The Leadership Quarterly.

Research Interests

Her current research examines leadership requirements, effectiveness, and development across different contexts and organisational levels.

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