Faculty – Melvin Smith

MelvinSmith - Associate Professor, Organizational Behavior
Faculty Director of Executive Education
Associate Professor, Organizational Behavior

Peter B. Lewis Building 433
Office Hours: By Appointment Only

Intuitively, we know the relationship between leaders and employees can have dramatic effect on employee contribution and organizational success. Melvin Smith’s research and teaching reveal the structure. His work on the nature of leadership and the role emotional intelligence plays in work relationships is widely recognized for its insight. Smith also studies the connection between social networks and organizational performance. The work has yielded real-world results in public education, healthcare and a variety of other fields.

PhD, University of Pittsburgh, 2002
MBA, Clark Atlanta University, 1986
BS, Purdue University, 1983

Initially Appointed: 2002

Interests and Courses


The Development and Use of Human and Social Capital in Organizations.


Leadership, Emotional Intelligence, Executive Coaching

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