Joan V. Gallos is an award-winning educator, author, academic leader, and scholar in the field of leadership and management education. Her scholarly interests center on professional effectiveness; innovative leadership and management pedagogy for a diverse work world; individual and organizational change; and expanding conceptions of what, how and why professionals learn. She is a passionate lover of the arts and sees their potential as a vehicle for leadership and organizational development and for enhancing professional agility and effectiveness.

Named Icon of Education 2011 by Ingram’s Magazine [Here] –

Featured in the Kansas City Star on MBA and EMBA education [Here] –

Publications of Interest:

Books in Progress:

  • The Work of Leadership: Essentials for Success in a Complex World (Jossey-Bass/Wiley)
  • Managing Difficult People: A Leadership Fable

Ongoing Work:

  • Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of Leadership at Wheelock College

Recent Awards and Honors:

  • Appointed University of Missouri Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor, the highest faculty rank awarded by the University and the only Curators’ appointment in the history of the Bloch School
  • Appointed OBTS Fellow: Sage of the Society by the Organizational Behavior Teaching Society for lifetime contributions fostering excellence in management teaching and learning
  • Distinguished Service Award from the Organizational Behavior Teaching Society
  • Named Ingram’s Magazine’s Icon of Education 2011 for her academic leadership and outstanding career contributions to education in Missouri and Kansas
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