It is with great pleasure that we introduce to you our new academic director of the Kravis Leadership Institute, David V. Day. David brings to us a rich background in the application and study of leadership development. In addition to his leadership role at KLI, David will hold the Steven L. Eggert ’82 P’15 Chaired Professorship of Leadership and a George R. Roberts Fellow. He joins us from the University of Western Australia Business School where he held the Woodside Chair in Leadership and Management. He arrives at an important juncture in the history of KLI as we expand significantly our programming in leadership development and introduce new initiatives focusing on social innovation and leadership.
In 2010, David was awarded the Walter F. Ulmer Research Award from the Center for Creative Leadership (USA) for outstanding, career-long contributions to applied leadership. He was the lead author of An Integrative Approach to Leader Development (Routledge, 2009) and the editor of The Oxford Handbook of Leadership and Organizations (Oxford University Press, 2014). He has served as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Applied Psychology (2008-2014) and is presently as a consulting editor for several other scholarly journals. David is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Association for Psychological Science, International Association of Applied Psychology, and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. He is a skilled teacher and brings passion and deep expertise to helping others realize their leadership potential.