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Kevin Groves

Kevin S. Groves, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Organizational Theory and Management 

Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University
M.A., Claremont Graduate University

B.A., Eastern Washington University

Dr. Kevin S. Groves, an assistant professor of organization theory and management, is the Graziadio School of Business and Management's most decorated researcher.

His extensive research on leadership development and organizational change earned numerous Best Paper awards, the Ascendant Scholar Award from the Western Academy of Management, and Outstanding Paper at the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2008.

Currently, Dr. Groves is also a recipient of the Julian Virtue Professorship (2008-2010), which supports his research on values-centered transformational leadership.

As director of the PepsiCo Leadership Center, Dr. Groves managed a $1.45 million grant from the Pepsi Foundation for an on-campus center charged with developing the leadership competencies of CSULA students, community members, and business leaders, implementing community outreach and mentoring programs at local high schools, and producing cutting-edge research on organizational leadership. He received a Ph.D. in organizational behavior from Claremont Graduate University, where he was also awarded the Arthur H. Brayfield Dissertation Award for his research on charismatic leadership and organizational change.

His research interests include executive development and succession planning, managerial thinking styles, leader cultural and emotional intelligence, and organizational change. Dr. Groves's research has been published in numerous academic and practitioner journals, including the Journal of Management, Journal of Business Ethics, Academy of Management Learning & Education, Leadership & Organization Development Journal, Human Resource Development Quarterly, and Journal of Management Development. His research on managerial thinking styles, leader emotional intelligence, and charismatic leadership has received numerous awards, including Best Paper awards at the Academy of Management, Western Academy of Management, and the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology. He received a Ph.D. in organizational behavior from Claremont Graduate University, where he was also awarded the Arthur H. Brayfield Dissertation Award for his research on charismatic leadership and organizational change.

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