Afsaneh Nahavandi University of San Diego, USA
Afsaneh Nahavandi is Professor and Chair of the Leadership Studies department at the University of San Diego and Professor Emeritus at Arizona State University. Previously, she was Associate Dean of the College of Public Programs and Professor of Public Administration at Arizona State University, as well as the Director of the MBA Program and Professor of Management at Arizona State University West campus. Her teaching and research interests include organizational behavior, leadership, culture and diversity, and ethics. She is author of a top leadership text, The Art and Science of Leadership (6th edition) (2012). She is also the author of numerous journal articles and other works, including Ancient Leadership Wisdom (2012), Organizational Behavior: The Person-Organization Fit (1999), and Organizational Culture in the Management of Mergers (1993).