Dr Joseph C. Santora (EdD, Fordham) is the director of research and doctoral programs and visiting distinguished professor a management at the École des Ponts Business School, Paris, France. Previous positions have included two deanship, one in Europe and one in the US, and directorship of research at a graduate business school. He continues to teach in MBA, Executive MBA, DBA and PhD programs. He was also an adjunct senior research fellow (associate professor rank), department of management, Monash University (Australia) and he also served as a visiting professorial fellow at the Leadership Centre, Monash Mt-Eliza Business School (Australia). He has been a tenured full professor of business and management in the US and a visiting professor at business schools in Australia, Europe (Austria, France, Germany,Italy, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland), Croatia, Georgia, Russia, Serbia, and Taiwan, the UK, and the US.
His research focuses on leadership, change, coaching, and executive succession. His book Leadership and Change Management: A Cross-Cultural Perspective is scheduled to be published in 2016. He has published more 150 academic and practitioner papers, cases, and book chapters in several leading journals: including Academy of Management Perspectives, Career Development International, Development and Learning in Organisations, Journal of Organization & Leadership Studies, Journal of Management Development, Journal of Management Studies, Management Decision, Personnel Review, and Strategic Human Resource Review.
In recent years, he received the Outstanding Paper Award Winner for Excellence (2009) for a co-authored paper in Development and Learning Organisations (DLO), Highly Commended Paper Award for a co-authored paper in DLO (2013), and Highly Commended Paper Award Winner at the Emerald Literati for Excellence (2014) for a co-authored paper in Leadership & Organisational Development Journal. Dr. Santora has presented papers at international conferences in more than a dozen countries on three continents and for the past six consecutive years, he received the best paper presented award at several international conferences.
Professor Santora is the founding and current editor of the International Leadership Journal, an on-line refereed academic journal devoted to exploring multi-disciplinary organisational leadership issues, and an associate editor of the International Journal of Teaching and Case Study. He currently serves on 11 editorial boards. He founded and served as the managing director of a two for-profit companies, one of which has consulted to more than three dozen organisations. He has done post-doctoral work at Harvard, Princeton and New York.