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Ralph A. Gigliotti, PhD

Assistant Vice President for Strategic Programs, Office of University Strategy and Director, Center for Organizational Leadership

Ralph serves as Assistant Vice President for Strategic Programs in the Office of University Strategy and Director of the Center for Organizational Leadership at Rutgers University, where he provides executive leadership for a portfolio of signature academic leadership programs, consultation services, and research initiatives. In this role, he oversees the alignment and coordination of localized planning activities with major university priorities, and he ensures consistency of academic leadership development efforts across the institution.

He holds part-time faculty appointments in the Department of Communication (School of Communication and Information), Ph.D. Program in Higher Education (Graduate School of Education), Department of Family Medicine and Community Health (Robert Wood Johnson Medical School), and Rutgers Business School.

His research and consulting interests explore topics related to leadership, crisis, strategy, team dynamics, organizational communication, and training and development within the context of higher education.

Ralph is author and editor of nearly 10 books and 50 journal articles and book chapters.

His recent book publications include the following:

He is also the author of two forthcoming books. The first book presents a theory-informed framework for post-crisis leadership in higher education and will be published by Rutgers University Press. The second book, co-authored with Dr. Chris Goldthwaite and Dr. Sara Spear, explores issues related to leadership in a digital context and will be published by Kendall Hunt.

Ralph is a member of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Board of Examiners (National Institute of Standards and Technology, United States Department of Commerce), in addition to his involvement on the Board of Directors for the Network for Change and Continuous Innovation in Higher Education (NCCI). He also serves as co-lead for the New Jersey Alliance for Clinical and Translational Science (NJ ACTS) Team Science Core, co-lead of the Distinction in Leadership in Academic Healthcare Program, and a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach. He is an active member of the International Leadership Association and National Communication Association and the recipient of numerous national awards.

Please click here to access Ralph’s curriculum vitae.

Contact Information:
Rutgers Center for Organizational Leadership
Email: ralph.gigliotti@rutgers.edu
Voice/Message: (848) 932-3965
Fax: (732) 932-1422

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