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Dr. Bruce Avolio

Dr. Bruce Avolio

Fellow, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Fellow, National Gerontological Society
Fellow, American Psychological Association
Clifton Chair in Leadership, UNL
Director, Gallup Leadership Institute
Senior Research Scientist, The Gallup Organization

Areas of Expertise

  • Human Resource Management
  • Leadership
  • Ethics
  • International-Africa

Dr. Bruce Avolio joined the College of Business Administration, University of Nebraska, Lincoln in September, 2001. He earned his PhD in Industrial, Organizational and Life-span Psychology and an MA in Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

Avolio has an international reputation as a researcher in leadership. He has consulted with public and private organizations in North and South Amreica, Africa, Europe, and Southeast Asia, as well as in Australia, New Zealand, and Israel. His research and consulting includes work with the militaries of the United States of America, Singapore, Sweden, Finland, Israel, and South Africa.

Avolio has published five books and more than 80 articles on leadership. His books include Transformational and Charismatic Leadership: The Road Ahead, Full and Developing Potential Across a Full Range of Leadership: Cases on Transactional and Transformational Leadership. His newest books are Leadership Development in Balance: Made/Born and Authentic Leadership Development.

Avolio developed national leadership development systems for government agencies, universities, public school systems, public healthcare systems and nonprofit agencies in South Africa, Canada, Australia, and the United States.