In Residence

Bridging the gap between knowledge and practice.

Leadership does not occur in a vacuum. From the on-the-ground experience of seasoned executives to the innovative, proven theories from scholars, today’s leaders have many places from which to learn and draw inspiration. The Tobias Leadership Center joins all these resources together to share the latest, innovative research with leaders and to bridge the gap between knowledge and practice in a way that enrichens everyone we reach. We advance the mission through two critical programs: Executive in Residence and Scholar in Residence.

Executive in Residence

The role of the Executive in Residence (EIR) is to connect experienced leaders with others to share their insights about the practice of leadership. This access to executives creates meaningful engagement, both on campus and beyond. The EIR bridges the academic study of leadership with the practice of leadership by empowering leaders as mentors, class speakers and consultants.

Neil Rothermel

Current Executive in Residence

"My goal is to help build a culture where executives are integrated into the life of the school. I want students to feel comfortable and drawn to consult with business practitioners."

Scholar in Residence

The Scholar in Residence (SIR) helps the Tobias Leadership Center bridge the gap between knowledge and practice. An academic involved in the latest leadership research, the SIR works with students, faculty and the Tobias Leadership Center to ensure our programs and executive network are informed by the best scholarly insights available.

Christopher O.L.H. Porter

Current Scholar in Residence

"As an associate editor of two leading journals, I am privy to the latest leadership research. I bring this knowledge to the Tobias Leadership Center to ensure they’re disseminating cutting-edge leadership information."

Find out more about the current Executive in Residence and Scholar in Residence by meeting our team.

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