Author Profile

Ralph Gigliotti | Director of Leadership Development and Research in the Center for Organizational Leadership, Rutgers University

Current Position and Past Experience
Ralph A. Gigliotti, Ph.D. is Director of Leadership Development and Research at the Center for Organizational Leadership at Rutgers University, where he oversees a portfolio of faculty and staff leadership development initiatives and leads several research projects related to leadership and communication in higher education. He is also a part-time lecturer in the Department of Communication and associate faculty member in the Ph.D. Program in Higher Education at Rutgers. Ralph’s research and consulting interests explore the intersection of organizational communication, leadership, and crisis communication within the context of higher education. Ralph’s research appears in numerous books and scholarly journals, and he has authored and co-authored several books, including A Guide for Leaders in Higher Education: Core Concepts, Competencies, and Tools (Stylus, 2017), Leadership: Communication and Social Influence in Personal and Professional Settings (Kendall Hunt, 2017), and Crisis Leadership in Higher Education: Theory and Practice (Rutgers University Press, forthcoming). Ralph co-leads the emerging leadership track for UPCEA, the Association for Professional, Continuing, & Online Education. Ralph previously served as the Associate Director for Leadership Education at Villanova University.

Education, Honors and Achievements
Ralph Gigliotti received his Ph.D. in Communication (2017) from Rutgers University, MA in Strategic Communication (2010) and Master of Public Administration (2011) from Villanova University, and BS in Secondary Education (2007) and BA in in English and Integrated Marketing Communication (2007) from Duquesne University.

Personal Details and Community Involvement
Ralph is a National Examiner for the Malcolm Baldrige Performance Excellence Program (National Institute of Standards and Technology, United States Department of Commerce). He is actively involved in numerous boards and leadership teams, including the leadership team of Training and Development Division for the National Communication Association; the Board of Directors for the Network for Change and Continuous Innovation in Higher Education (NCCI); and the Communications and Marketing Committee for the Duquesne University Alumni Board of Governors. Ralph resides in Bucks County, PA with his wife, Colleen, and children, Landon and Adeline.

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