Ricky W. Griffin

Distinguished Professor 
Blocker Chair in Business


Dr. Griffin’s research interests include informal leadership, workplace aggression and violence, organizational security, and workplace culture. His work has been published in such journals as Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, and Journal of Management. He served as Associate Editor and then as Editor of Journal of Management.

In addition, Dr. Griffin has also authored or co-authored several leading textbooks and co-edited three scholarly books. His books are used in more than 500 colleges and universities in the United States and abroad, and have been translated into Spanish, Russian, Polish, and Chinese.

He has served the Academy of Management as Chair of the Organizational Behavior Division and as program chair of the Research Methods Division. He has served as President of the Southwest Division of the Academy of Management and on the Board of Directors of the Southern Management Association. Dr. Griffin is a Fellow of both the Academy of Management and the Southern Management Association. He has also won several awards for research and been supported by over $1,400,000 in federal research funding.

Dr. Griffin has served as Director of the Center for Human Resource Management and Head of the Department of Management at Texas A&M University. He has also served as Executive Associate Dean and Interim Dean at the Mays Business School.

Dr. Griffin holds the Blocker Chair in Business and has been designated as University Distinguished Professor.