R. Duane Ireland

Duane Ireland, a University Distinguished Professor and the Conn Chair in New Ventures Leadership, recently concluded his service as president of the Academy of Management, the premier academic organization for management scholars. Ireland has served on more than a dozen task forces and committees within the academy and has made multiple presentations. As is customary in the organization, he will serve during the upcoming year as Past President of the organization.

Mays Business School has a long history of leadership and collaboration with the Academy of Management. Mays faculty who have served as president of the academy include Michael Hitt, a University Distinguished Professor and holder of the Joe B. Foster Chair in Business Leadership and Management Professor Emeritus Don Hellriegel. In addition, several faculty members have served as division chairs, including Ricky W. Griffin, Management Distinguished Professor and Management Department Head, who chaired the academy’s Organizational Behavior Division.

The Academy of Management is the largest and most widely known professional organization of management professors, teachers and scholars in the world. The annual meeting attracts more than 10,000 members from all corners of the world and the academy’s journals are among the most visible and impactful in the profession. “The fact that Duane Ireland was elected by academy members to serve as president is a real testament to his reputation and leadership, and brings enormous recognition and visibility to our department,” Griffin said.