Afsaneh Nahavandi Professor and Chair, University of San Diego
Afsaneh Nahavandi is professor of Management at the University of San Diego and Professor Emerita at Arizona State University. Prior to coming to USD in 2013, she taught at Arizona State University Business School and in the School of Public Administration. While at ASU she was director of the MBA program at ASU’s West campus, director of University College, associate dean of University College and of the College of Public Programs. Prior to joining ASU, she was an assistant professor of Human Resources Management at Northeastern University in Boston. Most recently, she served as Chair of the Department of Leadership Studies at the University of San Diego. She is the winner of several teaching awards, including ASU’s 2004 Professor of the Year and the author of several other books, including The Art and Science of Leadership, currently in its 7th edition (2015), Organizational Behavior (2014), Ancient Leadership Wisdom (2012), Organizational Behavior: The Person-Organization Fit (1999), and Organizational Culture in the Management of Mergers (1993), and numerous articles about leadership and culture.