Dr. Kathryn M. BartolDr. Kathryn M. Bartol
Robert H. Smith Professor of Leadership and Innovation
Chair, Management & Organization Department 
Co-Director, CLIC

Kathryn M. Bartol is the Robert H. Smith Professor of Leadership and Innovation and Chair of the Management & Organization department at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, College Park. She specializes in leadership development and is a certified executive coach. She is past dean of the fellows of the Academy of Management, as well as past president of the Academy of Management. She is also a fellow of the Academy of Management, the American Psychological Association, the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and the American Psychological Society. Bartol regularly publishes in major journals and her research has received more than $1 million in funding support. Her research focuses on developing leader effectiveness, particularly with respect to building networks, fostering knowledge sharing, transfer and creativity, and leading distributed virtual teams. Bartol has received both research and teaching awards, and also consults and conducts research for numerous organizations. Her articles have appeared in such leading journals as Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Academy of Management Review, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management Review, MIS Quarterly, and Industrial and Labor Relations Review.

Dr. M. Susan Taylor

Dr. M. Susan Taylor
Smith Chair of Human Resource Management & Organizational Change 
Co-Director, CLIC

Susan Taylor is the Smith Chair of Human Resource Management & Organizational Change in the department of management and organization at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, College Park. She is also co-director of the Center for Leadership, Innovation, and Change (CLIC). Taylor is a fellow of the Academy of Management and the Society of Industrial/Organizational Psychology, a senior editor for the academic journal, Organization Science, and a member of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) Foundation Board of Directors. Her current research examines the nature of change leadership and its effects on employee reactions and team performance, and cross-cultural differences in the nature of the organizational innovation process. Her past research has focused on organizational recruitment, the effects of performance feedback and performance management systems, and the procedural justice of organizations’ HR systems and their impact on the employment relationship. Taylor is a past chair of the human resource division of the National Academy of Management, and has also served on the academy's Board of Governors.

Dr. Pat StockerDr. Pat Stocker
Executive Director, CLIC

Pat Stocker reunites with the Smith School as Executive Director of the Center for Leadership, Innovation, and Change (CLIC). She previously served for more than 10 years as Associate Dean and Director of Executive Programs for the Smith School. Stocker also taught marketing at the University of Maryland, College Park, and at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., as well as the University of Denver, where she was honored as the outstanding business professor of the year. She is president of Stocker & Associates LLC, a consulting organization based in Bethesda, Md., which coordinates custom executive education programs. Stocker has done extensive work for Marriott, Lockheed Martin, Honeywell, Aetna Insurance, and many other organizations. She is also member of the Board of Suburban Hospital and of Interfaith Works.

CLIC Advisory Council

CLIC Advisory Council A group of leaders from business, government, and non-profit organizations who advise the Center for Leadership, Innovation, and Change (CLIC) regarding the leadership challenges facing their organizations and how CLIC may help address them.