Smith School professor Debra Shapiro started a one-year term as president of the Academy of Management during the professional association’s annual meeting Aug. 7-11, 2015, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Shapiro is Smith’s third faculty member to hold the position. Smith professor Kathryn Bartol served as president in 1984-85, and Smith professor emeritus Ken G. Smith led the academy in 2006-07.
In the academy’s 79-year history, only three other schools have produced as many presidents. Worldwide membership includes about 20,000 academics, PhD students and business leaders from 115 countries.