Fredric M. Jablin Doctoral Dissertation Award

The ILA is pleased to partner with the Jepson School of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond on the Fredric M. Jablin Doctoral Dissertation Award.

This award is given annually to a scholar whose doctoral dissertation research, while on any topic and from any discipline, demonstrates substantial insights and implications for the study of leadership. The award was established to honor and celebrate the life of Dr. Fredric M. Jablin (1952-2004).

Submission Deadline: 15 May 2021

2021 Call For Submissions and Application

The Jablin Award will be presented at the 23rd Annual ILA Global Conference, 20-25 October, in Geneva, Switzerland, where the recipient will be asked to present their dissertation research. 

The recipient of the award will also receive the following:

  • $1,000 cash prize
  • Complimentary travel expenses and conference registration to ILA’s 23rd annual conference in Geneva, Switzerland
  • Complimentary 1-year membership in the ILA
  • Recognition at the ILA conference and on various ILA publications

Eligibility

  • Doctoral dissertation must be successfully defended within the last two years, including the 2019-2020 and 2020-21 academic years.
  • Doctoral dissertation may be on any topic and from any discipline, but must demonstrate substantial insights and implications for the study of leadership.

Submission Instructions

Interested parties should:

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Submit each of the following items as separate PDF file attachments to jepsonaward@richmond.edu.
    • letter of interest
    • three- to five-page abstract of a substantive dissertation chapter (specifically, the chapter that best represents the dissertation),
    • a brief biography, and
    • verification of when they received their Ph.D. (e.g., a transcript or letter from the dissertation advisor will suffice).

Please DO NOT send the dissertation. The award committee will contact the finalists by the end of May to request a full dissertation chapter.

The Jepson School of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond endeavors to further scholarship and educate students and others for and about leadership through curricula, events and programs. The International Leadership Association is the global network for all those who practice, study, and teach leadership. The ILA promotes a deeper understanding of leadership knowledge and practices for the greater good of individuals and communities worldwide.

Past Winners of the Fredric M. Jablin Doctoral Dissertation Award

2020

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Philip O’Donnell

Entrepreneurship, Identity, and their Overlap in the Slum: An Ethnographic Study of the Mukuru Slum in Nairobi, Kenya

2019

2019 Jablin Award Winner Catherine M. Faherty
Catherine M. Faherty

Bound by Blood in the Family Firm? Examining the Effects of Trusting and Feeling Trusted in the Family Firm Top Management Team

2018

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Nicole Capriel Ferry,

There’s a Leader in You! A Critical Mapping of Leadership Discourse in the American University

2017

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Uzay Dural

Exposure-Induced Malleability of Implicit Prejudice toward Female Leadership: A Quasi-Experiment Following Municipality Elections

2016

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G. James Lemoine

Closing the Leadership Circle: Building and Testing a Contingent Theory of Servant Leadership

2015

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Danielle L. Lupton

Leaders, Perceptions, and Reputations for Resolve

2014

2014 Jablin Award Winner Suze Wilson

Suze Wilson

Thinking Differently About Leadership: A Critical History of the Form and Formation of Leadership Studies

2013

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Ethan Bernstein

Does Privacy Make Groups Productive?

2012

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Jack Barentsen

Emerging Leadership in the Pauline Mission: A Social Identity Perspective on Local Leadership Development in Corinth and Ephesus

2011

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Mark A. Menaldo

Putting Statesmanship Back Into Statecraft: The Role of Transformative Ambition in International Relations

2010

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YoungHee (Sylvia) Hur

Optimizing Managerial Effectiveness Through Emotional Intelligence

2009

Kathie Pelletier

The Effects of Favored Status and Identification with Victim on Perceptions of and Reactions to Leader Toxicity

2008
Rita Palrecha
The Transformational Leader Model, the Nurturant-Task Leader Model, and the Unique Local Leadership Model: A Quantitative and Qualitative Competitive Test of Three Leadership Models in India

2008 Runner Up
Manuel (Manny) Teodoro
Bureaucratic Ambition: Professional Careers, Personal Motives and Policy Innovation

2007
Steve Olson
The Ethics of Leadership: Construction of an Analytical Framework, with Application to Ken Blanchard’s Theories of Situational and Servant Leadership

2007 Honorable Mention
Richard D. Berry
Discovering the Missing Link of Emotion in Leadership: A Case Study of Affect Valence and Emerging Leadership

2007 Honorable Mention
Frederic J.A. Damen
Taking the Lead: The Role of Affect in Leadership Effectiveness

2006
D. Michael Lindsay
Faith in the Corridors of Power

2005
Ross J. Corbett
Locke and the Problem of Crisis Leadership

2005 Honorable Mention
Marie Dasborough
Follower Emotional Responses to Attributions of Leadership

2005 Honorable Mention
Suzanne Stigler Martin
Toward a Theory of Invisible Leadership

2004
Benjamin Kleinerman
The Place of Executive Power in the American Constitutional Republic

2004
Christelle LaPolice
Leader Behaviors, Employee Attitudes, and Organizational Characteristics as Moderators

2004
Felicia Mainella
The Role of Moral Reasoning in Transformation Leadership: The Relationship Between College Student Leaders’ Self-Perceived Leadership Behaviors and Level of Moral Reasoning

2003
Joseph Crespino
Strategic Accommodation: Civil Rights Opponents in Mississippi and Their Impact on America Racial Politics, 1953-1972

2003
Toby Vitek
Leadership Behavior and Managerial Success: A Test of Three Theories

2002
Albert H. Fein
There and Back Again: A Phenomenological Inquiry of School Shootings as Experienced by School Leaders

2002
Rebecca Todd Peters
In Search of the Good Life: A Feminist Critical Theo-Ethical Reading of the Globalization Debates

2002
Andrea Grove
Leadership and Nationalist Mobilization: Investigating the Linkage Between Strategies and Context

2002
Rita Tekippe
Procession, Piety, and Politics: Three Medieval Rheno-Mosan Reliquary Shrines and the Cult Communities for Bishop-Saints Servatius of Maastricht, Eleutherius of Tournai, and Remaclus of Stavelot

2002
Matthew Trachman
Rethinking Leadership: Presidential Leadership and the ‘Spirit of the Game’ of Democracy

2001
Olga Epitropaki
From Ideal Leaders to Actual Managers: A Longitudinal Investigation of Implicit Leadership Theories, Leader-Member Exchanges, Transformational Leadership and Employee Outcomes

2001
Andrew Lewis
Wandering in Two Worlds: Race, Citizenship, and Education in Virginia Since 1945

2001
Brian Palmer
Wolves at the Door: Existential Solidarity in a Globalizing Sweden