Lifetime Achievement Awardee

Bernie Bass

Honored posthumously in 2008 for the Lifetime Achievement Award, Bernie Bass was a graduate of Ohio State University where he received his B.A. and M.A. degrees and a Ph.D. degree in Industrial Psychology. In 1994 he was honored by the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology with its Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award and in 1997 received the Society of Psychologists in Management award for Distinguished Practice in Psychology.

Dr. Bass was a founding editor of Leadership Quarterly and served as a senior scientist for Gallup. He was a Ford Faculty Fellow and a Fellow of both the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology and the Academy of Management. He was a member of the Board of Governors of the Kravis Leadership Institute.

Bernie is perhaps best known for his role as a “founding father” of transformational leadership, inspiring a new generation of leadership scholars, practitioners, and students. He is the author of Transformational Leadership (with Ron Riggio), Bass & Stogdill’s Handbook of LeadershipImproving Organizational Effectiveness through Transformational Leadership (with Bruce Avolio), Handbook of Leadership: Theory, Research, and Application, Fourth Edition (with Ruth Bass), and numerous other titles.