Director, Rutgers Center for Organizational Leadership
Ralph A. Gigliotti, Ph.D. is Director of Leadership Development and Research at the Center for Organizational Leadership at Rutgers University, where he oversees a portfolio of faculty and staff leadership development initiatives and leads several research projects related to leadership and communication in higher education. He also serves as a part-time lecturer in the Department of Communication and Ph.D. program in Higher Education at Rutgers University. Giglotti’s research and consulting interests explore the intersection of organizational communication, leadership, and crisis communication. Giglotti's research appears in numerous books and scholarly journals, and he has authored and co-authored several books, including
- Crisis Leadership in Higher Education: Theory and Practice (Rutgers University Press, 2019)
- Leadership, Communication, and Social Influence: A Theory of Resonance, Activation, and Cultivation (with B. Ruben, Emerald Publishing, 2019)
- Leadership: Social Influence in Personal and Professional Settings (with B. Ruben & C. Goldthwaite, Kendall Hunt Publishing, 2017)
- A Guide for Leaders in Higher Education: Core Concepts, Competencies, and Tools (with B. Ruben & R. De Lisi, Stylus Publishing, 2016)
Gigliotti is a National Examiner for the Malcolm Baldrige Performance Excellence Program (National Institute of Standards and Technology, United States Department of Commerce). He is also actively involved in numerous boards and leadership teams, including the leadership team of the Training and Development Division for the National Communication Association and the Board of Directors for the Network for Change and Continuous Innovation in Higher Education (NCCI).