Ralph Gigliotti


Assistant Vice President for Organizational Leadership in the Office of the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs



Ralph Gigliotti serves as Assistant Vice President for Organizational Leadership in University Academic Affairs at Rutgers University. In this role, he directs the Rutgers Office of Organizational Leadership and provides executive leadership for a portfolio of signature academic leadership development programs, consultation services, and research initiatives. He serves as an executive advisor for senior academic leaders across Rutgers. In partnership with the four Chancellor-led units, he assists in the alignment of localized planning activities with major university priorities and ensures consistency of academic leadership development efforts across the institution.

He holds part-time faculty appointments in the Department of Communication (School of Communication and Information), Ph.D. Program in Higher Education (Graduate School of Education), Department of Family Medicine and Community Health (Robert Wood Johnson Medical School), and Rutgers Business School.

His research and consulting interests explore topics related to leadership, crisis, strategy, team dynamics, organizational communication, and training and development within the context of higher education.

He is the author and editor of 10 books and nearly 50 journal articles and book chapters.

His recent books include the following:

He is president-elect of the Network for Change and Continuous Innovation (NCCI)—an organization of nearly 100 colleges and universities from across North America who seek to advance sustainable excellence in higher education by promoting successful practices and approaches used to drive change, innovation, and continuous improvement across academic and administrative functions. Additionally, he serves as a member of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Board of Examiners (National Institute of Standards and Technology, United States Department of Commerce), co-lead for the New Jersey Alliance for Clinical and Translational Science (NJ ACTS) Team Science Core, co-lead of the Distinction in Leadership in Academic Healthcare Program at Rutgers University, and a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach. He is an active member of the International Leadership Association and National Communication Association, and is the recipient of numerous national and local teaching, research, and service awards.

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