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Brent
Ruben

Executive Director, Rutgers Center for Organizational Leadership and Distinguished Professor of Communication

Faculty

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848-932-7092
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732-932-1422
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bruben@rutgers.edu
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Brent Ruben's scholarship focuses on communication systems theory, and on the application of communication systems concepts to enhance personal and professional competence and organizational strategy in varying settings—interpersonal, intercultural, organizational, health, educational, and leadership. He is the author of more than 50 books and 200 journal articles and book chapters, and he was the founding editor of Communication Yearbook.

Ruben was one of the founding faculty members of the Department of Communication and he served as chair of the department for a number of years. He was also the first director of the integrated communication, information, and library science Ph.D. program. His most recent books are: Ruben, B. D., and R. A., Gigliotti, Leadership, Communication, and Social Influence: A Theory of Resonance, Activation, and Cultivation. Bingley/West Yorkshire, UK: Emerald Publishing. 2019; and

Ruben, B.D., & L. Stewart. Communication and Human Behavior. Seventh Edition. Dubuque, IA: Kendall-Hunt, 2020.


Education

University of Iowa
Ph.D., Communication

University of Iowa
M.A., Mass Communication

University of Iowa
B.A., Psychology, Advertising


Research

Brent Ruben's scholarship focuses on communication systems theory, and on the application of communication systems concepts to enhance personal and professional competence and organizational strategy in varying settings—interpersonal, intercultural, organizational, health, educational, and leadership. He is the author of more than 50 books and 200 journal articles and book chapters, and he was the founding editor of Communication Yearbook.

Ruben was one of the founding faculty members of the Department of Communication and he served as chair of the department for a number of years. He was also the first director of the integrated communication, information, and library science Ph.D. program.


Research Keywords


Centers, Labs, and Clusters


Funded Projects

Director, Leadership Development Program, Botswana-Rutgers Collaboration, Office of the President, Rutgers University, 2019-2022

Senior Consultant, Lumina Foundation – National Association of College and University Business Officers, Challenge 2010, Malcolm Baldrige Higher Education Project, 2009-2012

Project Director, The Spellings Commission on the Future of Higher Education in the United States: A Case Study, National Association of College and University Business Officers, 2007


Selected Publications

Ruben, B. D., and R. A., Gigliotti, Leadership, Communication, and Social Influence: A Theory of Resonance, Activation, and Cultivation. Bingley/West Yorkshire, UK: Emerald Publishing. 2019.

Ruben, B.D., & L. Stewart. Communication and Human Behavior. Seventh Edition. Dubuque, IA: Kendall-Hunt, 2020.

Ruben, B. D., and R. A., Gigliotti, The Excellence in Higher Education Model: A Baldrige-based tool for organizational assessment and Improvement for Colleges and Universities. Global Business and Organizational Excellence. May/June issue, 38(4) 26-37, 2019.

Ruben, B. D., and R. A., Gigliotti, Organizational Communication, The SAGE Encyclopedia of Higher Education. 5v. edited by M. E. David and M. J. Amey, 2019.

Ruben, B. D. and R. A. Gigliotti, Communication: Sine Qua Non of Organizational Leadership Theory and Practice. International Journal of Business Communication, 54(1) 12-30, 2017.


Awards & Recognitions

Recipient, National Consortium for Change and Continuous Innovation in Higher Education (NCCI), Leveraging Excellence Award, 2012

Rutgers University Athletics, Faculty Excellence Award, 2011

Rutgers University Daniel Gorenstein Award for outstanding scholarship and contributions to the university, 2000

National Consortium for Continuous Improvement in Higher Education (NCCI), Brent D. Ruben Award—first recipient of annual award named in Ruben's honor initiated to recognize distinguished contributors to the advancement of excellence in higher education

National Communication Association, Gerald Phillips Award for Distinguished Applied Scholarship, 2004


Other

Other Publications:

Gigliotti, R. A., B. D. Ruben, and C. Goldthwaite. Leadership: Communication and Social Influence in Personal and Professional Contexts. Dubuque, IA: Kendall-Hunt, 2017.

Ruben, B. D., and R.A. Gigliotti. Leadership as Social Influence: An Expanded View of Leadership Communication Theory and Practice. Leadership and Organizational Studies, pp. 1-13, May, 2016. (A)
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Ruben, B. D., R. DeLisi, and R. A.Gigliotti, A Guide for Leaders in Higher Education: Core Concepts, Competencies, andTools. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing, 2016 (in press).
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Ruben, B. D., The Excellence in Higher Education Guide: A Framework for the Design, Assessment, and Continuous Improvement of Institutions, Departments and Programs - Eighth Edition. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing. 2016.
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Ruben, B.D., and L.Stewart, Communication and Human Behavior - Sixth Edition. Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall-Hunt, 2016.
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Rutgers Center for Organizational Development and Leadership:
http://odl.rutgers.edu/pldi/
and
http://odl.rutgers.edu/odl-staff/

Rutgers Predoctoral Leadership Development Institute:
http://odl.rutgers.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/pldi-brochure1.pdf

Wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brent_David_Ruben