I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Paul E. Tesluk,
Donald S. Carmichael Professor of Organizational Behavior, as Dean
of the School of Management, effective April 25. Dr. Tesluk has
served as Interim Dean since July 2015.
Dr. Tesluk’s appointment results from an extensive
international search that produced a highly competitive pool of
candidates. Dr. Tesluk brings to this role impressive scholarly
accomplishments, significant leadership experience and expertise,
and a clear vision for furthering the school’s mission of
advancing the global practice of management through research,
education and service.
An internationally recognized expert in leadership development,
team design and effectiveness, and organizational climate and
performance, Dr. Tesluk is a prolific scholar who has published in
and served on the editorial boards of several of the most selective
journals in his field. Dr. Tesluk works with numerous private and
public organizations in research, consulting, and teaching
capacities, and his research has been supported by agencies such as
the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of
Dr. Tesluk led the creation of UB’s Center for Leadership
and Organizational Effectiveness (CLOE) – which advances
research, education, and outreach in leadership and organizational
effectiveness – and served as its first Academic
Director. Prior to his appointment as Interim Dean, Dr.
Tesluk served as Chair of the Department of Organization and Human
Dr. Tesluk is an elected Fellow of the Society for Industrial
and Organizational Psychology and Society for Organizational
Behavior. He also recently served an elected term on the Executive
Committee of the Organizational Behavior Division of the Academy of
Management. In 2014, he received a UB Exceptional Scholar Sustained
Dr. Tesluk was recruited from the University of Maryland,
College Park to join UB as Donald S. Carmichael Professor of
Organizational Behavior in 2011. At the University of Maryland, Dr.
Tesluk served as Chair of the Department of Management and
Organization from 2008 to 2011 and Co-Director of the Center for
Leadership, Innovation and Change from 2010 to 2011. He holds a PhD
and master’s degree in industrial and organizational
psychology from the Pennsylvania State University and a
bachelor’s degree in industrial and labor relations from
I would like to extend my sincere thanks to Dean Liesl Folks and
all of the members of the search committee for their outstanding
service, which was vital to the successful outcome of this search.
For more details on this appointment, please view the full
Please join me in congratulating Dr. Tesluk and welcoming him to
this significant leadership role within our campus community.
Charles F. Zukoski
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic