Joyce Osland, Ph.D.

Joyce Osland, Ph.D. professor emerita, is an internationally known specialist in international management with a focus on global leadership, Latin America, organization development, and inclusion. She retired from her position as the Lucas Endowed Professor of Global Leadership and Executive Director and founder of the Global Leadership Advancement Center (GLAC) at San Jose State University’s Lucas College and Graduate School of Business in the Silicon Valley.

She co-founded GLAC’s Global Leadership Lab and the Global Leadership Passport Program and created and directed the Advanced Certificate in Global Leadership program. She was the College of Business’ Inclusive Excellence Fellow working on SJSU’s Diversity Master Plan from 2008-2011. Joyce continues to research, write, and consult, in addition to her work as a senior partner with the Kozai Group.

Her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior was earned at Case Western Reserve University. A former president of the Western Academy of Management, Joyce has won numerous awards for teaching, research, and leadership, including the “Journal of Management Inquiry Scholar Award” for career achievement and the “Academy of Management International Management Division’s Outstanding Educator Award,” the highest teaching award in her field. Joyce was a Senior Research Fellow at the Army Research Institute for five years. Her major research topics —  women leaders and diversity, global leadership cognition and development, cultural sense-making, and repatriate knowledge transfer —  focus on both theory and practical ways to improve organizations and the way people interact. She has over 160 publications ranging from research articles in leading academic journals like the Academy of Management JournalJournal of International Business StudiesJournal of World Business, and Human Resource Management to practitioner articles, book chapters, and cases. Her first book, The Adventure of Working Abroad: Hero Tales from the Global Frontier, (Jossey-Bass, 1995), has been used in corporate training programs for expatriates as well as university courses. Joyce has co-written popular textbooks, The Organizational Behavior Workbook: An Experiential Approach, The Organizational Behavior Reader, and Managing Across Cultures and won awards for two co-authored global leadership books: Global Leadership: Research, Practice, and Development and Advances in Global Leadership, volume 8. She is the senior editor of the Advances in Global Leadership series (volumes 8-14) and recently co-edited The SAGE Handbook of Contemporary Cross-Cultural Management.

Joyce has lived and worked overseas for fourteen years in seven different countries, mostly in Latin American and West Africa. She worked in the field of international development as a program manager, trainer, and consultant and spent three years as a full-time faculty member and OD consultant at INCAE (The Central American Institute of Business Administration) in Costa Rica. Joyce is a visiting professor or guest lecturer in graduate programs at various universities around the world. In addition, she does executive education programs and consults with companies, universities, and global non-profits on organizational effectiveness, intercultural competence, global leadership and inclusion. Her current projects include assessing and researching the impact of global leadership development and diversity competencies.

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