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Speakers » Ralph Gigliotti

  • Director of Leadership Development and Research, Rutgers Center for Organizational Leadership

  • Rutgers University

  • United States

Ralph A. Gigliotti, Ph.D. is Director of Leadership Development and Research in the Rutgers University Center for Organizational Leadership, where he oversees a portfolio of faculty and staff leadership development initiatives and leads research efforts focused on leadership, communication, and crisis in higher education. He is a part-time lecturer in the Department of Communication and associate faculty member in the Ph.D. Program in Higher Education at Rutgers University. Ralph is the co-author of A Guide for Leaders in Higher Education: Core Concepts, Competencies, and Tools and Leadership: Communication and Social Influence in Personal and Professional Settings.

Understanding crisis and crisis leadership in the context of higher education

Based on a content analysis of nearly 1,000 news articles from higher education news outlets, coupled with semi-structured interviews with nearly 40 senior university leaders, this presentation will introduce a taxonomy of relevant crisis types and a communication-centered model for understanding the dynamics of crisis leadership in higher education.