Steven Rogelberg, professor of management and director of the Ph.D. in Organizational Science program, has been appointed the inaugural University Professor of UNC Charlotte. The title recognizes outstanding scholarly achievement in a professional field as well as demonstrated ability to excel at interdisciplinary research, teaching and service. The University Professor is recommended to the Board of Trustees by the chancellor and holds this title for life.
Described as a “visionary leader” and a “scholar of the highest caliber,” Rogelberg defines what it means to be a University Professor, said Provost Joan Lorden in announcing the award. “He has expanded interdisciplinary research and education, brought international recognition to the University and extended the impact of his research through engagement with nonprofit agencies in the community.”
Rogelberg joined the University in 2003 as an associate professor in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Department of Psychology; he was promoted to professor in 2006. Currently, he has a joint appointment in the departments of Psychology and Management as well as affiliate appointments in organizational science, communication studies and sociology. In 2005, he became director of the Organizational Science doctoral program and founder and director of the Organizational Science Consulting and Research Unit.
As a researcher, Rogelberg has published more than 70 scholarly works and has been invited to present 50-plus colloquia, addressing issues such as team effectiveness, leadership, health and employee well-being, meetings at work and organizational research methods. He has held guest or visiting scholar positions in Canada, Israel, Belgium, England, Germany, Italy and Switzerland. Rogelberg’s work is accessible to audiences beyond academia. His research has been profiled on public television, radio and in leading national and international newspapers and popular science-based magazines.
Complementing Rogelberg’s exemplary scholarship is his service to his field. Under his leadership as editor of the Journal of Business and Psychology, the publication has grown in influence to become a highly respected research outlet. He also edits the Talent Management Essentials book series and served as a special feature guest editor for Organizational Research Methods and Small Group Research. He also was editor-in-chief of the two-volume Encyclopedia of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (2006) and the Handbook of Research Methods in Industrial and Organizational Psychology (2002, 2004). Rogelberg held numerous leadership roles within the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology. For his service, the society granted Rogelberg its Distinguished Service Award.
According to his peers, Rogelberg is a generous, dependable and humble colleague who “operates every aspect of his life with a strong moral and ethical compass.”
Faramarz Farahi, chair of the University Professor selection committee and professor of physics and optics, stated, “Steve’s work in building the interdisciplinary organizational science program at UNC Charlotte is commendable and has had significant impact on the University community. We are delighted to recommend Steve as the first University Professor of UNC Charlotte.”