Professor co-edits book about adaptive leadership

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Douglas R. Lindsay, professor of practice in the Department of Psychology, recently co-edited a book about the changing nature of leadership and how critical it is for our military leaders to be adaptive in uncertain times where leaders are faced with ambiguous contexts and fluctuating missions.

“Adaptive Leadership: International Perspectives” (2014, Canadian Defence Academy Press) examines differing perspectives from militaries around the world regarding how the changing nature of military operations necessitates a change in how they train and develop future military leaders. The book features co-author David Woyscheshin from the Canadian Defence Academy and represents scholarship from various members of the International Military Leadership Association.

Lindsay recently joined Penn State from the U.S. Air Force Academy where he served as the Research Center director, full professor and senior military faculty. He retired from the U.S. Air Force after 22.5 years of service and is the initial director of the newly established master's in professional studies degree program focused on the psychology of leadership at work.

He holds a doctorate degree in industrial/organizational psychology from Penn State, a master’s degree in experimental psychology from the University of Texas at San Antonio and received his bachelor’s degree in behavioral science from the U.S. Air Force Academy. 

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Last Updated January 09, 2015