Robert C. Liden (PhD, University of Cincinnati) is Professor of Management at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he is the College of Business Director of Doctoral Programs. He has served as a visiting professor at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Université Toulouse 1, France, and the Université Paris-Dauphine, France. His research focuses on interpersonal processes as they relate to such topics as leadership, groups, and career progression. He won awards (with coauthors) for the best article published in the Academy of Management Journal during 2001, the best organizational behavior article published in any journal during 2005 by the Organizational Behavior Division of the Academy of Management, and in 2012 one of the Emerald Management Review's Citations of Excellence Awards for an article published in 2008. He has over 80 publications, which have been cited over 13,000 times according to Google Scholar. Professor Liden is currently serving on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Leadership Quarterly, and Personnel Psychology. He was the 1999 Program Chair and 2000-01 Division Chair for the Academy of Management's Organizational Behavior Division.