Assistant Professor of Management and Leadership
C. T. Bauer College of Business
University of Houston
Dr. Kristin Cullen-Lester aims to improve leadership effectiveness by advancing the assessment and development of leaders and leadership systems. She is the director of the ILEAD lab which focuses on relational aspects of leadership, including leaders' social networks and the role of organizational networks in shared leadership, complex collaboration, and the implementation of strategic and large-scale change. Prior to joining the C. T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston, Dr. Cullen-Lester was a Senior Research Scientist at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), a Financial Times top 5 global provider of executive education, where she led the center's R&D efforts integrating networks into leadership development. She holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Auburn University and serves on the editorial boards of The Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and Journal of Business and Psychology.