The Department of Psychology
Edwin P. Hollander
CUNY Distinguished Professor
Phone: (646) 312- 3794
Dr. Hollander has been CUNY Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Baruch College and the Graduate Center since 1989, and is now Emeritus after teaching and supervising student research in the I/O Doctoral and Masters Programs. Before joining the Baruch Faculty, he was a longtime Professor at SUNY Buffalo, where he served as Provost of Social Sciences and Administration, and was the founding director of the Doctoral Program in Social/Organizational Psychology. His BS in Psychology was earned at Case Western Reserve and his M.S. and Ph.D. at Columbia University. Subsequently, he taught at Carnegie Mellon, Washington (St. Louis), and American University (Washington). He has held visiting appointments as a Fulbright Professor at Istanbul University, an NIMH Senior Fellow at the Tavistock Institute in London, and as a faculty member at Wisconsin, Harvard, Oxford, and the Institute of American Studies in Paris. He served on military duty in psychological services twice, and was Study Director of the Committee on Ability Testing of the National Academy of Sciences.
Dr. Hollander's honors include his most recent career awards from the New York Academy of Sciences, the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), and International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP). In 2010, he was given a Legacy Lifetime Achievement Award by the International Leadership Association (ILA). He is a Fellow of his major professional associations, and was elected President of the Eastern Psychological Association (EPA), and the General Psychology Division (Div. 1) of APA.
Dr. Hollander's major interests have focused on group and organizational leadership and followership, innovation, and independence. His research has been directed toward understanding follower expectations and perceptions of leaders , and the consequences to their relationship, loyalty and trust. His latest book, Inclusive Leadership: The Essential Leader-Follower Relationship (2009) deals with these topics. For a review of this book, click here. His previous books include Leaders, Groups, and Influence (1964), Leadership Dynamics (1978), and Principles and Methods of Social Psychology (4 ed., 1981, and in Chinese and Spanish). He was co-editor of the series Current Perspectives in Social Psychology (4 ed., 1976) with Raymond Hunt, and the companion volume Classic Contributions to Social Psychology (1972). He also has authored over a hundred chapters, papers and reviews. Some key recent ones are:
Barack Obama and Inclusive Leadership in Engaging Followership. In D. Sharma & U. Gielen (Eds.) Obama at the Crossroads of Global Leadership: Globalization and Amercian Exceptionalism in the Obama Presidency. New York: Routledge, In Press, 2013.
Inclusive Leadership and Idiosyncrasy Credit in Leader-Follower Relations; Leadership in Higher Education. [Two Chapters.] In M. G. Rumsey (Ed.) The Oxford Handbook of Leadership. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.
American Presidential Leadership: Leader Credit, Follower Inclusion, and Obama’s Turn. In M. Bligh & R. Riggio (Eds.). Exploring Distance in Leader-Follower Relationships: When Far is Near and Near is Far. New York: Routledge, 2013.
Relating leadership to active followership. In R. Couto (Ed.), Reflections on Leadership:Honoring James McG.Burns.LanhamMD:Univ. Press of America, 2007.
Inclusive Leadership and Leader-Follower Relations: Concepts, Research, and Applications. Hollander, Park, Boyd, Elman, and Ignagni. The Member Connector, International Leadership Association (ILA), 2008 (May/June), 6(5), 4-7.
Fulbright Awards at 65: A Year Teaching at Istanbul University and Beyond. International Psychology Bulletin, 15(2), Spring 2011. (Symposium paper prepared for March 2011 EPA in Cambridge, MA.)
Idiosyncrasy Credit; Upward Influence. [Two Essays] In G. Goethals, G. Sorenson, & J.M. Burns (Eds.) The Encyclopedia of Leadership. Great Barrington, Mass. : Berkshire/Sage, 2004a,b.
Influence processes in leadership-followership: Inclusion and the Idiosyncrasy Credit Model. In D.A. Hantula (Ed.), Theoretical & Methodological Advances in Social & Organizational Psychology: A Tribute to Ralph Rosnow. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum, 2006.
Applying psychology to policy issues at the UN and elsewhere: Then and now. International Association of Applied Psychology Newsletter, 7(4),5-8, 2005.
The essential interdependence of leadership and followership. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 1992, 1 (2),71-75.
Leadership, followership, self, and others. Leadership Quarterly, 1992, 3(2), 43-54.
Legitimacy, power and influence: A perspective on relational features of leadership. In M. M. Chemers & R. Ayman (Eds.) Leadership Theory and Research: Perspectives and Directions. Academic Press, 1993, 29-46.
Organizational leadership and followership: In P. Collett & A. Furnham (Eds.), Social Psychology at Work, Essays in Honour of Michael Argyle. London: Routledge, 1995.
Ethical challenges in the leader-follower relationship. Business Ethics Quarterly, 1995, 5(1), 55-65.