Professor Barbara Kellerman

Barbara Kellerman is the James MacGregor Burns Lecturer in Public Leadership at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. She was the Founding Executive Director of the Kennedy School's Center for Public Leadership, from 2000 to 2003; and from 2003 to 2006 she served as the Centers Research Director. Kellerman has held professorships at Fordham, Tufts, Fairleigh Dickinson, George Washington, and Uppsala Universities. She also served as Dean of Graduate Studies and Research at Fairleigh Dickinson, and as Director of the Center for the Advanced Study of Leadership at the Academy of Leadership at the University of Maryland.

Research Assistant Skills
Professor Kellerman will be working on the following initiatives:


  1.  A new course that she will be teaching in the spring, titled, “Followership.” The Research Assistant would do some research to provide grist for Professor Kellerman’s pedagogical mill. She or he would also be welcome to sit in on some/all classes.
  2. The second is an upgrade in access to technology. Professor Kellerman is not now currently on Twitter, for example, and would welcome some advice on this, as well as instruction/technical assistance geared toward content on leadership/followership.
  3.  Professor Kellerman is set to publish a book in early Feburary titled Professionalizing Leadership. She is looking for someone to closely assist her with finalizing all arrangements for the release of this book. 

RA qualifications for such a position would include: technological sophistication, esp re social media; research skills; and a willingness to familiarize him/herself with concepts in my three most recent books.