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Kim S. Cameron


Kim S. Cameron

Kim S. Cameron is a fellow at the Wheatley Institution, a William Russell Kelly Professor of Management and Organization in the Ross School of Business and Professor of Higher Education in the School of Education at the University of Michigan. He currently serves as Associate Dean in charge of Executive Education in the Ross School. Professor Cameron has previously served as Dean of the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, Associate Dean in the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University, and as a department chair at the University of Michigan. He also served on the faculties of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Ricks College.

Dr. Cameron’s past research on organizational downsizing, effectiveness, culture change, virtuousness, and the development of management skills has been published in more than 120 academic articles and 14 scholarly books. His current research focuses on the virtuousness of and in organizations and their relationships to organizational success. He is one of the co-founders of the Center for Positive Organizational Scholarship at the University of Michigan, a research center recently recognized by the Academy of Management as having the most positive impact on the practice of leadership and organizational effectiveness of any center in the world.

Dr. Cameron received B.S. and M.S. degrees from Brigham Young University and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Yale University. He served as a Fulbright Distinguished Scholar and was a recipient of the Organizational Behavior Teaching Society’s Outstanding Educator Award and the Academy of Management OMT Division’s Trailblazer Award. In addition to his faculty responsibilities, he consults with a variety of business, government, and educational organizations in North America, South America, Asia, Africa, and Europe on positive leadership, organizational culture change, and developing positive dynamics in organizations.

He is married to the former Melinda Cummings and has seven children.

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