Walter Ulmer Award - 2007 Winner
Biography of Dr. James G. (Jerry) Hunt
Dr. James G. (Jerry) Hunt is the Paul Whitfield Horn Professor of Management; Professor of Health Organization Management; Director, Institute for Leadership Research, and former department chair of management, Texas Tech University. He received his Master's and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Illinois, after completing a B.S. (with honors) at Michigan Technological University. He has taught at several U.S. universities and has lived and taught in England and Finland.
Jerry has coauthored a management textbook in organization theory and two organizational behavior books, one in the seventh edition and one in the third. He also has authored or edited three leadership monographs. He founded the Leadership Symposia Series and coedited the eight volumes based on the series. He has presented or published nearly 200 articles, papers, and book chapters. Among his more recent books are Leadership: A New Synthesis (Sage Publications), Strategic Leadership: A Multiorganizational-Level Perspective (Quorum Publisher), and Out-of-the-Box Leadership (JAI Press). He is the former editor of the Journal of Management, and is current editor of Leadership Quarterly. He also edits a scholarly monograph series for JAI Press.
Jerry is former president of the Southern Management Association and Midwest Academy of Management, and chair of the OB Division of the Academy of Management. He has been elected Academy Fellow and a Southern Management Association Fellow.
Recently Jerry received the Distinguished Service Award from the Academy of Management and the Barnie E. Rushing, Jr. Distinguished Researcher Award from Texas Tech University for his long-term contributions to management research and scholarship.