Faculty & Staff Directory

iconiconNameMary Uhl-BienImageMary Uhl-BienFirstnameMaryLastnameUhl-BienOffice Phone817-257-7153
Position:Professor of ManagementDepartment:Management, Entrepreneurship and LeadershipOffice:TOCA 210Professorship / Chair:BNSF Endowed Professor of LeadershipRole:FacultyEducation
  • Ph.D., University of Cincinnati
  • M.B.A., University of Cincinnati
  • B.B.A., University of Cincinnati
Areas of Expertise / Research
  • Complexity Leadership Theory
  • Relational Leadership
  • Followership and the Co-Creation of Leadership
  • Communication and Power in Leader-Follower Relationships
Courses Taught
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Business Ethics
  • Leadership in a Complex World (undergrad and EMBA)
  • Exec Education Leadership
Key Publications
  • Uhl-Bien, M., Riggio, R., Lowe, K., & Carsten, M. (2014). Followership theory: A review and research agenda. The Leadership Quarterly, 25(1), 83-104.
  • Ciulla, J., Uhl-Bien, M., & Werhane, P. (Eds.) (2013). Leadership Ethics. London: Sage.
  • Fairhurst, G., & Uhl-Bien, M. (2012). Organizational Discourse Analysis (ODA): Examining leadership as a relational process. The Leadership Quarterly, 23(6), 1043-1062. (Finalist for 2012 LQ Best Paper Award)
  • Uhl-Bien, M., & Ospina, S. (Eds.) (2012). Advancing Relational Leadership Research: A Dialogue Among Perspectives. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishers.
  • Bryman, A., Collinson, D., Grint, K., Jackson, B., & Uhl-Bien, M. (Eds.). (2011). The Sage Handbook of Leadership. London: Sage.
  • Carsten, M., Uhl-Bien, M., West, B., Patera, J., & McGregor, R. (2010). Exploring social constructions of followership: A qualitative study. The Leadership Quarterly, 21(3), 543-562.
  • Hannah, S., Uhl-Bien, M., Avolio, B., & Cavaretta, F. (2009). A framework for examining leadership in extreme contexts. The Leadership Quarterly, 20(6), 897-919.
  • Uhl-Bien, M., Marion, R., & McKelvey, B. (2007). Complexity Leadership Theory: Shifting leadership from the industrial age to the knowledge era. The Leadership Quarterly, 18(4), 298-318. (Elsevier Most Cited Paper Recognition 2007-2012)
  • Uhl-Bien, M., & Carsten, M. (2007). Being ethical when the boss is not. Organizational Dynamics, 36(2), 187-201. (In Top 50 Most Downloaded Articles from January 2000 to March 2012)
  • Uhl-Bien, M. (2006). Relational Leadership Theory: Exploring the social processes of leadership and organizing. The Leadership Quarterly, 17(6), 654-676.
  • Marion, R., & Uhl-Bien, M. (2003). Complexity theory and Al Qaeda: Examining complex leadership. Emergence: A Journal of Complexity Issues in Organizations and Management, 5(1), 54-76.
  • Uhl-Bien, M., & Maslyn, J. (2003). Reciprocity in manager-subordinate relationships: Components, configurations, and outcomes. Journal of Management, 29(4), 511-532.
  • Marion, R., & Uhl-Bien, M. (2001). Leadership in complex organizations. The Leadership Quarterly, 12(4), 389-418. (Center for Creative Leadership/Leadership Quarterly Best Paper Award for 2001)
  • Uhl-Bien, M., & Graen, G.B. (1998). Individual self-management: Analysis of professionals’ self-managing activities in functional and cross-functional work teams. Academy of Management Journal, 41(3), 340-350.
  • Graen, G., & Uhl-Bien, M. (1995). Relationship-based approach to leadership: Development of leader-member exchange (LMX) theory of leadership over 25 years: Applying a multi-level multi-domain perspective. The Leadership Quarterly, 6(2), 219-247. (Most cited article in first two decades of LQ)
Awards / Recognition
  • 2013 SMA Best Conference Paper Award; SMA OB Best Track Paper Award
  • 2013 Outstanding Leadership Book Award Finalist, University of San Diego/ILA
  • 2013 Mortar Board’s Professor of the Month Award
  • 2013 Nominated by Students for CBA Teaching Award
  • 2013 UNL CBA Summer Research Award
  • 2012 LQ Best Paper Award Finalist
  • 2012 Nominated by Students for CBA Teaching Award
  • 2012 Elsevier Most Cited Paper Recognition (2007-2012)
  • 2012 UNL CBA Summer Research Award
  • 2011 Nominated by Students for CBA Teaching Award
  • 2011 UNL CBA Summer Research Award
  • 2009 SMA OB Best Track Paper Award
  • 2008 UNL Parents Association Certificate of Recognition for Contribution to Students
  • 2007 UNL Parents Association Certificate of Recognition for Contribution to Students
  • 2007 UNL Seacrest Faculty Award for Outstanding Teaching, Research and Outreach
  • 2007 LQ Best Reviewer Award (The “Bernie”)
  • 2003 UCF Carl H. Galloway Faculty Performance Incentive Award for Undergraduate Teaching
  • 2001 LQ Best Paper Award
  • 2001 UCF Research Incentive Award
  • 2001 UCF Teaching Incentive Award
  • 2000 UCF College of Business Performance Incentive Award
  • 1998 UCF Carl H. Galloway Faculty Performance Incentive Award for Exemplary Research
  • 1997 UCF Carl H. Galloway Faculty Performance Incentive Award
  • 1994 UAA School of Business Outstanding Research Award
  • 1995 UAA Nominated by students for Teacher of the Year Award
International Experience
  • Adjunct Professor, School of Management, QUT Business School, Queensland University of Technology, 2012-present
  • Visiting Scholar, Gothenburg University, Gothenburg, Sweden, 2011
  • Visiting Scholar, Lund University, Department of Business Administration, School of Economics and Management, Lund, Sweden, 2009-2011
  • Visiting Scholar, Pablo de Olavide University, Department of Economics and Business Seville, Spain, 2002
  • Keynote Speeches in England, Germany, Denmark, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Netherlands
  • State Farm
  • Walt Disney World
  • West Pharmaceutical
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services
  • British Petroleum
  • Florida Department of Corrections
  • Sears
  • Florida College of Emergency Physicians and Emergence Medicine Foundation
  • Central Florida Postal Workers' Credit Union
Hobbies / Interests
  • Outdoors
  • Reading
  • Travel