Michelle C. Bligh is Dean of the School of Social Science, Policy and Evalation at Claremont Graduate University. Her research interests focus on organizational culture and the role of leaders in influencing and changing corporate cultures. In addition, her research interests include charismatic leadership, interpersonal trust, and gender and leadership.
She received her BA in Anthropology from Pomona College before receiving her MS and PhD in Management & Organizational Behavior from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Bligh has helped a variety of public and private-sector organizations assess and improve their effectiveness in the areas of leadership development, organizational culture, and change management in a number of industries, including local and state law enforcement, consulting, health care, and real estate.
Her work has been published in Journal of Applied Psychology, Leadership, Employee Relations, The Leadership Quarterly, Applied Psychology: An International Review, Group and Organization Management, Journal of Managerial Psychology, and The Journal of Business Ethics, and she was awarded the Sage Outstanding Paper Award for Research Methods.