Division Advisors

Division Advisors are experts in the field who provide guidance, mentorship, thought-leadership and subject matter expertise to division leaders as needed. Each serves in this volunteer role for one year, with the opportunity to renew.

The Work and Organizations Division is thrilled to welcome the following Advisors:

Arnold Bakker, PhD

Arnold B. Bakker, PhD is Professor of Work and Organizational Psychology and Director of the Center of Excellence for Positive Organizational Psychology at Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He is also distinguished Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Management of the University of Johannesburg, South Africa, and Adjunct Professor at Lingnan University, Hong Kong. Dr. Bakker is Past President of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology. He is particularly interested in positive organizational phenomena, including work engagement, JD-R theory, job crafting, creativity, and job performance. He publishes regularly in the main journals in the field, including the Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Journal of Vocational Behavior. Dr. Bakker is editor of “Current issues in Work and Organizational Psychology” (Psychology Press), and “Advances in Positive Organizational Psychology” (Emerald). More information: www.arnoldbakker.com or www.profarnoldbakker.com

Kim Cameron, Ph.D.

Kim Cameron, PhD

 Kim Cameron, PhD is William Russell Kelly Professor of Management and Organizations in the Ross School of Business and Professor of Higher Education in the School of Education.    His past research on organizational virtuousness, downsizing, effectiveness, corporate quality culture, and the development of leadership excellence has been published in more than 130 academic articles and 15 scholarly books. His current research focuses on virtuousness in and of organizations–such as forgiveness, gratitude, kindness, and compassion–and their relationship to performance.  He is one of the co-founders of the Center for Positive Organizations at the University of Michigan and has served as Dean at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, Associate Dean in the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University, and Associate Dean and department chair at the University of Michigan.  He was recognized as among the top ten organizational scholars in the world whose work has been most frequently downloaded on Google.

Fred Luthans, PhD

 Fred Luthans received his BA, MBA and PhD from the University of Iowa. After graduation, he served for two years as a Captain in the U.S. Army where he taught leadership at West Point. He then spent his long academic career at Nebraska where he is University and George Holmes Distinguished Professor of Management, Emeritus. A former President of the Academy of Management, Luthans also received the Academy’s Distinguished Educator Award. He received the University of Iowa Distinguished Alumni Award and an Honorary Doctorate from De Paul University. Luthans edits three top journals and has authored over 200 academic articles. He is generally recognized as the author of the first textbooks in Organizational Behavior, now in its 13th edition, and International Management, now in its 9th edition. His latest book is Psychological Capital and Beyond (Oxford University Press, 2015). He has been actively doing teaching, research and consulting not only in the U.S. but also in Europe, South Africa, Australia, Korea, China, and all Southeast Asian countries over the past 35 years. He is currently a Senior Scientist developing and presenting webinars for HUMANeX Interactive Institute.

Marisa Salanova, PhD

 Marisa Salanova is full professor in Positive Organizational Psychology at the Universitat Jaume I of Castellón, Spain. She is also Director of WANT-Research Team High Performance Group. Currently is salient President of the Spanish Society of Positive Psychology (SEPP)(http://www.sepsicologiapositiva.es) She has about 300 national and international publications on occupational health psychology (job stress, burnout, technostress, workaholism …) and more recently she has focused on Positive Psychology applied to work with publications on work engagement, flow at work , self-efficacy, positive and healthy organizations and organizational resilience. He has published in journals such as Journal of Happiness Studies, Journal of Applied Psychology, Applied Psychology: An International Review, Anxiety, Stress & Coping, Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, Computers in Human Behavior, Work & Stress, Group & Organizational Management, among others. She is actively involved in competitive projects and public funded grants doing also consultancy and advicement to companies on applied positive psychology and development of human resources. She is a member of the editorial board of journals: Applied Psychology: An International Review, Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Behavior, European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, Journal of industrial and organizational psychology, Psicothema and Anxiety and Stress. In addition to her academic work and research, for several years she started a project of dissemination of Positive Psychology outside academia, to share scientific knowledge and to help people and organizations to live more fulfilling and meaningful life and be happier.

Lea Waters, PhD

Professor Lea Waters (Ph.D.) holds the Gerry Higgins Chair in Positive Psychology at the Centre for Positive Psychology, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne. She is the first Australian to be appointed a Professorship in Positive Psychology and has held an academic position at the University of Melbourne for the past 20 years.

Lea is the president elect of the International Positive Psychology Association and holds affiliate positions at Cambridge University and the University of Michigan.

She is a registered psychologist (AHPRA), a full member of the Australian Psychological Society and is on the Advisory Board for the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute.

She was listed in the Financial Times and Westpac Bank 100 Women of Influence (2015)

You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram @ProfLeaWaters

You can learn more about Lea at her website.

You can watch her TEDx talk.

Lea’s Youtube talk on ‘Gratitude at work’.

Lea’s Youtube talk on Positive Education.