About the Author
Professor Art Padilla teaches and writes about organizational leadership and strategy. He currently serves as the head of the Management, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship (MIE) department at NC State where he oversees the work of 30 faculty and staff members.?Before returning to his alma mater, Dr. Padilla served as academic vice president in the 16-campus University of North Carolina, administering the review and establishment academic programs and centers across the 16 campuses. Since returning to Raleigh, he has served as Executive Assistant to the Chancellor and Secretary of the University.
In 2006, the NC State Board of Trustees unanimously awarded Dr. Padilla the Holladay Medal (named after the university's first president), the foremost honor a faculty member may receive for contributions in teaching, research, and public service. He has also won two Fulbright Scholarships for study abroad and is a peer reviewer for the Fulbright Foundation. He has served as consultant to community colleges, universities, and Fortune 500 corporations. Earlier he was a fellow of the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC and worked with the transition teams between presidents Carter and Reagan. He has written extensively about leadership and management of higher education and of multi-campus universities, both in professional journals and in the Washington Post, New York Times, and Chronicle of Higher Education.