Richard Klimoski has been chosen to fill the newly created position of associate dean of research for the School of Business at George Mason University. He currently holds a dual appointment as professor of psychology and management.
In this new assignment he will collaborate with Dean Maury Peiperl and other school senior leaders in highlighting and progressing the major strategic role that faculty scholarship and thought-leadership have in the school. Klimoski will also be responsible for working with the area chairs and the directors of research centers to empower and enable the school’s research faculty to continue to produce the kind of high quality scholarship which will have a positive impact on business and society. In addition, Klimoski will endeavor to facilitate multidisciplinary research collaboration of school faculty with Mason colleagues and to further the visibility of school research.
The creation of the new associate dean of research position stems in part from Mason’s recent designation as a Carnegie 1 Research university and the desire of Peiperl to have the school contribute in substantive ways to the university’s overall research mission.
Klimoski is looking forward to working with everyone, saying “I am impressed with the range and quality of research being done by the faculty of the School of Business. It is world class. In my new role my goal is to support scholarship in every way possible.”
Upon arriving at Mason in 1995, Klimoski served as an associate dean in what was then called the College of Arts and Sciences and as a doctoral program director in psychology. He joined the faculty of the business school in 2000 where he has been the chair of the management area and served as dean.
Prior to coming to Mason, Klimoski was on the faculty of the Ohio State University where he held several teaching, research, and administrative positions. A well-regarded scholar in his own right, Klimoski’s research and writing has focused on discovering ways to better manage the human side of work organizations, especially by ensuring effective senior leadership, leadership development, and the appropriate involvement of work teams. He has received many awards for his scholarly achievements and holds Fellow status in several professional and scientific societies.
Klimoski received his undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in psychology and his MA and PhD from Purdue University in Industrial and Organizational Psychology.