Kurt Dirks


Vice Chancellor for International Affairs, Bank of America Professor of Leadership

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Kurt T. Dirks is the Vice Chancellor of International Affairs and Director of the McDonnell International Scholars Academy for Washington University. He also holds the appointment of Bank of America Professor of Leadership at the Olin Business School.

Dirks’ research is in the field of Organizational Behavior, and focuses on issues related to leadership and teams. He is best known for his research on the determinants, barriers, and outcomes of trust within organizations and published a number of highly cited and award-winning articles on the topic.

 

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Transitions on Washington University’s global team

Transitions on Washington University’s global team

James Wertsch, vice chancellor for international relations, director of the McDonnell International Scholars Academy and the David R. Francis Distinguished Professor in Arts & Sciences, has announced his plan to conclude his tenure as vice chancellor July 1, 2018, and from his director role at the end of the calendar year.
$5 million gift to fund new George and Carol Bauer Leadership Center at Olin Business School

$5 million gift to fund new George and Carol Bauer Leadership Center at Olin Business School

With a $5 million commitment, Washington University in St. Louis has announced it will establish the George and Carol Bauer Leadership Center at the Olin Business School. The announcement came May 10, as George Bauer, an emeritus trustee and alumnus of the university, and his wife, Carol, delivered a keynote address about values-based leadership in Knight Hall on the Danforth Campus.