George E. Reed

Associate Dean and Associate Professor

  • Leadership Studies
  • PhD, St. Louis University, Public Policy Analysis
  • MFS, George Washington University, Forensic Science
  • BS, University of Central Missouri, Criminal Justice Administration

Before joining the faculty in 2007, George Reed, Ph.D., served for 27 years as an Army officer, including six years as the director of Command and Leadership Studies at the United States Army War College. He specializes in public sector leadership and teaches courses in leadership, ethics and organizational theory and behavior. He assumed duties as the associate dean of the School of Leadership and Education Sciences in January 2012. 

Recent Publications:

Recent Publications:

Reed, G. (2014). Ethics of followership and expression of loyal dissent. Public Integrity. M.E. Sharpe. In press.

Reed, G. (2014). Leadership style, organizational climate and effectiveness. Air and Space Power Journal, 36 (3).

Reed, G. (2014). The pen and the sword: Faculty management challenges in the mixed cultural environment of a War College. Joint Force Quarterly, 72, 1st Quarter 2014, pp. 14-20.

Reed, G. (2012). Character vs. situational imperatives as the driver of unethical conduct: Implications for the study of leadership. Journal of Leadership, Accountability and Ethics. North American Business Press, 9 (14), pp. 21-29.

Reed, G. (2012). Leading questions: Leadership, ethics, and administrative evil. Leadership. 8 (2), pp. 187-198. doi: 10.1177/1742715011429589

Reed, G. & Olsen R. (2010). Toxic leadership: Part deux. Military Review. November-December 2010, pp. 58-64.

Reed, G. and Cropf R. (2010). Chapter 33 Policy making. Political and civic leadership. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, pp. 287-296.

Reed, G., and Bullis, R. C. (2009). The impact of destructive leadership on senior military officers and civilian employees. Armed forces and society, 36 (1), 5-18.

Reed, G. (2009). Both the parts and whole: leadership and systems thinking. The systems thinker, 20 (6), 9-11. (Originally published in Defense AT&L, May-June 2006.)

Reed, G. (2009). Chapter 1: creating a culture of leadership development. In Grandstaff, M., and Sorenson, G. (Eds.), Strategic leadership: The general’s art (pp. 3-22).  Vienna, Virginia: Management Concepts.

Reed, G. (2009). Chapter 4: Systems thinking and senior leadership. In Grandstaff, M., and Sorenson, G. (Eds.), Strategic leadership: The general’s art (pp. 77-93). Vienna, Virginia: Management Concepts.