Leadership in Academic Health Centers: Core Concepts and Critical Cases
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Leadership in Academic Health Centers: Core Concepts and Critical Cases introduces current and aspiring academic leaders to key dimensions of effective leadership in an academic health context. Drawing upon critical incidents derived from the experiences of academic health leaders, the cases and concepts presented in this book will explore connections to the leadership, communication, and higher education/academic health literatures and encourage readers to apply the content to their experience of leading in a challenging and complex environment.
Chapter 1: An Introduction to Leadership in Academic Health Centers
Ralph A. Gigliotti & Christine Goldthwaite
Chapter 2: Creating an Academic Health Center for New Jersey: A Case Application of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
Brian L. Strom & Steven Andreassen
Chapter 3: Academic Health Centers as Complex Systems and Networks of Relationships
Christine Goldthwaite & Ralph A. Gigliotti
Chapter 4: Navigating Ethics, Integrity, and Values as a Leader in Academic Health
Ralph A. Gigliotti, Christine Goldthwaite, & Carol A. Terregino
Chapter 5: Communication Theory, Competencies, and Concepts: A Guide for Strategic Communication and Difficult Conversations
Christine Goldthwaite, Ralph A. Gigliotti, & Brent D. Ruben
Chapter 6: Organizational Culture as a Foundation for Academic Health Center Excellence
Sara E. Spear, Christine Goldthwaite, & Ralph A. Gigliotti
Chapter 7: Designing and Leading Contexts for Change in Academic Health
Christine Goldthwaite, Ralph A. Gigliotti, and Brent D. Ruben
Chapter 8: Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Academic Health: A Case Application of VIDERI
Vicente Gracias, Elizabeth Leibach, Tina Balani, John Hemphill, Ralph A. Gigliotti, & Christine Goldthwaite
Chapter 9: Organizational Excellence in Academic Health: A Systematic Approach to Continuous Improvement
Ralph A. Gigliotti, Brent D. Ruben, & Christine Goldthwaite
Chapter 10: Crisis Leadership in Academic Health Centers: Principles and Practices for Navigating Disruption
Ralph A. Gigliotti & Mary O’Dowd
Conclusion: Reflections and Closing Observations for Leadership in Academic Health
Ralph A. Gigliotti & Christine Goldthwaite
Ralph A. Gigliotti, Ph.D. is assistant vice president for the Office of University Strategy and director of the Center for Organizational Leadership at Rutgers University where he provides executive leadership for a portfolio of aca¬demic leadership programs, strategic consultation services, and research initiatives. He also has part-time faculty appointments in the Department of Communication, PhD program in Higher Education, and Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He is author and coauthor of numerous books and articles exploring the intersection of communication, leadership, and crisis in higher education, including A Guide for Leaders in Higher Education: Core Concepts, Competencies, and Tools (Stylus, 2021), Leadership in Academic Health Centers: Core Concepts and Critical Cases (Kendall Hunt, 2021), Crisis Leadership in Higher Education: Theory and Practice (Rutgers University Press, 2019), and Leadership: Communication and Social Influence in Personal and Professional Contexts (Kendall Hunt, 2017). Gigliotti is a national examiner for the Malcolm Baldrige Performance Excellence program (National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Department of Commerce). He is also actively involved in numerous boards and leadership teams, including the leadership team of the Training and Development Division for the National Communication Association and the Board of Directors for the Network for Change and Continuous Innovation (NCCI).
Christine is the assistant director of the Center for Organizational Leadership at Rutgers University. In this role she oversees the coordination of the Rutgers Leadership Academy for mid-career faculty and staff from across the University and facilitates and consults in the areas of strategic planning, organizational assessment, workplace culture/climate, and communication design. As an organizational communication scholar, her research and consulting interests explore the intersection of organization design and communication design in relation to interdisciplinary and interprofessional collaboration.
In 2020, Christine completed her certification in Leadership Coaching for Organizational Performance, an International Coach Federation (ICF) Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP). She is also a part-time lecturer in Rutgers School of Communication and Information where she teaches Leadership in Digital Contexts. She is a co-author of Leadership in Academic Health Centers: Core Concepts and Critical Cases (Kendall Hunt, 2021) and Leadership: Social Influence in Personal and Professional Settings (Kendall Hunt, 2017).
Christine has presented at state and international conferences including New Jersey Communication Association (NJCA), National Association of Communication (NCA), International Communication Association (ICA), Organizational Communication Mini-Conference (OCMC), and Network for Change and Continuous Innovation (NCCI). Christine was a 2012-2014 fellow in the Rutgers PreDoctoral Leadership Development Institute (PLDI). Before beginning her career in academia, Christine worked in advertising and business-to-business communications.