Joseph C. Santora, EdD (Fordham), is director of research and doctoral programs, and distinguished visiting professor at Ecole des Ponts Business School, Paris, France. Professor Santora has been dean and director of doctoral studies, a director of graduate management research, a business school dean and an assistant dean, an college administrator, and a full tenured professor of business and management. He was also s adjunct senior management research fellow at Monash University (Australia) and a visiting fellow at the Leadership Centre, Monsah-Mt-Eliza Business School.He has also held several international business school visiting professorships in Australia, Europe, Georgia, Russia, Taiwan, UK, and the US. He has also served as an external PhD and MBA thesis examiner for several international universities. Professor Santora’s research focuses on coaching, family business, leadership, leading change and change management, succession planning, and NGOs. He has written extensively, publishing more than four dozen refereed articles and teaching cases and 150+ academic and practitioner papers, cases, book chapters, and reviews. His research has been published in several leading academic and practitioner and he has received the Outstanding Paper Award Winner at the Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2009 for a paper, a Highly Commended Paper Award 2013 for a paper, and Highly Commended Award Winner at the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2014. Dr. Santora has presented more than 40 papers at international conferences in more than a dozen countries on three continents and has won best paper and best presenter multiple times. Professor Santora is the founding/current editor of the International Leadership Journal, an on-line refereed academic journal devoted to exploring multi-disciplinary organizational leadership issues. He serves on nine international academic editorial boards. He founded and served as the managing director of a two for-profit companies, one of which has consulted on leadership and staff development, succession planning strategies, and board training to more than two dozen organizations. He has done post-doctoral work at Harvard and Princeton.