G. James Lemoine, assistant professor in the Organization and Human Resources Department at the University of Buffalo, will receive the 2016 Fredric M. Jablin Doctoral Dissertation Award. University of Richmond's Jepson School of Leadership Studies will present the award at the 18th Annual ILA (International Leadership Association) Global Conference, Nov. 2–Nov. 5.

Lemoine earned a Ph.D. from Scheller College at Georgia Tech. His dissertation, “Closing the Leadership Circle: Building and Testing a Contingent Theory of Servant Leadership,” offers a theoretical definition of servant leadership, tests concepts that relate to servant leadership and integrates servant leadership with gender role theory.

Given annually by the Jepson School in partnership with the ILA, the award recognizes a scholar whose doctoral research demonstrates substantial insights and implications for the study of leadership. The award honors the life of leadership studies professor Fredric M. Jablin.