The Jepson School of Leadership Studies presents the Fredric M. Jablin Doctoral Dissertation Award each year to a scholar whose research demonstrates substantial insights and implications for the study of leadership.

Suze E. Wilson, lecturer at the School of Management at Massey University in New Zealand, is the 2014 recipient. Her work, “Thinking Differently About Leadership: A Critical History of the Form and Formation of Leadership Studies,” examines how ideas about leadership develop, the effects they have on the leader-follower relationship and their social function.

The award is given in partnership with the International Leadership Association. Crystal L. Hoyt, associate professor of leadership studies and psychology, presented this year’s award at the International Leadership Association’s Global Conference, held Oct. 30-Nov. 2 in San Diego.

The award was first given in 2005 to honor the life of Jepson School professor Fredric M. Jablin.