Scott DeRue

Scott DeRue

  • Edward J. Frey Dean of Business
  • Stephen M. Ross Professor of Business
Education
  • PhD Michigan State University 2007
  • BBA University Of North Carolina 1999

Contact Information

Phone
(734) 763-6820
Email
Room
Dean's Suite (R2420)
Research

Scott DeRue is the Edward J. Frey Dean of the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. He is also the Stephen M. Ross Professor of Business.


DeRue joined Michigan Ross in 2007, taking on multiple leadership roles across the school over time. Prior to his deanship, DeRue served as the associate dean for Executive Education, professor of management, director of the Sanger Leadership Center, and faculty director of the Emerging Leaders Program.

With a background in private equity, management consulting, and academia, DeRue believes that business is the most powerful force for economic and social impact -- and it is the responsibility of Michigan Ross to develop the next generation of business leaders. He is an award-winning researcher and instructor, and is widely considered a thought leader in business education and action-based learning. 

Driven by the Ross mission to develop leaders who make a positive difference in the world, DeRue is committed to creating transformative student experiences.

During his tenure as associate dean of Executive Education, DeRue led the program to its best performance in a decade; expanding its portfolio to more than 30 open enrollment and dozens of custom programs. The Financial Times recently ranked Michigan Ross among the top five global executive education providers. He also led the creation and launch of Alumni Advantage, a new initiative connecting Ross alumni to the school and university. Offerings include free tuition for executive education programming, access to livestreamed school events, and the opportunity to attend #ROSSTALKS, a series of global events where faculty present TED-style talks on hot-button business topics.

As an expert in leadership, team and organizational development, and HR/talent strategy, DeRue is considered one of the world’s most influential business professors. His award-winning research has been published in top academic journals, including the Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Leadership Quarterly, the Human Resource Management Journal, and more.

DeRue is also a highly respected thought leader that has been featured in national and international media publications including Bloomberg, The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, The Guardian, Forbes, and The Huffington Post, sharing his insights on leadership, change management, human resource management, and more.

Prior to joining Ross, DeRue worked at the Monitor Group (now Monitor Deloitte). He received his PhD in management from Michigan State University and his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Executive Leadership

Scott DeRue is the Edward J. Frey Dean of the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. He is also the Stephen M. Ross Professor of Business.


Scott has been reported to be among the 50 most influential business professors in the world, and among the top 40 business professors under the age of 40. He conducts research and teaches in the areas of leadership, team performance, and human resource management. His most recent book, Experience-driven Leader Development, uncovers best practices for developing leadership talent at all levels of organizations. His award-winning research has been published in journals such as the Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organization Science, Organizational Behavior & Human Decision Processes, Personnel Psychology, Research in Organizational Behavior, Leadership Quarterly, and the Human Resource Management Journal. Scott is frequently featured in media outlets ranging from BusinessWeek, Harvard Business Review, the Washington Post, and the New York Times. He is also the Associate Editor of the Journal of Applied Psychology, a leading journal for research on psychology and human behavior at work.

Drawing upon his research expertise, Scott is often sought out to advise organizations on issues related to leadership, change management, team development, executive selection and succession, and human resource management. His clients span five continents and include Fortune 100 companies, startup enterprises, championship-winning sports teams, and non-profit organizations. Scott is also a managing partner at ChiBor Angels, an angel investment firm.

Prior to joining Ross, DeRue worked at the Monitor Group (now Monitor Deloitte). He received his PhD in management from Michigan State University and his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Leadership development: A review and agenda for future research.

Authors
DeRue, D. S., & Myers, C. G.
Published Date
2014

Source

Oxford University Press
Oxford Handbook of Leadership and Organizations
D. V. Day

The opponent process theory of leadership succession

Authors
Hollenbeck, J.R., DeRue, D.S., & Nahrgang, J.D.
Published Date
2014

Source

Organizational Psychology Review
Volume: 
2014
Issue: 
May
Pages: 
1-31

The riddle of heterarchy: Power transitions in cross-functional teams.

Authors
Aime, F., Humphrey, S., DeRue, D.S., & Paul, J.
Published Date
2014

Source

Academy of Management Journal
Volume: 
57
Issue: 
2
Pages: 
327-352

Developing Adaptive Leaders for Turbulent Times: The Michigan Model of Leadership

Authors
DeRue, D.S., Spreitzer, G., Flanagan, B. & Allen, B.
Published Date
2013

Source

European Business Review
Volume: 
May-June
Issue: 
1
Pages: 
57-61

Functional versus dysfunctional team change: The role of problem diagnosis and external interventions for self-managed teams.

Authors
Johnson, M.D., Hollenbeck, J.R., DeRue, D.S., Barnes, C.M., & Jundt, D.
Published Date
2013

Source

Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes
Volume: 
122
Issue: 
1
Pages: 
1-11

Goal setting in teams: The impact of learning and performance goals on process and performance.

Authors
Nahrgang, J.D., DeRue, D.S., Hollenbeck, J.R., Spitzmuller, M., Jundt, D.K. & Ilgen, D.R.
Published Date
2013

Source

Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes
Volume: 
122
Issue: 
1
Pages: 
12-21

Leading teams when lives are at stake

Authors
DeRue, D.S. & Morton, D.
Published Date
2013

Source

Harvard Business Review
Volume: 
*
Issue: 
*
Pages: 
Online

A quasi-experimental study of after-event reviews and leadership development

Authors
DeRue, D. S., Nahrgang, J. D., Hollenbeck, J. R., & Workman, K.
Published Date
2012

Source

Journal of Applied Psychology
Volume: 
97
Issue: 
5
Pages: 
997-1015

Developing as a leader: The power of mindful engagement

Authors
Ashford, S. J. & DeRue, D. S.
Published Date
2012

Source

Organizational Dynamics
Volume: 
41
Issue: 
2
Pages: 
146-154

Does power corrupt or enable? When and why power facilitates self-interested behavior

Authors
DeCelles, K. A., DeRue, D. S., Margolis, J. D., & Ceranic, T. L.
Published Date
2012

Source

Journal of Applied Psychology
Volume: 
97
Issue: 
3
Pages: 
681-689

Learning agility: In search of conceptual clarity and theoretical grounding

Authors
DeRue, D. S., Ashford, S. J., & Myers, C. G.
Published Date
2012

Source

Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice
Volume: 
5
Issue: 
2012
Pages: 
258-279

Learning Agility: Many Questions, a Few Answers, and a Path Forward.

Authors
DeRue, D.S., Ashford, S.J., & Myers, C.G.
Published Date
2012

Source

Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice
Volume: 
5
Issue: 
3
Pages: 
316-322

Adaptive leadership theory: Leading and following as a complex adaptive process

Authors
DeRue, D. S.
Published Date
2011

Source

Research in Organizational Behavior
Volume: 
31
Issue: 
2011
Pages: 
125-150

Teaching leadership: Issues and insights

Authors
DeRue, D. S., Sitkin, S. B., & Podolny, J. M.
Published Date
2011

Source

Academy of Management Learning & Education
Volume: 
10
Issue: 
3
Pages: 
369-372
Authors
Sytch, M. & DeRue, D. S.
Published Date
2010

Source

Harvard Business Review
Volume: 
*
Issue: 
*
Pages: 
Online

Efficacy dispersion in teams: Moving beyond agreement and aggregation

Authors
DeRue, D. S., Hollenbeck, J. R., Ilgen, D. R., & Feltz, D.
Published Date
2010

Source

Personnel Psychology
Volume: 
63
Issue: 
1
Pages: 
1-40

Five Steps to Addressing the Leadership Talent Shortage

Authors
DeRue, D. S. & Ashford, S. J.
Published Date
2010

Source

Harvard Business Review
Volume: 
*
Issue: 
*
Pages: 
Online

Leadership -- It's (Much) More Than a Position

Authors
Ashford, S. J. & DeRue, D. S.
Published Date
2010

Source

Harvard Business Review
Volume: 
*
Issue: 
*
Pages: 
Online

Developing leaders via experience: The role of developmental challenge, learning orientation, and feedback

Authors
DeRue, D. S. & Wellman, N.
Published Date
2009

Source

Journal of Applied Psychology
Volume: 
94
Issue: 
4
Pages: 
859-875

When is straightforwardness a liability in negotiations? The role of integrative potential and power

Authors
DeRue, D. S., Conlon, D. E., Moon, H., & Willaby, H. W.
Published Date
2009

Source

Journal of Applied Psychology
Volume: 
94
Issue: 
4
Pages: 
1032-1047

The Lessons of Experience Field Book: Strategies and Tools for Experience-based Leadership Development.

Authors
McCauley, C.D., DeRue, D.S., Yost, P. & Taylor, S.
Published Date
2013

Source

Jossey-Bass/Wiley
Dean's Blog
Just before our 2017 Commencement Ceremony this spring, I was approached by two graduating Michigan Ross students, Adam Levine and Grant Nordstrom. They asked me a question: “We’re climbing up to Mount Everest base camp, what advice do you have for us?” In recent weeks, there have been several...

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