Faculty and ResearchExpert Guide

Nathan J. Hiller

Nathan J. Hiller

Associate Professor
Department of Global Leadership and Management

College of Business
Florida International University

Modesto A. Maidique Campus
11200 S.W. 8th St, MANGO 466
Miami, FL 33199

P: (305) 348-3299
E: hillern@fiu.edu


  • PhD, Industrial-Organizational Psychology
    Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
  • Master of Science, Industrial-Organizational Psychology
    Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology
    University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada

Areas of Expertise

  • Leadership and Leadership Development
  • Organizational Culture
  • Psychology of Top Executives
  • Human Capital Development
  • Organizational Change and Transformations
  • Strategic Employee Hiring

Professional Activities

Nathan Hiller is Academic Director of the Center for Leadership and an Associate Professor of Management and International Business at FIU.

As an academic, his focus is on understanding the strategic implications of executive personality, as well as enhancing the way that organizations build their leadership pipeline. His research has appeared in most of the top journals in the field of management, including the: Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, and The Leadership Quarterly. Nathan is a recipient of the Kenneth Clark Award for innovative leadership research and sits on the editorial boards of the Journal of Applied Psychology and The Leadership Quarterly. During the 2012-2013 academic year, he held visiting faculty appointments at Cornell University and the University of Washington and he has taught a graduate leadership course at Fundação Getulio Vargas in Rio de Janeiro.

As a consultant and practitioner, Nathan has worked on cutting-edge projects related to leadership development, organizational change, and teamwork with clients such as Boston Scientific, Hewlett Packard (HP), Bacardi USA, Norwegian Cruise Line, Novartis, and The Centers for Disease Control (CDC). In his role at the Center for Leadership, Nathan oversees the academic content of all leadership programs, and is the Faculty Director of the Senior Executive Leader Program, The High-Potential Leader Program, and an internal FIU program geared for senior administrative leaders of the university. He is the primary author of the Center’s Leadership Competency Builder, which forms the backbone of all Center programming.

Nathan loves to travel and draws regularly from his experience living in four countries on three continents in ten cities. He received his Ph.D. from The Pennsylvania State University.

Courses Taught

  • Advanced Management Research
  • Dissertation Preparation
  • High Involvement Human Resource Management
  • Leadership
  • Leadership in a Global Environment
  • Organization Design and Behavior
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Organizational Behavior Management
  • Ph.D. Dissertation

Refereed Journal Articles

Maidique, M. & Hiller, N. J. (2018). (in press) The Mindsets of a Leader.  Sloan Management Review.

Crossland, C., Zyung, J., Hiller, N. J. & Hambrick, D. C. (2014). CEO career variety: Effects on firm-level strategic and social novelty.  Academy of Management Journal. 57 (3), 652-674.

Hiller, N. J., DeChurch, L. A., Murase, T. & Doty, D. (2011). Searching for outcomes of leadership: A 25-year review.  Journal of Management. 37 (4), 1137-1177.

DeChurch, L. A., Hiller, N. J., Murase, T., Doty, D. & Salas, E. (2010). Leadership across levels: Levels of leaders and their levels of impact.  Leadership Quarterly. 21 (6), 1065-1089.

Resick, C. J., Whitman, D. S., Weingarden, S. M. & Hiller, N. J. (2009). The bright-side and the dark-side of CEO personality: Examining core self-evaluations, narcissism, transformational leadership, and strategic influence.  Journal of Applied Psychology. 94 (6), 1365-1381.

Hausknecht, J. P., Hiller, N. J. & Vance, R. J. (2008). Work unit absenteeism: Effects of satisfaction, commitment, labor market conditions, and time.  Academy of Management Journal. 51 (6), 1223-1245.

Mohammed, S., Rizzuto, T. E., Hiller, N. J. , Newman, D. A. & Chen, T. T. (2008). Individual differences and group negotiation: The role of polychronicity, dominance, and decision-rule.  Negotiation and Conflict Management Research. 1 (3), 282-307.

Hiller, N. J., Day, D. V. & Vance, R. J. (2006). Collective enactment of leadership roles and team effectiveness: A field study.  Leadership Quarterly. 17 (4), 387-397.

Hiller, N. J. & Hambrick, D. C. (2005). Conceptualizing executive hubris: The role of (hyper-) core self-evaluations in strategic decision-making.  Strategic Management Journal. 26 (4), 297-319.

Day, D. V., Schleicher, D. J., Unckless, A. L. & Hiller, N. J. (2002). Self-monitoring personality at work: A meta-analytic investigation of construct validity. Journal of Applied Psychology. 87 (2), 390-401.

Hiller, N. J. & Kline, D. W. (2001). Diminished spatial summation contributes to the age deficit in the discrimination of low-contrast vernier oscillation. Optometry and Vision Science. 78 (8), 616-622.

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