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Amy Taylor-Bianco

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Professor of Management
Copeland Hall 528


  • Ph.D. (with distinction), Columbia University, Organizational Psychology, 2000.
  • M.A. (with Honors), Columbia University, Organizational Psychology, 1995.
  • B.A., Dickinson College, 1990
  • Exchange Student (with Honors), University of East Anglia, England, 1987-1988

Research Interests

Management Department Associate Professor, Taylor-Bianco examines leadership, gender and change, across cultures and levels of organizations with an interest in how leaders and their teams influence organizational decisions and outcomes. She does this from an individual and organizational change perspective my collective research, collaboration with colleagues, and mentorship of students.

Journal ofHer research began with a dissertation grant from National Institute of Health where she learned to create theory, publish in the Journal of Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, European Journal of Social Psychology, and Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. Her later work allowed for a transition to more global perspectives that were published in the Journal of Vocational Behavior and the Teaching in International Business.

As her research became more applied and values-based, she published in the Journal of Instructional Pedagogies on energy and The Journal of Values-Based Leadership on local entrepreneurship. Her most recent work examines entrepreneurial decision making and leadership looking at teams and has been published in the Journal of Business Venturing, African Journal of Business and won and Academy of Management Best Paper.

Professional Experience

  • Robert D. Walter Center for Strategic Leadership, Ohio University, College of Business - Executive Academic Director
  • Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Service - Fellow
  • Price Waterhouse-Coopers - Consultant
  • J.P. Morgan - Consultant
  • Pepsi Co. International - Consultant
  • Citibank - Consultant

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Non Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • Taylor-Bianco, A., Bianco, J., & Thacker, R.A. (in press, 2007). Managerial coping with organizational change: The role of motivation. In Zelick, P.R. (Ed.), Issues in the Psychology of Motivation. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

Conference Proceedings

  • Sojka, J. & Taylor-Bianco, A. (accepted for November 2007). Humor in the classroom: Using cartoons to practice analytical skills, promote creating thinking, and stimulate discussion. Conference Proceedings of the Lilly Conference on College Teaching. Oxford, Ohio.
  • Deeter-Schmelz, D. & Taylor-Bianco, A. (September 2005). An investigation of cultural differences in M.B.A. students’ attitudes toward the perceived importance of ethics and social responsibility in business. Published proceeding of the 8th Annual Conference of the Irish Academy of Management. Galway, Ireland.
  • Kwesiga, E. Capser, W.J., Taylor-Bianco, A., & Kandikjan, L. (August 2005). A cross-cultural comparison of work-family conflict: U.S. versus Brazil. In Work & Family: An International and Interdisciplinary Perspective. Published proceeding of the 2005 Academy of Management conference. Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • Taylor-Bianco, A., Bianco, J. & Thomas, E. (September 2004). Managerial coping with organizational change: The role of self-regulation and proactive behavior. Published proceedings of the 7th Annual Conference of the Irish Academy of Management. Trinity College, Dublin.
  • Taylor-Bianco, A. & Schermerhorn, J.R. (June 2004). The role of self-regulated strategic leadership in organizational change: An exploratory dispositional model. Conference Proceedings from the UNL Gallup Leadership Institute Summit, Stretching Across the Academic-Practice Divide: Crossing Borders on Authentic Leadership Perspectives. University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE.
  • Frost, R., Bianco, A.T., Krewatch, L. (November 2003). Learning from our mistakes: Interactive testing that rewards real-time learning. Conference Proceedings from the 23rd Annual Lilly Conference on College Teaching. Miami University, Oxford, OH.

Conference Papers and Posters

  • Cohen, R., Bianco, A.T., Cairo, P. & Geczy, C. (April 2001). Leadership performance as a function of multisource survey feedback.

Presentations & Awards

  • Management Department Research Award (Spring 2021)


Dr. Taylor-Bianco (Dr. B) is a Professor of the Management Department and Executive Academic Director Walter Center for Strategic Leadership and Director of the Master of Science in Management at Ohio University’s College of Business. She is a passionate management and leadership educator who is committed to every student’s success, weaving together organizations, students and community in order to co-create a rich learning experience.

Taylor-Bianco began her career he began her career at Price Waterhouse Coopers and J.P. Morgan in NY, NY and has continued to consult and studying individual organizational transformation and change management around many topic areas in public and not for profit organizations. Her industry background coupled with her scholarly training at Dickinson College and Columbia University for her Ph.D. in have afforded her extensive leadership development training and international human resources, diversity and inclusion opportunities, having consulted to business, government and social enterprises and worked in England, India, Italy as well as in Ohio and New York. She has been with Ohio University since 2002 and enjoys life as a Bobcat. Dr. B is a Hogan Assessment certified coach and utilized this and other assessments to assist students and young career professionals in being their best selves.