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Amy Taylor-Bianco

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Associate Professor
Copeland 401D


  • 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

Organizational change and development, strategic leadership, organizational fit, work-family balance

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


  • Meyer, A., Taylor-Bianco, A., & Tucker, M. L., In Review. Women in Business: Examining Failures and Defining Success. Journal of Interdisciplinary Business Studies.
  • Taylor-Bianco, A., Rosado Feger, A., Taylor, P.A. III (January 20, 2013). The Role of Implicit Theories of Intelligence on MBA Students' Perceptions and Attitudes about Self-Reported Cheating Behavior: A Cross-Cultural Model. Global Business & International Management Conference, 6(1) (ISSN 2155-1219).
  • Shubert, N., Taylor-Bianco, A. & Rosado Feger, A.L. (Forthcoming Summer/Fall 2012). Appalachian Farmers:  Building Value from Values. The Journal of Values-Based Leadership, 5.
  • Casper, W.J., Harris, C., Taylor-Bianco, A. & Wayne, J.H.  (December 2011). Work-family conflict, perceived supervisor support and organizational commitment among Brazilian professionals. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 79, 640-652.
  • Taylor-Bianco, A. & Deeter-Schmelz, D. (2007). An exploration of gender and cultural differences in M.B.A. students’ cheating behavior: Implications for the classroom. Journal of Teaching in International Business, 18, 81-99.
  • Taylor-Bianco, A. & Schermerhorn, J.R. (2006). Self-regulation, strategic leadership, and paradox in organizational change. Journal of Organizational Change Management, 19, 457-475.
  • Taylor-Bianco, A. & Schermerhorn, J.R. (2005). Thoughts on self-regulation and paradox in organizational change. In F. Farkas (Ed.), Current Issues in Change Management: Challenges and Organizational Responses (pp. 9-20). Pecs, Hungary: University of Pecs Faculty of Business and Economics.
  • Forster, J., Higgins, E.T. & Taylor-Bianco, A. (2003). Speed/accuracy decisions in task performance: Built-in trade-off or separate strategic concerns? Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 90, 148-164.
  • Taylor-Bianco, A., Higgins, E.T., & Klem, A. (2003). How “fun/importance” fit affects performance: Relating implicit theories to instructions. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 29, 1091-1103.
  • Higgins, E.T., Friedman, R.S., Harlow, R.E., Idson, L.C., Ayduk, O.N., & Taylor, A. (2001). Achievement orientations from subjective histories of success: Promotion pride versus prevention pride. European Journal of Social Psychology, 31, 3 - 23. 


  • 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.


  • 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.


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


Dr. Taylor-Bianco earned her masters degree and Ph.D. from Columbia University. She is an Associate Professor of Management at OU’s College of Business, the Executive Academic Director of the Robert D. Walter Center for Strategic Leadership and a Fellow of the Voinovich School for Leadership and Public Affairs. Her research and teaching focus on strategic leadership and change, cross-cultural education and executive development and self-regulation of leaders. Dr. Taylor-Bianco has experience as an international compensation consultant with Price Waterhouse Coopers, J.P. Morgan and other for-profit companies.  More recently, she has been consulting and studying organizational transformation and change management in public and not-for-profit organizations. She has been with Ohio University since 2002 and considers herself an honorary Bobcat.