PhD in American History, University of Missouri
MA in American History, University of Missouri
BA in American History, University of Missouri
Research & Teaching Interests
Professor Spector has research and teaching interests in strategic leadership, change management, and business model innovation.
Industry & Academic Experience
Professor Spector was co-director of the FBI's Emerging Executive program. He has consulted with organizations such as Arbella Insurance, James River, Motorola, the Radisson Edwardian Hotels, Coloplast of North America, and Ricoh, U.K. on issues relating to leadership, strategy, and change. He has also been a Visiting Senior Lecturer at MIT's Senior Executive Program, a visiting professor at INSEAD (France), MIT's Sloan School of Management, and an Associate of the Harvard Law School Program on Negotiations.
Services to the Profession
Professor Spector is a member of the Academy of Management. He is on the editorial board of Leadership.
Awards & Recognition
Humanities Fellow, Northeastern University Humanities Center (2014-2015).
Best Paper, Academy of Management, Human Resources Division (August 2010).
Best Paper, Academy of Management, Management History Division. (August 2007).
Research Grant, National Science Foundation, “Barriers to Global Innovation" (2004-2006).