Pierre Balthazard

Pierre Balthazard

Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship,
Silberman College of Business



  • Strategy
  • Leadership
  • Strategic Use of Technology
  • Business Analytics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Family Business
  • Human Resources
  • Business communication


Leadership at multiple levels of analysis, especially strategic leadership processes relevant to social responsibility; Ethics, responsibility, and character; Diversity and inclusiveness; Global/cross-cultural leadership and organizational culture; Entrepreneurship and the role of universities in workforce and economic development; Scholarship culture at regional comprehensive universities; Interdisciplinary issues such as the neuroscience of leadership and university/industry technology transfer; Coordination, collaboration technologies, shared leadership, and collective judgments; Psychometric instrumentation for individual, group, and organizational diagnosis and development; Analytics, experiential exercises, and business simulations development; Technology-based factors related to and promoting global sustainable enterprises including organizational resiliency, cultural norms, group processes, and individual behavioral styles.


  • BSc, McGill University
  • MS, University of Arizona
  • PhD, University of Arizona

Academic Profile

Pierre A. Balthazard joined FDU in 2020 and played an important role in the continuing advancement of the mission of Silberman College during his tenure as its Dean, 2020 to 2023. Balthazard also previously served as dean at the School of Business at St. Bonaventure University in New York and at California State University – Sacramento, and as a faculty member and in several administrative roles at Arizona State University.

An accomplished researcher, Balthazard is recognized as an expert in developing and deploying psychometric and neurometric instruments that assess the individual, team, and organizational phenomena, particularly in the nascent field of leader and organizational neuroscience. He has been involved in funded projects earning more than $6 million in expenditures from sources like NSF, DARPA, the Department of Education, the Center for Creative Leadership, and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory. He has also published over 100 refereed papers, monographs, conference proceedings, and psychometric instruments. His latest work, investigating volitional as well as non-volitional qualities of leaders that produce ethical behaviors and abusive supervision appear in the Academy of Management Journal and Personnel Psychology. His latest book, “Organizational Neuroscience,” was recently published by The Emerald Group of London, England.

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