Scott D. Graffin
Department of Management

Professor and Synovus Chair in Servant Leadership

C208 Benson Hall
630 S. Lumpkin St.
Athens, GA, 30602
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PhD, Strategic Management, University of Wisconsin – Madison, 2006

MBA, Management, University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh, 2001

BBA, Accounting, University of Wisconsin – Madison, 1994


Award for Scholarly Contribution, Administrative Science Quarterly, 2019

Research Excellence Award, Terry College of Business, 2017

Hugh O. Nourse Outstanding MBA Teacher Award, Terry College of Business Full-time MBA Program, 2015

Professor of the Year  , Terry College of Business Evening MBA Program, 2013

Outstanding Teacher, Terry College of Business, 2012

Research Interests

  • Corporate Governance
  • CEO Reputation and Status
  • CEO Succession

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Editorial Appointments

Editorial Board Member, Academy of Management Journal, 2010 - present

Editorial Board Member, Strategic Management Journal, 2020 - present

Associate Editor, Academy of Management Journal, 2013 - 2016

Editorial Board Member, Academy of Management Review, 2011 - 2014

Editorial Board Member, Academy of Management Learning & Education, 2008 - 2011