Andrew Ward is an Associate Professor of the Management Department at Lehigh University since 2009.
Prior to joining Lehigh University, he was a member of the management faculty at the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia and before that at the Goizueta Business School of Emory University.
He conducts research on issues related to corporate governance including CEO successions, CEO compensation, the roles and concerns of the chief executive officer, CEO/board relations, reputation, and leadership, and has published articles in several leading academic journals, including Administrative Science Quarterly and Organization Science, and he serves on the editorial board of the Strategic Management Journal. Dr. Ward's work has been featured in numerous publications including Harvard Business Review, Business Week, The Washington Post, The Financial Times, Directorship, Directors and Boards, Investor's Business Daily and Leaders Magazine.
His first book, The Leadership Lifecycle: Matching Leaders to Evolving Organizations (2003) examines how leadership needs change over the course of an organization's life. His most recent book, Firing Back: How Great Leaders Rebound After Career Disasters, is co-authored with Dr. Jeffrey Sonnenfeld of Yale University and was published in 2007. Firing Back has received national and international media attention with reviews in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Financial Times, Forbes, Business Week, and The Economist among other publications.
He has an B.Sc. (Hons) from the University of Surrey (England), an MBA from Emory University (Goizueta), and a Ph.D. from University of Pennsylvania (Wharton).