William Kahn

Professor, Management & Organizations, Questrom School of Business

Bill Kahn, Ph.D., is Professor of Management & Organizations at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business.┬áHe received his BA in Psychology from Clark University and his doctorate in Psychology from Yale University. He has published numerous articles in organizational and management journals on topic ranging from instigating and reacting to change, creating healthy work relationships, and the nature of leadership and authority.

Several decades ago he originated the concept of personal engagement at work, which has since given rise (much to his chagrin) to a huge survey and consulting business. In recent years he has specialized in the dynamics of caregiving organizations, about which he has published a book (Holding Fast: The struggle to create resilient caregiving organizations published by Routledge in 2005.) Bill has won several teaching awards and is a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Management Education. He also hosted for three years a Boston-based NPR segment (“Dr. Bill”) in which people called in seeking help with workplace relationships.