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Jeffrey Brent Lovelace

Assistant Professor
Unit: McIntire School of Commerce
Department: McIntire School of Commerce
Office location and address
Rouss & Robertson Halls, Room 386
40 South Lawn
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Education
Ph.D., Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Pennsylvania State University
M.S., Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Pennsylvania State University
B.S., American Politics, United States Military Academy at West Point
Biography

Professor Lovelace’s research examines the social and cognitive influences that shape leader behavior, leader-follower relationships, and performance at the individual and firm level. He is currently working on several projects that examine the sensemaking processes of leaders and how variables like celebrity, status, and reputation influence their behaviors and performance in dynamic environments. He has published journal articles and book chapters in a variety of outlets such as Academy of Management ReviewThe Leadership QuarterlyCreativity Research JournalThe Industrial-Organizational Psychologist; and Studies in Conflict & Terrorism.

Professor Lovelace has taught leadership and various psychology classes at the undergraduate level. He has also run corporate education workshops for a variety of organizations in the public and private sectors. Prior to his academic career, he served as an Officer in the United States Army from 2002 until 2014, most recently as Assistant Professor at the United States Military Academy at West Point.

COMM 2600: Leadership Across the Disciplines
Credits: 3
The purpose of this course is to develop your understanding of the keys to effective leadership across various contexts. The course will facilitate your learning by relating course content to real world situations and will include a number of guest speakers. Topics include leadership skills, values based leadership, building credibility, leader-follower relationships, managing groups, leading change, and the dark side of leadership.
COMM 4559: New Course in Commerce
Credits: 1–4
This course provides the opportunity to offer new topics in the subject of Commerce.
COMM 4620: Strategic Leadership
Credits: 3
This course seeks to develop students' ability to respond to complex leadership challenges in multiple contexts. Through experiential learning, students will be better prepared to influence the strategic direction of their organizations. Topics include understanding the role organizational leaders, managing firm culture, guiding firm change, utilizing power and influence, balancing stakeholder expectations, and managing organizational threats.
GCOM 7651: Strategic Leadership
Credits: 3
This course seeks to develop students' ability to respond to complex leadership challenges in a global context. Through experiential learning, students will be better prepared to influence the strategic direction of their organizations. Topics include understanding the role of strategic leaders, crafting organizational narratives, managing cultures, guiding change, balancing stakeholder expectations, and managing organizational threats.