Ronald Riggio, Ph.D.

Professor Riggio has been at CMC since 1996. Prior to that he worked in the Cal State and University of California systems for many years. He is a leadership scholar and organizational psychologist, but his early background was in social psychology and nonverbal communication.


Areas of Expertise

Human Resources Management, Innovation, Leadership, Organizational Psychology, Non-Verbal Communication


Selected Research and Publications


Selected Awards and Affiliations

  • Outstanding Teacher Award, Western Psychological Association, 1993
  • Meritorious Performance and Professional Promise, Cal State Fullerton, 1985/86, 1986/87, 1987/88, 1988/89, 1989/90
  • Professor of the Year, Dept. of Psychology, CSUF, 1982/83, 1984/85, 1994/95
  • Honorary Faculty Member, Golden Key National Honor Society, 1990
  • Honorary Life Membership, Claremont McKenna College Alumni Association, 2013



Ronald Riggio, Ph.D.

Henry R. Kravis Professor of Leadership and Organizational Psychology

Education: B.S., Santa Clara University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Riverside
Department: Psychology
Office Hours:
  Thursday, 02:30PM - 03:30PM
  Thursday, 02:30PM - 03:30PM
Email: ronald.riggio@cmc.edu
Phone: (909) 607-2997
Fax: (909) 607-5252
Address: Kravis Center 448
Website: Web Site
Curriculum Vitae: CV

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