David Day, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychological Science & Leadership, Academic Director of the Kravis Leadership Institute, Steven L. Eggert ’82 P ’15 Professor of Leadership and George R. Roberts Fellow


Psychological Science

Areas of Expertise



B.A. Baldwin-Wallace College; M.A., Ph.D. University of Akron

Awards and Affiliations

Walter F. Ulmer Jr., Applied Research Award, Center for Creative Leadership (2010), for outstanding career contributions and achievements in the field of leadership.

American Psychological Association
Association for Psychological Science
International Association of Applied Psychology
Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Research and Publications

Antonakis, J., & Day, D. V. (Eds.) (2017, in press). The nature of leadership (3rd ed.). Los Angeles, CA: SAGE.

Miscenko, D., Guenter, H., & Day, D.V. (2017, in press). Am I a leader? Examining leader identity development over time. The Leadership Quarterly. Advance online publication.

Lord, R. G., Day, D. V., Zacarro, S. J., Avolio, B. J., & Eagly, A. H. (2017, January 26). Leadership in applied psychology: Three waves of theory and research. Journal of Applied Psychology (Centennial issue). Advance online publication.

Miscenko, D., & Day, D. V. (2016). Identity and identification at work. Organizational Psychology Review, 6, 215-247.

Day, D. V., & Dragoni, L. (2015). Leadership development: An outcome-oriented review based on time and levels of analyses. Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior, 2, 133-156.

Day, D.V. (Ed.). (2014). The Oxford handbook of leadership and organizations. New York: Oxford University Press.

Day, D. V., Fleenor, J. W., Atwater, L. E., Sturm, R. E., & McKee, R. A. (2014). Advances in leader and leadership development: A review of 25 years of research and theory. The Leadership Quarterly, 25, 63-82.

Day, D. V., Gordon, S., & Fink, C. (2012). The sporting life: Exploring organizations through the lens of sport. Academy of Management Annals, 6, 397-433.

Day, D. V., & Sin, H.-P. (2011). Longitudinal tests of an integrative model of leader development: Charting and understanding developmental trajectories. The Leadership Quarterly, 22, 545-560. (Best Paper Award, 2011).

Sabbatical AY 2023-24