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Peter Northouse  

Professor of Communication at Western Michigan University

Peter G. Northouse, PhD, is Professor Emeritus of Communication in the School of Communication at Western Michigan University. He is the author of Leadership: Theory and Practice 9e, one of the best-selling leadership textbooks in the world. In addition to publications in professional journals, he is also the author of Introduction to Leadership: Concepts and Practice (now in its fifth edition) and co-author of Leadership Case Studies in Education (now in its third edition) and Health Communication: Strategies for Health Professionals (now in its third edition). His scholarly and curricular interests include models of leadership, leadership assessment, ethical leadership, and leadership and group dynamics. For more than 30 years, he has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in leadership, interpersonal communication, and organizational communication on both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Currently, he is a consultant and lecturer on trends in leadership research, leadership development, and leadership education. He holds a doctorate in speech communication from the University of Denver, and master’s and bachelor’s degrees in communication education from Michigan State University.

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