Roland Smith, Professor of Leadership Studies
(336) 279-9200 / rsmith44@elon.edu

Roland Smith is a Senior Faculty member at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), leading the Center's legal sector practice group. He is one of the lead designers and trainers for CCL and is the lead researcher relative to legal sector initiatives. He is experienced in working with in-house counsel, executive committees, practice groups and regional law offices. 

Roland leads CCL's current research agenda focused on senior lawyer-leaders, having published “The Changing Nature of Leadership in Law Firms” in 2009. In addition to his work with attorneys, Smith has provided leadership training for doctors, scientists, engineers, accountants, and corporate executives.

Smith has taught entrepreneurship, organizational behavior and human resource management at The College of Idaho. Smith received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Boise State University and his Ph.D. in Organizational Learning from the University of Idaho.

Recent news:

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