Georgia Sorenson, Ph.D., founded the James MacGregor Burns Academy of Leadership at the University of Maryland at College Park, where she is currently a research professor at the Academy of Leadership and Director of the Center for the Advanced Study of Leadership. She has also served as the Inaugural Chair and Professor of Transformational Leadership at the U.S. Army War College, as a Visiting Senior Scholar at the University of Richmond’s Jepson School of Leadership Studies Richmond and has held a faculty appointment at Williams College.
An architect of the leadership studies field, Dr. Sorenson is co-editor (with George Goethals and James MacGregor Burns) of the four-volume multi-award winning Encyclopedia of Leadership, published by SAGE Books (2004). Her most recent theoretical work (with Goethals) is The Quest for a General Theory of Leadership (Elgar, 2006). Sorenson serves on the editorial board of numerous refereed journals including Leadership (U.S. Editor), Leadership Quarterly (Associate Editor) and Leadership Review. Her most recent book, Strategic Leadership, A General’s Art (with Mark Grandstaff) on military leadership, came out in early 2009.