2007 LAA: Gary Latham

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Professor Gary Latham of the University of Toronto is our 2007 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. Congratulations Gary!

Gary Latham
BA, Dalhousie University
MS, Georgia Tech
PhD, University of Akron
Secretary of State Professor of Organizational Effectiveness and Professor of Organizational Behaviour, Rotman School of Management
Professor, Graduate Faculty in the Centre for Industrial Relations, University of Toronto
Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Toronto
Professor, Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto

Dr. Latham’s contributions to the field of organizational behavior have been substantial and sustained. He has authored over 140 publications and 5 books. He has published consistently in Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Personnel Psychology. His contributions to organizational behavior have changed the field, both theoretically and empirically. His work on goal-setting has made fundamental contributions to both the area of motivation and self-regulation and makes him a household name to students and scholars in organizational behavior. Additionally, his service to the profession, his commitment to his students, and his positive impact on colleagues around the world reflect the best qualities of scholar.

His work has been widely recognized by the profession and his peers. He is a Fellow of the American and Canadian Psychological Associations, the American Academy of Management, and the Royal Society of Canada, and the only person to receive both the awards for Professional Contributions to Psychology as a Profession and as a Science from the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology. In 2004, he received the Distinguished Scholar/Practitioner Award from the American Academy of Management. And he was recently awarded the prestigious ,000 Michael R. Losey Human Resource Research Award from the Society of Human Resource Management.