Business Professor's Paper Won Awards at International Conference

Friday, March 27, 2009

Dr. Jacque King, Westminster College assistant professor of business, won two awards for a paper he presented at the Association of Management/International Association of Management conference in October in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

King's paper, "Emotional Leadership through Emotional Intelligence: High Achieving Leaders Do It; Low Achieving Leaders Don't," recently received awards for "Best Paper - Leadership Article" and "Platform Skills in Presentation." Leadership was one of four paper categories at the 81-paper conference.

"My paper links emotional intelligence to successful, high achieving leaders," King said. "High achieving leaders make followers the best they can be, while low achieving leaders make themselves the best they can be. I conclude that leaders should be other-focused rather than self-focused in order to make the organization and the people who work in it the best each can be."

King, who has been with Westminster since 2006, earned an undergraduate degree from Washington and Jefferson College and M.B.A. and Ph.D. from Regent University.

Contact King at (724) 946-7163 or e-mail for additional information.

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College is ranked 15th among liberal arts colleges, according to the Washington Monthly 2007 Annual College Guide. Westminster is a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Guide to America's Best Colleges, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 368 Colleges" and "Best in the Northeast" by The Princeton Review, and was recognized by the Templeton Guide as a "Character Building College."

Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus.

Dr. Jacque King