Fred Luthans, professor emeritus of management, has been named the winner of Nebraska’s Doc Elliott Award.
Established in 1986, the Doc Elliott Award honors a retired University of Nebraska–Lincoln faculty member who has exhibited a record of exemplary service, whose caring attitude has made a difference in the lives of students and alumni, and who has gone beyond traditional expectations.
Luthans spent his entire 50-year academic career at Nebraska, eventually becoming the University and George Holmes Distinguished Professor of Management. A former president of the Academy of Management, Luthans also received the Academy’s Distinguished Educator Award, OB Lifetime Achievement Award and, recently, the Career Distinguished Scholarly Contributions to Management Award.
He has also received the University of Iowa Distinguished Alumni Award, an honorary doctorate from DePaul University, and Harvard Medical School’s Award for Leadership in Behavioral Health. Luthans wrote or co-wrote multiple editions of several well-known books, including the first “Organizational Behavior” text, now in its 14th edition, and more than 275 academic articles and chapters. His work has well over 100,000 citations, placing it in the top 1% of citations for researchers in all fields. Luthans has always had a passion for bringing his research and real-world applications to students at all levels.
Luthans and his award nominator will be invited to attend the UNL Emeriti & Retirees Association’s virtual ceremony, tentatively scheduled for Sept. 23.