About Dr. Lize Booysen


Dr. Lize A.E Booysen

DBL  Doctorate in Business Leadership (Unisa), 
MA Clin Psych (cum laude) (UJ) 
MA Psych (cum laude) (UP) 
MA Crim (cum laude) (UP)  

Primary Affiliation:  
Full Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior
Core Faculty

University : Antioch University
Seattle, Keene, Yellow Springs, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara

Other Affiliations:

Adjunct Faculty Center for Creative Leadership - research

Executive Coach : Center for Creative Leadership


Lize Booysen is a scholar, practitioner and teacher of leadership. She is a full professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior and core faculty at Antioch University’s PhD program in Leadership and Change. Lize is an internationally recognized scholar in the field of diversity, race, gender, and leadership. She is Chair elect for the Business Leadership Member Interest Group of the International Leadership Association (ILA).

She is well published, and an international leadership consultant and coach, with extensive working experience.  She holds a doctorate in business leadership from the University of South Africa, (1999) as well as master’s degrees in Clinical Psychology, (University of Johannesburg, 1990) and Research Psychology (1988), and Criminology (1988), (University of Pretoria) all with distinction.

Dr. Booysen is also adjunct faculty at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), Greensboro, North Carolina, USA and has been involved in the 12 nation Leadership Across Differences (LAD) research project steered by the CCL, since 2003. She participated in the GLOBE 65-nations research project on leadership, national culture and organizational practices, during 1994 - 2003 steered by Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining Antioch in 2009, Lize was full professor at the Graduate School of Business Leadership (SBL), University of South Africa since 1992. She served on the SBL Board of directors from 1999 to 2006, she held the portfolios Director Human Resources Development, and Academic Director. She was the Research Manager at the SBL in 2007 to 2008, and the Editor of the South African Journal of Labor Relations from 2006 - 2008.

Some of Lize’s many awards include the GLOBE Research Award (1997) and Best Academic Career Achievement, University of South Africa (2004), Best Professor in Organizational Behavior Award (2010) to be conferred at the World HRD Congress & Innovation Summit, Mumbai, 16 February, 2011. She is also included as one of fifty role models for South African women and as leadership expert in the book Inspirational Women @ Work (Lapa Publishers, 2003).

Please visit the Curriculum Vitae page for a detailed CV.

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