Klodiana Lanaj

Associate professor at the Warrington College of Business at University of Florida.


Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2020. 


Recipient of the SIOP Distinguished Early Career Contributions Science Award (2019).


Recipient of the 2022 Teacher of the Year, Teaching Excellence Award for Core MBA Courses from Warrington College of Business.


Main areas of research are leadership, team processes and performance, and motivation and self-regulation. Current research investigates leader engagement and wellbeing, and self-managing teams.


She received a PhD in business administration from Michigan State University in 2013. Prior to graduate school, worked for a large European bank as a project manager of risk and as a credit analyst for small and medium enterprises.



Her research has been published in a number of leading academic journals and in HBR — “The Cost of Being a Caring Manager” (with Remy E. Jennings), 6 January 2020.

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Fundamental and clinical studies on imipenem/cilastatin sodium in the pediatric field


“Combines research rigour with human and humane insights.”

Stuart Crainer & Des Dearlove, Thinkers50

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