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Best Prof: Scott DeRue

Scott DeRue of Michigan's Ross School is among the world's 40 best business school profs under the age of 40.

Scott DeRue of Michigan’s Ross School is among the world’s 40 best business school profs under the age of 40.

Scott DeRue

Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations

Age:  33

Institution: University of Michigan Ross School of Business

Hometown:  Wallburg, NC

Marital Status:  Single

Children:  None

Education:  Michigan State University, PhD, Business Administration

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BBA

Course: Leading People & Organizations

At Ross Since: 2007

Before Ross: Consultant and Project Manager for Monitor Group

Fun Fact: “For 2011, my goal is to run across the state of Michigan.”

Scott DeRue is an award-winning scholar, writer, and teacher in the areas of leadership and team development. On the faculty at the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business, he conducts research and consults with organizations around the world to discover more effective ways of developing leadership talent and building effective leadership teams. This 33-year-old professor believes, “the fate of humanity is in the hands of the few who choose to lead. Ordinary people who do extraordinary things yet share one common bond: they all enable others to achieve more than thought possible. This is the essence of leadership.” With that said, DeRue believes in leadership without limits, an approach to leadership that involves a journey of self-discovery and development.

Students Say:

“Professor DeRue takes a genuine interest in the development of his students. He challenges his students to think critically and honestly, and makes valuable suggestions to provoke further reflection.”

“I hated his class. He forced me to think about things that made me feel uncomfortable. He made me look at myself in a light that I did not want to see. I was forced to do things that I did not want to do.  It was uncomfortable being outside my comfort zone. I needed this class…”

“Professor DeRue has had a tremendous impact on my life through his approach to teaching; he pulled me out of my comfort zone and helped me understand myself as a leader and the roots behind my leadership style.”

Scott DeRue is among “The World’s 40 Best B-School Profs Under the Age of 40