George M. Langlois

George Langlois

George Langlois, industry professor of psychology at Illinois Institute of Technology, is the executive director of the Center for Leadership Studies, the M. A. and Lila Self Leadership Academy, and the Center for Research and Service at Illinois Tech. He received his Ph.D. in industrial/organizational (I/O) psychology from Illinois Tech.

Over the last 20 years Langlois founded two nationally recognized consulting firms that have helped organizations achieve corporate objectives through the strategic alignment of human resources, practices, and processes. His areas of specialization include strategic planning, test validation, employee engagement surveys, action planning, change management, and executive assessment and coaching. Langlois’s consulting clients have included United Airlines, Dean Foods, the Tennessee Valley Authority, Capital One, Bank of Montreal, Motorola, Kraft, Bridgestone-Firestone, universities and colleges, municipal governments, trade associations, food manufacturers, health care systems, and scientific equipment manufacturers.

Jack Kwatinetz

Jack Kwatinetz

Jack Kwatinetz oversees all day-to-day operations as program manager of the M. A. and Lila Self Leadership Academy. He creates, develops, and implements several events to foster leadership growth for both Academy Scholars and undergraduate students university-wide. These events include leadership development retreats, interactive seminars, and networking events. Furthermore, he also serves as a mentor and resource to the Leadership Academy Scholars.

Jack completed his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from American University and his Master of Science in Organizational Psychology from City, University of London. Before coming to Illinois Tech, Jack worked for FedEx Freight as an Industrial-Organizational Psychologist, where he focused on performance management, selection, leadership development, and competency modeling. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Psychology with a specialization in Industrial-Organizational Psychology at Illinois Tech.