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Chief Academic Officer and Provost
Provost, Office of

Jonathan Jefferson, Interim Provost

Jonathan possesses a unique blend of experience that spans more than 30 years, as a management consultant, corporate executive, business school faculty member, and higher education administrator.

His areas of academic focus and expertise include: organizational behavior, leadership, mentoring, negotiation and conflict management, operations management, supply chain management, and business analytics. At Lesley, he teaches the following courses: Business Negotiations, Ethics and Social Responsibility, Organizational Behavior, and Operations Management.

Jonathan holds a Doctor of Management from the Institute for Advanced Studies at Colorado Technical University, an MS in Organization and Management from Capella University, a Master of Engineering in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from Cornell University, and a BS in Mathematics from Morehouse College.


  • Martin, I., Naylor, A., Jefferson, J., David, N., Cavazos, A. (2015). A student perspective on trust and the leader-follower relationship: Implications for leader development. Journal of Multidisciplinary Research, 6 (2)
  • Jefferson, J., Martin, I., Owens, J. (2014) Leader Development Through Reading and Reflection. Journal of Leadership Studies. Vol. 8, No. 2.
  • Goulet, L., Jefferson, J., and Szwed, P. (2012).“Leadership Is Everybody’s Business” T+D Magazine, Vol. 66, No. 7
  • Jefferson, Jonathan and Rogers, Michael (2010). Wanted: Leaders? Managers? Both? Journal of Business and Education Leadership. Vol. 2, No. 1
  • Moses, C., Jefferson, J., Creque, C. and Vest, D. Mentoring (2010). A Comparative Study of mentoring preferences at two schools of business serving students of color. International Journal of Education Research. Vol. 5, No. 2

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