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Dr. Leon Prieto

Associate Professor of Management

Office: T-250
Management, Marketing & Supply Chain Management
College of Business


Leon Prieto, PhD, SPHR, SHRM-SCP is an Associate Professor of Management at Clayton State University. His research areas are in Management History, Social Issues in Management, International HR Development, and Critical Management Studies, and it is focused on the contributions of minorities (gender as well as racial & ethnic) to the development of Management as a discipline, and the interrelationship between organizational management and society. He has published peer-reviewed articles in academic journals such as the Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Management History, Society and Business Review, and others. He is an associate editor of the Journal of Management History and is on the editorial board of the Journal for the Advancement of Developing Economies. The Academy of Management recognized his (and his coauthor’s) African-American Management History research as being groundbreaking, and some of this research has been included in prominent management textbooks. He holds a Ph.D in Human Resource and Leadership Development from Louisiana State University, an MBA from Georgia Southern University, and a B.S in Business Administration from Claflin University.


BS, Business Administration , Claflin University, 2004

MBA, Business, Georgia Southern University, 2006

Ph D, Human Resource and Leadership Development, Louisiana State University, 2010

Awards and Honors

Competitive Papers Competition, Labor and Employment Relations Association, Award, 2016

Intellectual Contributions

Leon Prieto, Simone T. A. Phipps, Rediscovering Charles Clinton Spaulding’s “The Administration of Big Business”: Insight into Early 20th Century African-American Management Thought, Journal of Management History – 2016

Contracts, Grants, and Sponsored Research

Leon Prieto, Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities, Clayton State University, Clayton State University, 3110, Funded –  October 1 2014 to May 31 2015


Leon Prieto, Spaulding’s “Administration of Big Business”. Insight into Black Management Thought. , Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Academy of Management –  2015

Service to the Profession

Editor, Associate Editor, Journal of Management History, International –  August 2017 to Present

Service to the Community

Other, Henry County High School, Local –  January 2015 to Present