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John (Jack) McDonough

Professor Emeritus
Areas of Expertise:
  • Communications
  • Leadership
  • Local Government
  • Organization Development
  • Teamwork


A self-described generalist, Jack McDonough taught a broad range of management subjects during his 25 years with UCLA. His research interests include the study of leadership, motivation and teamwork, and organizational design and development.

McDonough was instrumental in bringing the "real world" into UCLA Anderson's executive MBA program through international field study, or Strategic Management Research. SMR is an innovative sequence of courses that involve the entire class in strategic consulting projects with multinational organizations.

McDonough co-authored the book The Invisible War: Pursuing Self-Interests at Work in 1980. His dedication to UCLA Anderson was recognized in 1999 when he was named the first recipient of the La Force Award for Leadership. He formerly served as the chairman of faculty.



DBA 1968, Harvard University

MBA 1965, Dartmouth College

B.A. 1959, Dartmouth College