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Faculty

AU MSOD faculty have strong academic credentials, are published in peer-refereed journals, and have taken leadership positions within premier OD organizations, including the Organization Development Network, the Organization Development Institute, and the NTL Institute. They are committed to teaching and to the development of MSOD students.


Full-Time American University Faculty


Katherine Farquhar

Katherine Farquhar

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Associate Professor

Katherine Farquhar (Director of the MSOD program) has a PhD in Social Psychology from Boston University. A tenured faculty member in American University’s School of Public Affairs, she has taught here since 1989. Her research focuses on “nonroutine” ... [More]

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Robert Marshak

Robert Marshak

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Senior Scholar in Residence

Dr. Marshak has taught organization dynamics and change leadership in SPA since 1977. His areas of expertise include: organizational change and development, organizational discourse, and organization theory and behavior. Dr. Marshak has served on the... [More]

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Adjunct Faculty

Richard Axelrod

Richard Axelrod

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Senior Adjunct Professorial Lecture

Dick Axelrod is among the world’s top OD practitioners, specializing in whole-system change. The “Conference Model” that he and his partner Emily developed is used worldwide to engage organizations in system-wide change. A consultant, author, keynote... [More]



John Bennett

John Bennett

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Adjunct Associate Professor

John Bennett, PhD is a practitioner, academic, and educator who earned his MA and PhD in Human and Organizational Systems at Fielding Graduate University as well as his MPA at the University of NC-Greensboro. He serves on the Council of Advisors for ... [More]



Heather Berthoud

Heather Berthoud

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Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

With over 25 years of experience as an OD practitioner, Heather Berthoud specializes in nonprofit and community change. Her firm, Berthoud Consulting (formerly Berthoud/Greene Consultants), is a well-known OD resource in the Washington, DC region an... [More]



Anastasia Bukashe

Anastasia Bukashe

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Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Dr. Anastasia Bukashe, Executive Director of the Wilgespruit Fellowship Centre outside Johannesburg, South Africa, has recently joined our faculty to take the lead in the International Fieldwork course. Dr. Bukashe is known worldwide for her work on... [More]



Peter Digiammarino

Peter Digiammarino

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Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Peter DiGiammarino brings powerful practitioner credentials to students in the course he developed for the MSOD program: Organization Analysis & Strategy. He is an entrepreneur and an “OD-capable CEO” with experience as an executive, consultant, a... [More]



Darya Funches

Darya Funches

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Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Dr. Darya Funches is a seasoned scholar-practitioner who is known for creative and cutting edge approaches to Organization Development practice. Her work contributes to accelerated methods of change and transformation to achieve breakthrough business... [More]



Peggy Holman

Peggy Holman

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Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Peggy Holman is a top-tier organization system consultant, keynoter, and author based in Seattle. A new member of the AU MSOD faculty, she is developing and teaching a new course in Implementing System Change. Her work on emergence and whole-syste... [More]



David Jamieson

David Jamieson

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Adjunct Professor

Dr. David Jamieson is a well-known OD scholar-practitioner. He is a seasoned OD educator who teaches in numerous graduate programs. Co-author of The Facilitator’s Fieldbook (3rd Ed., AMACOM), Consultations for Organization Change (2010, IAP), and aut... [More]

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Lennox Joseph

Lennox Joseph

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Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

A top-tier OD scholar-practitioner, Dr. Lennox Joseph is Advisor, Organizational Effectiveness/ Organizational Development at the World Bank, where he previously served as Senior Change Consultant. Dr. Joseph was President and CEO of the NTL Institut... [More]



Patricia Parham

Patricia Parham

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Adjunct Associate Professor

Based in Dallas, Dr. Patricia Parham has worked as both an internal and external OD practitioner at top levels of client systems. Her career as a consultant spans private, nonprofit and government organizations, and she has deep experience in OD pra... [More]



Ruth Wagner

Ruth Wagner

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Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Dr. Ruth Wagner is a graduate of the AU MSOD program and a very active OD scholar-practitioner. After an early career in software engineering, Ruth led a change management practice of 50 consultants in the role of Vice President for American Manageme... [More]



Patricia Williams

Patricia Williams

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Adjunct Professor

Dr. Patricia Williams is a physician who transitioned from family medicine to OD in 1989. She maintains a broad-based independent OD practice focusing on team building, diversity management, leadership training and coaching (with a specialty in wome... [More]



Enrique Zaldivar

Enrique Zaldivar

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Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Originally from Mexico, Enrique J. Zaldivar is co-founder partner at a top-tier international OD consulting, leadership development and executive coaching firm. He is lead faculty for the Diversity and Cultural Competence course. His roster of consul... [More]