Adjunct Professorial Lecturer
Department of Management
Fred completed his Ph.D. from Texas A&M university in organizational psychology with a minor in business administration. His undergraduate degree is from the University of Texas. His dissertation focused on the ancillary effects of group assertion coaching on the level of self-perceived risk-taking, degree of trait anxiety and selected manifest needs of front-line managers. His research areas are in organizational behavior, change management, and leadership development.
Book Currently Reading
The Heart of Change Field Guide
Dr. Asher started his teaching career as an Assistant Professor at the University of Dallas Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business in the field of organizational behavior and psychology. He was later recruited by Rockwell International as a full-time internal consultant to lead their transformation to a commercial operating model. During his corporate career, he continued to teach as an adjunct professor with various universities such as the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, and the Naveen Jindal Graduate School of Business at the University of Texas at Dallas.
Fred has more than 40 years’ professional experience as a Consulting Organizational Psychologist working in various internal organizational consulting roles supporting organization-wide transformations within EDS, Texas Instruments, and Thomson Reuters. As an external consultant, he was a Managing Consultant for Big 4 consulting firms such as Deloitte and IBM within the organizational change management practice area. His consulting focus was on managing organizational risk and maximizing value from technology-driven organizational transformations for Fortune 50 firms in the defense, electronics, and energy industry sectors.
He currently has a boutique consulting firm supporting and coaching executives and directors on leading organizational digital transformations driven by enterprise-wide technologies. His recent client list includes Fujitsu Consulting Services and Texas Capital Bank.