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Ruth Wagner

Executive in Residence Department of Public Administration and Policy

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 Management Systems. Most recently, she has done significant work for clients across the Department of Defense. With two faculty teammates, Ruth led a transformation of the MSOD research methods curriculum from traditional statistics to a powerful, results-focused experiential course based on Action Research principles to ready students for the consulting projects in year 2 of the MSOD curriculum. Ruth teaches the Methods and Models of Change course in the MSOD Program and the Organization Diagnosis and Change course in the Key Executive MPA Program.

Degrees

PhD Fielding Graduate University, Human & Organization Development MS American University, Organization Development BA University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Physics

Office
SPA - Public Admin and Policy
Spring Valley Building - 605C
Contact Info
(202) 885-2952

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For the Media
To request an interview for a news story, call AU Communications at 202-885-5950 or submit a request.

Partnerships & Affiliations

Teaching

  • Summer 2018

    • PUAD-010 Intro Exp Ed & Learning Comm: Intro Exp Ed & L.C. MSOD 78
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    • PUAD-648 Methods and Models of Change: Methods & Models Chg MSOD 77
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  • Spring 2019

    • PUAD-010 Intro Exp Ed & Learning Comm: Intro Exp Ed & L.C. MSOD 79
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    • PUAD-648 Methods and Models of Change: Methods & Models Chg MSOD 78
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    • PUAD-654 Organization Diagnosis & Chng: Org Diagnosis & Chng Key 53
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    • PUAD-654 Organization Diagnosis & Chng: Org Diagnosis & Chng Key 53
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