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  • NTL Institute

    Emeritus Member

  • Journal of Applied Behavioral Science

    Editorial Board

  • Journal of Change Management

    Editorial Board


  • Spring 2016

    • PUAD-642 Organization Theory/Diagnosis: Org Theory/Diagnosis MSOD 73
    • Description
  • Fall 2016

    • PUAD-642 Organization Theory/Diagnosis: Org Theory/Diagnosis MSOD 74
    • Description

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Selected Publications

  • Bushe, G. R., & Marshak, R. J. (Eds.)(2015). Dialogic Organization Development: The Theory and Practice of Transformational Change. Oakland, CA: Berrett-Koehler Publishers.
  • Marshak, R. J. (2009) Organizational Change: Views from the Edge. Bethel, ME: The Lewin Center.
  • Bushe, G. R., & Marshak, R. J. (2009) “Revisioning Organization Development: Diagnostic and Dialogic Premises and Patterns of Practice,” Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, Vol. 45, No. 3.
  • Marshak, R. J., & Grant, D. (2008) “Organizational Discourse and New Organization Development Practices,” British Journal of Management, Vol. 19, pp.S7-S19.
  • Marshak, R. J. (2006) Covert Processes at Work: Managing the Five Hidden Dimensions of Organizational Change. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers.

Honors, Awards, and Fellowships

  • Douglas McGregor Memorial Award for "Revisioning Organization Development: Diagnostic and Dialogic Premises and Patterns of Practice," with G. R. Bushe, Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, Best Article of 2009.
  • Best Paper Award for “A Discourse-based Theory of Organizational Change.” With D. Grant., OD&C Division, Academy of Management, 2009
  • Visiting Fellowship awarded by the Institute of Advanced Study, University of Warwick, Coventry, England, May 2008
  • University Faculty Award for Outstanding Teaching in an Adjunct Appointment, American University, 2001
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Organization Development Network, 2000  

Professional Presentations

  • Marshak, R.J. (2015) “Thoughts on Transformational Change in Government Systems.” Presentation for British Civil Service Organisation Development and Design Summit Conference, London, January 27, 2015.
  • Marshak, R. J. (2013) “Covert Processes: Exploring the Hidden Barriers to Organizational Change.” Invited one-week seminar, Cape Cod Institute, Eastham, MA, July 29-August 2, 2013. 
  • Marshak, R. J. (2011) “Organization Development in the USA: Past, Present, Future.” Keynote presentation for the Organization Development Network-Japan Conference, Tokyo, Japan, January 31, 2011.
  • Marshak, R. J. (2010). "Organization Development Approaches to Change." Invited presentation to members of the British Civil Service at the National School of Government, London, UK  March 29, 2010. 
  • Marshak, R. J. (2010). “OD Morphogenesis: New Premises, Permutations and Possibilities.” Keynote Address, NTL Conference on the New OD, National Labor College, MD, March 19, 2010.
  • Marshak, R. J. (2010). “The Hidden Dimensions of Organizational Change.” Guest Speaker, Change Management Distinguished Speaker Series, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University, March 17, 2010.
  • Marshak, R. J. "Organization Development and Post Confucian Countries." Invited lecture at University of Pennsylvania, 2009.
  • Marshak, R. J. “The Hidden Barriers to Organizational Change.” Invited lecture at the Graduate School of Global Human Resource Development, Chung Ang University, Seoul, Korea, 2008.
  • Marshak, R. J. “The Power of Conceptual Metaphors to Shape Organization Strategy and Change.” Keynote address for the Metaphor in Strategy and Organization Workshop, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick, Coventry, England, 2008.