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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 will now co-teach the Group Theory and Change Facilitation course with Professor Dick Axelrod.


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

Spring Valley Building - 605C
Contact Info
(202) 885-2952

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For the Media
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Partnerships & Affiliations


  • Spring 2017

    • PUAD-648 Methods and Models of Change: Methods & Models Chg MSOD 74
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    • PUAD-654 Organization Diagnosis & Chng: Org Diagnosis & Chng Key 51
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  • Summer 2017

    • PUAD-010 Intro Exp Ed & Learning Comm: Intro Exp Ed & L. C. MSOD 76
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    • PUAD-648 Methods and Models of Change: Methods & Models Chg MSOD 75
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