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.


Richard Axelrod Sr Adj Prof Lecturer

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

John Bennett Adjunct 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-Gre

Anastasia Bukashe Senior Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Dr. Anastasia Bukashe, based in 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 peace

Jacob de Jong Senior Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Joep C. de Jong is an experienced international OD scholar-practitioner. He is currently Founder, Managing Director and principal shareholder of JLS International BV, an organization that provides hig

Harry Hertz Adjunct Assoc Prof

Dr. Harry Hertz has had extensive experience in analyzing organizational performance and strategy. He has been responsible for interpreting “the leading edge of validated management practice” from 199

Deatrus LaCour Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Dr. LaCour is Industrial-Organizational Psychologist and faculty member at the MSOD program at American University. He also holds an appointment as

Robert Marshak Distinguished 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, dialogic organization development, organiza

Matt Minahan Adjunct Associate Professor SPA | Public Administration

Matt Minahan, Ed. D., is president of MM & Associates, an international consulting firm specializing in strategy, structure, leadership development, and communications.

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Patricia Parham Adjunct Assoc Prof

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 org

John Vogelsang Adjunct Associate Professor

John D. Vogelsang has been working for over thirty-eight years in the areas of board development, strategic planning, organizational transitions and restructuring, conflict transformation, participato

Ruth Wagner Adjunct Professor SPA | Public Administration

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 i

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Enrique Zaldivar Adj Sr Prof 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 an