In addition to their academic credentials and scholarly achievements, all faculty members of the San Francisco Bay Campus Organization Studies Graduate Programs are experienced consultants and managers who are actively engaged in professional practice. Listed below are brief professional bios of each current core faculty member.
Organizational Studies Our Core Faculty–Educators and Experienced Practitioners
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Ira M. Levin, PhD, Program Director & Professor, holds a PhD in organizational psychology
from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Masters of Science in Clinical Psychology from Illinois Institute of Technology. He has nearly 30 years of experience consulting with senior executive leadership across a wide range of industries including health care, high technology, financial services, biotechnology, retail, and professional services firms. Prior to the startup of his own consulting firm, Dr. Levin was National Practice Leader for Organization Transformation with Cap Gemini Ernst & Young LLC. He also served as the Organization Practice Leader for Kaiser Permanente and was an executive in the organization effectiveness and human resources consulting practice at KPMG Peat Marwick. He specializes in the areas of organization change implementation, organization culture realignment, organization design, leadership development and team development. Jo Sanzgiri, PhD, Professor, holds an MBA from Tulane University and a PhD in Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh. She has been an educator, researcher and practitioner in organizational behavior and change for more than thirty years. She has served as a consultant at Westinghouse, Bell Labs, Johnson & Johnson, etc. Recently, Benedictine University named her “one of the most distinguished women practitioners in the field of Organization Development, locally and globally”. One of her particular areas of expertise is in the application of organizational behavior and management practices across international settings. Rebecca Turner, PhD Professor is an organizational consultant and executive coach, drawing upon 30 years of diverse professional experience as a principal investigator in scientific research, academic administration, teaching and consulting. As a consultant to businesses and other organizations, her work focuses on leadership development, navigating personal transitions and change, managing conflicts, and facilitating change for organizational initiatives. She has consulted with executives and professionals in both small and large (Fortune 100) companies. In the last ten years, Dr. Turner has consulted to individuals and teams in technology, medicine, insurance, architecture and design, law, professional services, manufacturing, academia and others. She is the Past Chair of Division III, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, for the California Psychological Association (CPA) and a member of the Division of Consulting Psychology and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP). Dr. Turner was previously a faculty member at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine where she conducted research on interpersonal relationships and emotion, and their impact on health and risk behaviors. In work that was funded by the National Institutes of Mental Health, she published empirical studies on the physiology of emotion and stress. Dr. Turner earned a PhD in psychology in 1987 from George Washington University and was a postdoctoral scholar at Stanford University in the early ’90s Kathryn Goldman-Schuyler, PhD, Associate Professor, holds a PhD in Sociology from Columbia University and has worked as both an internal and external organizational consultant for over twenty years. She has led organization change projects in Europe and Asia, as well as in the US, with a focus on executive team development, strategic change, and organizational learning. Dr. Goldman-Schuyler has taught in graduate programs at JFK University, the Naval Post-Graduate School, and the Monterey Institute of International Studies. Her international focus is reflected by her studies in Paris on a Fulbright Fellowship and by both study and teaching in the Soviet Union. Dr. Goldman-Schuyler is a certified clinical sociologist and Feldenkrais practitioner, bringing these interests into her research on ethics, embodied learning, and leadership development. She teaches the Research Seminar for doctoral students, Foundations of Organizational Development and Consulting, Organizational Ethics and Social Responsibility, and Ethics in Practice and Research.
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Organizational Psychology Positions held by MGSM Alumni Qualcomm, Inc, Sr. Vice President of Training and Development Disney, Director of Employee and Organization Development IBM, Senior Manager, Business Consulting Services Accenture, Senior Consultant, Human Performance HealthNet, Manager of Organizational Effectiveness
Mary Fambrough, PhD, Associate Professor, earned a Masters degree in Organization Development from Pepperdine University and PhD in Organizational Behavior from Case Western Reserve University. She has taught in the MBA and Executive Management of Technology programs. Her background includes over ten years as a business founder and Executive Vice President of a mechanical engineering firm in the construction industry in Silicon Valley where she gained experience in business development, strategic planning, labor relations, and human resource management. She also has an extensive background in organization consulting working in the private, public, and non-profit sectors including such noted companies as AT&T, Lucent Technologies, The Federal Reserve Bank, University Hospitals of Cleveland, NASA Lewis Research Center, and various public school systems. Projects involved implementation of new technologies, integration of divisions, development of competency models, management training curriculum design; leadership development program design and implementation; job design; and conflict resolution. Dr. Fambrough teaches courses in qualitative research methods, research design, cultural diversity, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, & transsexual (LGBT) issues in the workplace. Her research interests include learning and teaching across differences, LGBT issues, diversity in the workplace and the classroom, self-as-instrument in qualitative research, and power and status. Dr. Fambrough is also a Fellow in the Rockway Institute at Alliant International University. Barry B. Grossman, PhD, MBA Senior Lecturer earned his doctorate in psychology at Indiana University and his MBA at Golden Gate University. He is an organization development consultant with over 28 years of experience spanning multiple industries including financial services, high technology, healthcare and retail. He specializes in the areas of leadership development, team development, conflict resolution, and the implementation of organization change. Dr. Grossman has been using innovative methods to train and development organization consultants for over 15 years. Prior to his developing his own independent organizational consultancy, Dr. Grossman was Manager of Human Resource Development for Syntex International where he was responsible for programs on executive development, translating corporate culture into operational terms and training Human Resource Generalists to become more effective internal consultants. Dr. Grossman teaches courses in the professional practice sequence of the masters and doctoral curriculums and serves as the faculty coordinator for all field work and internship programs, as well as managing the SF Organization Consulting Center.
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