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Michael Diamond

Professor, Director of the Center for the Study of Organizational Change
Truman School of Public Affairs

573-882-1474
DiamondM@missouri.edu

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Biography

Diamond, Michael

Dr. Michael A. Diamond is Professor and Director of the Center for the Study of Organizational Change at the Truman School of Public Affairs at the University of Missouri. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland in 1981. He currently teaches graduate (MPA and PhD) courses in organizational analysis and change, organization studies, logics of inquiry, readings in contemporary psychoanalytic theory, a practicum in organizational diagnosis, group dynamics and conflict resolution, among others. His more than 32 years of writing and research is focused on the nexus of psychoanalysis, organizational politics and culture.  Following publication of his (1993) book, The Unconscious Life of Organizations, Diamond was awarded the 1994 Harry Levinson Award for Excellence in Consulting Psychology from the American Psychological Association, the 1999 William T. Kemper Fellow for Excellence in Teaching and the 2005 Faculty-Alumni Award from the University of Missouri. He has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and has authored and co-authored several books. His most recent article (2014) “Metaphoric Processes and Organizational Change: A Contemporary Psychoanalytic Perspective” is published in Organisational and Social Dynamics, and (2013) “Repetition and the Compulsion to Repeat: Psychodynamic Challenges in Organizational Learning and Change” is published in Administration & Society. His latest (2009) book is entitled: Private Selves in Public Organizations, New York and London: Palgrave Macmillan. He is a practicing organizational analyst and consults with public, private, and nonprofit organizations. He is past co-editor-in-chief of the American Review of Public Administration and is currently on the editorial boards of Psychoanalysis, Culture, & Society, Organisational and Social Dynamics, and Administration & Society. He is past-president and founding member of the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations (ISPSO).

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