Associates

 

Michael A. Diamond, Ph.D.

Director
University of Missouri

Michael A. Diamond is Professor of Organizational Analysis and Change, Director of the Center for the Study of Organizational Change at the Truman School of Public Affairs at the University of Missouri. His PhD from the University of Maryland, College Park, was received 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 30 years of writing and research is focused on the nexus of psychoanalysis, organizational politics and culture. 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 scholarly peer-reviewed journals for over 30 years and has authored and co-authored four books. His article “Repetition and the Compulsion to Repeat: Psychodynamic Challenges in Organizational Learning and Change” is published in Administration & Society, July 2013 and his article “Metaphoric Processes and Organizational Change: A Contemporary Psychoanalytic Perspective” is published in Organisational and Social Dynamics 14 (1) 2014. His latest (2009) book (with Seth Allcorn) is entitled: Private Selves in Public Organizations, New York and London: Palgrave Macmillan. He is a practicing organizational analyst with over 30 years of experience. He has consulted with public, private, and nonprofit organizations, including several Fortune 100 companies. He is past co-editor-in-chief of the American Review of Public Administration and on the editorial boards of Administration & Society, Psychoanalysis, Culture, & Society, Organisational and Social Dynamics. He is past-president (1991-93) and founding member of the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations (ISPSO).

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Guy Adams, D.P.A.

Associate
University of Missouri

Adams’ research has focused on public service ethics, history and theory, and on organizational symbolism and culture. His book, Unmasking Administrative Evil, with Danny L. Balfour, won the 1998 Louis Brownlow Book Award, the National Academy of Public Administration’s highest award for excellence in public administration scholarship, as well as the 1998 Best Book Award from the Public and Nonprofit Division and the 2002 Best Book Award from the Social Issues in Management Division, both of the Academy of Management. He was awarded the 2007 Marshall E. Dimock Award for the best lead article in the Public Administration Review. Adams has over seventy scholarly publications, including books, book chapters, and articles in the top national and international public affairs journals. He currently serves as Co-Editor-in-Chief of the American Review of Public Administration. In 2008, Adams received the Faculty-Alumni Award for distinguished contributions as a scholar and teacher, given by the Alumni Association of the University of Missouri. He has served as Chair of both the Section on Public Administration Research and the Section on Public Administration Education of the American Society for Public Administration; on the Executive Committee of the Public Administration Section, American Political Science Association; and is a member of the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics and the Standing Conference on Organizational Symbolism (Europe).

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Seth Allcorn, Ph.D., M.B.A.

Associate

Seth Allcorn, Ph.D., M.B.A. is Professor of Professional Practice in the Truman School of Public Affairs.
He is the former Vice President for Business and Finance at the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine. Dr. Allcorn has more than twenty years of experience working with physicians, hospitals and academic medical centers. He has served as a financial and administrative Assistant Dean at the Texas Tech School of Medicine and Associate Dean for the Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola–Chicago. He has also managed two departments of internal medicine for the University of Missouri–Columbia and University of Rochester. He has worked for more than twenty years as a part-time and full-time organizational consultant specializing in the management of change, strategic planning and organizational restructuring. Dr. Allcorn is extensively published. He is the author or co-author of a dozen books, a half a dozen chapters and over seventy-five papers that have appeared in scholarly and practitioner journals. He is a founding member of the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organization.

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David P. Levine, Ph.D.

Associate
University of Denver

David Levine is currently Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. Prior to joining the Korbel School, he was Professor and Chair in the University’s Department of Economics. Between 1973 and 1981, he was Assistant and Associate Professor of Economics at Yale University. Professor Levine was educated at the University of Wisconsin (B.A., economics, 1969), Yale University (Ph.D., economics, 1973) and The Colorado Center for Psychoanalytic Studies (Certificate in Psychoanalytic Scholarship, 1994). He has published several dozen articles and eleven books in economics and political economy, most recently Poverty, Work and Freedom: Political Economy and the Moral Order (with S. Abu Rizvi, Cambridge 2005) and Welfare, Right and the State (Routledge 2008). He has also published in the field of applied psychoanalysis, most recently Attack on Government: Fear, Distrust, and Hatred in Public Life (Pitchstone Publishers 2004), Politics without Reason:  The Perfect World and the Liberal Ideal (Palgrave Macmillan 2008), Object Relations, Work and the Self (Routledge Mental Health 2010) and The Capacity of Civic Engagement: Public and Private Worlds of the Self (Palgrave Macmillan 2011).

Karen Poulin, Ph.D.

Associate
Washington State University

Karen L. Poulin earned her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Oregon in 1993. She pursued post-doctoral training in organizational change at the University of Missouri-Columbia’s Center for the Study of Organizational Change (CSOC) while appointed as a senior clinician and Training Director of an APA-accredited doctoral internship in professional psychology at the University of Missouri-Columbia Counseling Center. Currently on faculty at Washington State University’s College of Extension in the area of youth development, she continues to hold an appointment as a Consulting Associate with CSOC. Over the past ten years, she has drawn from psychoanalytic, systems, and grounded research theories in consulting to both private and public organizations, with emphasis in healthcare and education.  Her commitments to interdisciplinary exchange and the theory-practice dialectic are reflected in her conference presentations, publications, professional service and teaching, for which she has won multiple awards.  Dr. Poulin has presented to such varied audiences as the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations, the American Psychological Association, the American Academy of Family Practice, the American Educational Research Association, the American College Personnel Association, the National Science Teachers Association, and the Association of Theater in Higher Education. Her current research efforts are directed at uncovering the tacit knowledge imbedded in the practice of experienced, field-based Extension practitioners. Her recent selection as a Western Extension Leadership Development scholar will allow her to extend her research into the area of administration.

Shelley Reciniello, Ph.D.

Associate

Dr. Reciniello has a Clinical/Social Psychology Doctorate from the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research where she was a New School Scholar and recipient of the New School Alumni Fellowship. Psychoanalytically trained and a student of Dr. Harry Levinson’s seminal model of organizational diagnosis and intervention, Dr. Reciniello was one of the first women in the EAP field. Dr. Reciniello has focused on the following research interests and provides presentations and consulting expertise in these areas: 1) the psychological underpinnings of organizations; 2) male executives and emotional sacrifices in the attainment of success and power; 3) professional women and identifying and overcoming external and internal barriers to success, health, and satisfaction; 4) creative artists and the intersection of creativity and personality. She is an active member of the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations and an associate of the Center for the Study of Organizational Change at the University of Missouri. She consults with organizations and executives nationally, in Europe, and in Asia, and she maintains a private therapy and coaching practice: SRA – Shelley Reciniello, Ph.D. & Associates. Since 1995, Dr. Reciniello has been researching, speaking, and writing about female leadership, gender integration, and the assimilation of women into organizations. She consults to organizations regarding these issues on a regular basis, coaches senior women, and presents innovative seminars and workshops for professional women which have been particularly well-received within the clinical and business communities.

Howard F. Stein, Ph.D.

Associate
University of Oklahoma

Currently Professor Emeritus, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Dr. Stein was also Special Assistant to the Chair in his department. He taught in OUHSC for nearly 35 years. He long coordinated behavioral sciences teaching at community-based family Medicine residency programs and has taught behavioral sciences to Family Medicine resident physicians, physician’s assistant (P.A.) students, P.A. affiliated students, and graduate students in occupational health. For eleven years he consulted on a monthly basis with the Southwest Oklahoma Family Practice Residency Program in Lawton, Oklahoma. From 1985-2012 has also served as coordinator of Balint groups in the Oklahoma City Family Medicine program. Dr. Stein received his B.A. in historical musicology from the University of Pittsburgh in 1967, and his Ph.D. in anthropology from the same institution in 1972. During his graduate training at the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, and the Department of Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh, he received two Maurice Falk Medical Fund Predoctoral Fellowships (1967-1972). He taught for six years in the Department of Psychiatry at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN. During his last two years at Meharry, he co-coordinated the residency training program in the Department of Psychiatry (with A.K.M. Fakhruddin, M.D.). Dr. Stein has authored more than two hundred scholarly, clinical, and research papers and chapters, over thirty book reviews, and has twenty-five published books. In late 2006 he was nominated for Oklahoma Poet Laureate. His most recent book is In the Shadow of Asclepius: Poems from American Medicine (2011). He currently works part-time as Interdisciplinary Seminar facilitator in the American Indian Diabetes Prevention Center, Oklahoma City, OK.

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Last modified: December 21, 2014.

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