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Nathan Gerard is an Assistant Professor at California State University, Long Beach, in the Department of Health Care Administration and a Research Associate at the University of Missouri’s Center for the Study of Organizational Change. Nathan received his Ph.D. from Columbia University in Social-Organizational Psychology with a focus on the psychoanalytic study of organizations. Nathan also holds a Master of Science in Philosophy of Mental Disorder from King’s College London and a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Psychology from Tufts University. Nathan’s research explores the evolving relationship between the individual and the organization from a psychoanalytic perspective, with particular focus on the topics of motivation, meaning, creativity, and alienation at work. Nathan also has an enduring interest in the intersection of psychoanalysis and critical theory. Prior to completing his Ph.D., Nathan held research posts at University College London and the Institute of Psychiatry. Nathan was also a visiting scholar at London Business School’s Center for Scientific Enterprise. Nathan’s research has appeared (or is forthcoming) in Organisational and Social Dynamics; Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice; The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist; Journal of Health Organization and Management; and Ephemera: Theory and Politics in Organization.


Contact Information

  • Position Title: Research Associate
  • Personal Title: Assistant Professor
  • Location: California State University
  • E-mail address: Nathan.Gerard@csulb.edu