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Ph.D. in Organization Development
Ph.D. in Organization Development

OD Trends

OD Trends aims to provide scholars and practitioners in the fields of management and organization development an insight into the global discussion of the future of OD. The columns are authored by internationally respected professors with nearly 70 years collectively investigating, implementing and instructing best practices for managing effective organizations.


In the News: Passion for civic and social issues leads activist to Benedictine’s OD program
A community activist, William Towns has made it his life’s work to help institutions and nonprofits develop policies and initiatives that help serve the community.
In the News: Benedictine professor receives lifetime achievement award
In recognition of his lasting impact in the field, Peter Sorensen Jr., Ph.D., was honored with the Organization Development Network’s prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award on Monday, October 16.
Organizations need to become more agile, adaptable to successfully manage through change and uncertainty
The world in which businesses operate today is uncertain, chaotic and changing at a more rapid pace than ever before.
In the News: BenU preparing Chinese student to become health care change agent
China faces many public health challenges. Among them is the need to improve the management of health care services for the country’s 1.3 billion people.
Career aspirations in corporate world, higher education find commonalities in Ph.D. in OD pursuit
A Ph.D. in Organization Development (OD) can give working professionals freedom, increased options and autonomy.


Peter Sorensen

Peter Sorensen Jr., Ph.D., is an award-winning scholar, a distinguished educator and a world-recognized pioneer.

For nearly a half-century, Sorensen has been a leader in the field of Organization Development. The director of the Ph.D. in Organization Development (OD) and the Master of Science in Management and Organizational Behavior programs at Benedictine University, Sorensen was instrumental in developing one of the first master's-level programs in OD.

Therese Yaeger

Therese Yaeger, Ph.D., a professor in Benedictine’s M.S. in Management and Organizational Behavior and Ph.D. in OD programs since 2001, is a former division chair for the Management Consulting Division of the national Academy of Management and one of the top professionals in the world of OD.

She has served as executive board member of the Southwest Academy of Management, and is a registered consultant through the International Society for Organization Development.

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