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.
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, 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.