Columbia U. professor to lecture on organization change and development

Columbia U. professor to lecture on organization change and development
February 3, 2010

Phil Brozynski, Media Relations Manager
(630) 829-6094

W. Warner Burke, Ph.D., professor of psychology and education and coordinator for the graduate programs in social-organizational psychology at Columbia University in New York, will lecture at Benedictine University from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 10 in the Krasa Student Center, Second Floor. Burke will present “Organization Change and Development: Theory and Practice for Tomorrow” as part of the Master of Science in Management and Organizational Behavior (M.S.M.O.B.) “Contemporary Trends in Change Management” lecture series. Burke earned a bachelor’s degree from Furman University and a master’s and Ph.D.from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to joining the Columbia faculty in 1979, he served in senior positions at Clark University and the NTL Institute and as executive director of the OD Network. Burke's consulting experience has been with a variety of organizations in business-industry, education, government, religious and medical systems. A Diplomate in Industrial/Organization Psychology through the American Board of Professional Psychology, he is also a fellow of the Academy of Management, the American Psychological Society, the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and past editor of both Organizational Dynamics and The Academy of Management Executive. He has authored more than 100 articles and book chapters in organizational psychology and authored, co-authored or edited 14 books. Burke is also Associate Editor of the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science. He has received numerous awards, including he Distinguished Scholar-Practitioner Award from the Academy of Management and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the OD Network in 2003. Burke’s interests include: behavioral practices associated with superior leaders and managers and their performance; multi-rater feedback; organizational culture; inter-organizational relations; empowerment in the workplace; leading and managing organization change; and organizational diagnosis and change. The lecture is open to the public, but seating is limited. Registration is required. The cost is $490. For more information on the lecture, call Bryan Frederick, M.S.M.O.B. program manager, at (630) 829-6223.


Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois, and Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls nearly 10,000 students in 56 undergraduate and 19 graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the sixth consecutive year in 2016. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org). For more information, contact (630) 829-6300, admissions@ben.edu or visit ben.edu.