Robert J. Marshak is Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence for Organization Development Programs at the School of Public Affairs, American University, and has been an organizational consultant for more than forty years. He received the Organization Development Network's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000 and the Douglas McGregor Memorial Award for the Best Article in the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science in 2009. He has published three books, including two with Berrett-Koehler, and more than 80 book chapters and articles in leading academic and practitioner journals. Among the organizations Dr. Marshak has consulted with are BASF, Exxon, GlaxoSmithKline, UNICEF, and a wide range of U.S. government agencies and offices.
Dr. Marshak has taught organization dynamics and change leadership in SPA since 1977. His areas of expertise include: organizational change and development, organizational discourse, and organization theory and behavior. Dr. Marshak has served on the Boards of NTL Institute and the Organization Development Network, and was Acting Editor of the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science. He received the OD Network’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and is the author of over 85 publications on consulting and change. Dr. Marshak also held senior executive level positions in policy and management analysis in the US Government.