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Debra A. Noumair

Professional Background

Educational Background

  • Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Ed.M., Teachers College, Columbia University
  • B.S., Boston University
  • Scholarly Interests

    • Executive education and change leadership
    • Leadership development and executive coaching
    • Group and organizational dynamics and the application of systems thinking to individual, team, and organizational performance

    Selected Publications

    Shani, A. R. & Noumair, D. A. (Eds.) (in press). Research in Organizational Change and Development, Volume 22. UK: Emerald Books.

    Golom, F. D. & Noumair, D. A. (in press). No Add-Ons Necessary: Cultural and Pedagogical Implications of a Competency-Based Approach to Training I-O Psychologists. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice. Wiley-Blackwell.

    Shani, A. R., Pasmore, W. A., Woodman, R. W., & Noumair, D. A. (Eds.). (2013) Research in Organizational Change and Development, Volume 21. UK: Emerald Books.

    Noumair, D. A. (2013). Cultural revelations: Shining a light on organizational dynamics. International Journal of Group Psychotherapy, 63(2) 153-176.

    Noumair, D. A., Winderman, B., & Burke, W. W. (2010). Transforming the A. K. Rice Institute: From club to organization. The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 46(4) 473–499.

    Burke, W. W. & Noumair, D. A. (2009).  Action learning and organization development.  In Dilworth, R. L. & Boshyk, Y. (Eds.), Action learning and its applications. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

    Cytyrnbaum, S., & Noumair, D.A. (Eds.). (2004). Group dynamics, organizational irrationality, and social complexity: Group relations reader 3: The A. K. Rice Institute, Jupiter, FL.

    Noumair, D.A. (2004). Diversity and authority conferences as a social defense. In L. J. Gould & L. Stapley & M. Stein (Eds.), Applied experiential learning: The group relations training approach. Madison, CT: Psychosocial Press.

    Noumair, D. A. & Burke, W. W. (2002). The Multiplicity of Roles and Demands for the Leader as Partner. In L. Segil, J. Belasco & Goldsmith, M. (Eds.) The Leader as Partner.

    Burke, W.W., & Noumair, D.A. (2001). Personality assessment in organization development. In A.H. Church & J. Waclawski (Eds.), Handbook of Organization Development. San Francisco: Jossey Bass.

    Reed, G. M., & Noumair, D. A. (2000). The Tiller of Authority in a Sea of Diversity: Empowerment, Disempowerment, and the Politics of Identity. In E. Klein & F. Gabelnick & P. Herr (Eds.), Dynamic consultation in a changing workplace. Madison, CT: Psychosocial Press.

    biographical information

    professional organization membership

    Member, American Psychological Association
    Member, Academy of Management
    Member, Organization Development Network

    ORLJ 4901: Research and independent study in social-organizational psychology

    ORLJ 5014: Special topics in organizational psychology

    Faculty. New and emerging developments, practices, and concerns in the field of social-organizational psychology are examined and evaluated. Topics are announced in the schedules distributed each semester.

    ORLJ 6343: Practicum in change and consultation in organizations

    Permission required. Prerequisite: ORL 5362 and ORLJ 4005. Enrollment limited. Open to doctoral candidates and others who have a strong background in social science, organizational behavior, administration, psychology, or business. Planned change in organizations. Offers the opportunity to study and experience anticipated consultant roles during the entry, diagnostic, and intervention phases of efforts to effect change. Special fee.

    ORLJ 6349: Practicum: Process Consultation

    Permission required. Limited to doctoral students. Topics are announced in the preliminary and final course schedules distributed each semester.

    ORLJ 6901: Advanced research and independent study in social-organizational psychology

    ORLJ 8900: Dissertation advisement in social-organizational psychology

    Fee to equal 3 points at current tuition rate for each term. For requirements, see section on Continuous Registration for Ed.D./Ph.D. degrees.

    Centers and Projects

    Executive Education Programs in Change and Consultation
    Website: http://www.tc.columbia.edu/leadchange/