Nancy Southern



Nancy Southern
Organizational Learning & Technology
Saybrook University
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Nancy Southern, Ed. D served as executive faculty member at Saybrook University for over 10 years chairing the MA and PhD programs in Organizational Systems and the School of Organizational Leadership and Transformation. She now participates as an adjunct faculty member in the OS programs. She teaches courses in Action Research, Organizational Culture and Cross-Cultural Management, Transformative Learning, Self and Organization, Dialogue, and Leading Organizational Transformation. Her research interests intersect culture, collaboration, community and innovation using qualitative methodologies including action research, hermeneutics, phenomenology, and other interpretative and transformative approaches.

Nancy's work is focused on creating cultures of collaboration in public, private, and non-profit organizations and local communities. She has worked with senior and mid-management teams to help build their capacity for engaging in meaningful conversations and appreciative, critical inquiry to address their challenges and create the organizational changes they desire.

Nancy serves on the editorial boards of Integral Leadership Review, Journal for Transformative Education, and the OD Practitioner. She has published 3 book chapters and numerous articles that reflect her inquiry into creating the conditions for transformative learning and change.

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Education History
Degree Institution Year
Ed.D University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 1997
Executive MBA St. Mary's College, Moraga, CA 1987
BA Psychology Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA 1973
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