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Ruth Wagner Adjunct Professorial Lect Department of Public Administration and Policy

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(202) 885-2952
SPA - Public Admin and Policy
Spring Valley Building - 605C
PhD Fielding Graduate University, Human & Organization Development

MS American University, Organization Development

BA University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Physics

Dr. Ruth Wagner is a graduate of the AU MSOD program and a very active OD scholar-practitioner. After an early career in software engineering, Ruth led a change management practice of 50 consultants in the role of Vice President for American Management Systems. Most recently, she has done significant work for clients across the Department of Defense. With two faculty teammates, Ruth led a transformation of the MSOD research methods curriculum from traditional statistics to a powerful, results-focused experiential course based on Action Research principles to ready students for the consulting projects in year 2 of the MSOD curriculum. Ruth teaches the Methods and Models of Change course in the MSOD Program and the Organization Diagnosis and Change course in the Key Executive MPA Program.
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Fall 2022

  • PUAD-054 Organization Diagnosis/Change: Org Diagnosis/Change DOI 90

Spring 2023

  • PUAD-054 Organization Diagnosis/Change: Organztn Diagnsis/Chng USSS9

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