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Barbara Mink
Barbara Mink, EdD
Doctoral Faculty - School of Human & Organizational Development
Austin, TX

EdD, Higher Education, Duke University, 1971


Areas of Instruction:

  • Organization Development and Change
  • Adult Learning
  • Leadership and Management
  • Organizational Theories

Scholarly & Professional Interests:

  • Designing adult learning
  • Team development
  • Managing change
  • Action research consultation
  • Networked organizations
  • Community college leadership and governance

Professional Memberships:

  • Global Austin
  • Executive Women in Texas Government
  • Austin Area Urban League
  • Texas Association of Community College Trustees and Administrators 
  • Envision Central Texas 
  • Capital Area Council Of Governments  

Honors and Awards:

  • Elected to Pi Mu Epsilon (national mathematics honorary).
  • Listed in: Outstanding Educators of America; Who's Who in American Women; and Who's Who in the South and Southwest.
  • Texas Writing Competitions: Poetry and Essay Divisions
  • Elected for two terms (through public election) to Board of Trustees, Austin Community College District, Austin, Texas -- Terms of office 2000-2006 and 2006-2012
  • Visiting Scholar plaques from The University of Texas-Austin, Community College Leadership Program for each year from 2005 to present.
  • Leadership Texas 2008 (Selected to be one of the 100 women from across the state of Texas to study the educational issues and the changing economy of Texas)


  • Mink, B, Husson, W.J., & Stiller, J (2007) Organizational Learning at an Institution in the Business of Learning: A Case Study. OD Practitioner,Vol.39, No.4 (27-32)
  • “College/Public School Alliances to Address State-wide Decline in Citizen Education Level” in Proceedings of the National Conference of the Adult Higher Education Alliance, October 2005.
  • Open Organizations: A Model for Effectiveness, Renewal, and Intelligent Change. Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1994. (With Elizabeth Downes, Oscar Mink, and Keith Owen.)
  • Developing High Performance People: The Art of Coaching. Addison-Wesley, 1993. (With Keith Owen and Oscar Mink.)
  • Change at Work. Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1993. (With Pieter Esterhuysen, Oscar Mink, and Keith Owen)
  • Groups at Work. Educational Technology Publications, l987. (With Oscar Mink and Keith Owen.)
  • Confronting Student Attitudes. Media Systems Corporation, a subsidiary of Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc., 1979 (With John E. Roueche and Oscar G. Mink.)
  • The Language of Mathematics. Prentice-Hall Publishing Company, 1979. (With Nelda Roueche.)
  • Assessing Student Opinion of the Learning Experience. Media Systems Corporation, a Subsidiary of Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc., 1979. (With John E. Roueche and Oscar G. Mink.)
  • Developing and Managing Open Organizations: A Model and Methods for Maximizing Organizational Potential.
  • Learning Concepts, Inc., 1979. (With Oscar G. Mink and James M. Shultz.)
  • "Focusing on Mastery and Individualized Instruction." New Directions for Higher Education, Winter 1977.
  • Implementing Personalized Instruction. Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, 1975.

Additionally, I have been cited as a substantial contributor to the content of several works including: \

  • Telecom Manager’s Planning Guide and Workbook: Strategies for Continuous Improvement. Telecom-Australia, 1991.
  • Proceedings of the TQMI International Conference. Australia Total Quality Management Institute, 1991.
    The Prelude: A Novel for Managers. Telecom Australia, 1993.

In addition to the above cited works during the course of my over forty years of consulting and training with profit and non-profit organizations, I have written numerous comprehensive training manuals in the areas of: Team Development; Coaching and Mentoring; Organizational Change; Leadership Development; Stress Management; Reality Therapy; Transactional Analysis for Mangers.



I have been very active doing professional presentations for my entire professional career. I have made an average of two professional presentations a month to various groups for the past 40 years. These included speeches to national conventions and regional associations as well as seminars presented to groups within a particular organization. I would estimate that in my professional career so far that I have presented to at least 25,000 different professional persons.
Titles of some recent presentations have included:

  • Leadership Success Factors
  • The Community Briefing Program and Community College Foundation Development
  • Providing Access to Educational Opportunities in Rural Communities: The Role of an Urban Community College
  • No One to Waste: A Board Members Perspective
  • A Partnership of Business and Community Colleges to Meet Workforce Needs of the Nonprofit Sector
  • Adult Learners in the 21st Century
  • Developing Effective Community Alliances
  • Serving a Culturally Diverse Community: Connecting All Students to College
  • Linking Mater Planning, Budget Development and Effectiveness Measures
  • College/Public School Alliances to Address State-wide Decline in Citizen Education Level
  • Systematic Models of Organizational Change

Funded Grants/Contracts:

  • Two year grant from the U.S. Department of Education/Department of Defense to develop and pilot test curriculum modules to train for physician assistants and dental assistants.

Professional Experience:

  • Dean, School of Human and Organizational Development, Fielding Graduate University (1997 to 2001)
  • Professor, School of Human and Organization Development, Fielding Graduate University(1978-present)
  • Director, Community College Leadership Concentration & Adjunct Professor, School of Educational Leadership and Change (ELC), Fielding Graduate University (2002 – 2010)
  • Board of Trustees, Austin Community College District, Austin TX Initial publicly elected term 2000-2006; Re-elected in 2006 for a second term 2006-2012. Board Vice Chair, 2002-2004; Board Chair, 2004 – 2006 and 2010 to 2012; Board Secretary, 2009-2010. ACC Foundation Board Member, 2000-2002; and 2008-2010
  • Guest Lecturer, School of Education, University of Texas at Austin, 2007 to present Periodic lectures in doctoral level courses in: Organizational Change & Behavior; and Social/ Cultural Influences on Education.
  •  Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Australia Visiting Professor, Innovation and Service Management Program, (1990 to 2000)
  • President, Somerset Consulting Group, Inc., Austin, TX (1977 – 1998)
  • Austin Community College, Austin, TX, Associate Dean, Learning Resources and Staff Development, (1973-1977)
  • Mitchell College, Statesville, North Carolina Dean of Educational Development and Chairperson, Division of Mathematics and Applied Science, (1971-1973)
  • National Laboratory for Higher Education, Durham, North Carolina Program Associate for Training, Junior and Community College Division, (1969-1971)
  • Duke Hospital, Durham, North Carolina Statistician and Computer Programmer, Immunology Department, (1968-1969)
  • Gaston Community College, Gastonia, North Carolina Mathematics Faculty Member, (1967-1968)

Other Professional Activities:

  • Board Member: Free Minds Project
  • Board Member: ARC of Central Texas
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