Dr. Keith Ray brings more than 25 years of experience in organization development and leadership to the director role, building a successful organization development practice that cultivated leadership and change with government and commercial clients. Keith earned his doctorate in Human and Organization Systems from Fielding in 2009. His research investigated how and why people invoke the concept of culture in organizational settings.
As a scholar-practitioner, Keith has combined his research interests and OD practice by creating customized cohort-based leadership development programs, studying leadership development impacts within organizations, and conducting studies using social network analysis and narrative methods. Keith has partnered closely with clients to understand how organization development and leadership occurs in the day-to-day communicative actions. Theories of social constructionism and complexity inform his practice and his writings. Keith has authored book chapters on Dialogic Process Consultation and Dialogic Leadership Development and several articles on the same subjects.
Fielding has a long tradition in the field of Organization Development. The newly redesigned MA in Organization Development and Leadership program adds to this legacy by being an accelerated 1-year remote program focused on the needs of mid-career learners. By helping commercial, non-profit, government, and civil society organizations, the practice of organization development is becoming a vital skill in our rapidly changing and complex world. Fielding’s MA in Organization Development and Leadership program can help learners develop the knowledge and skills to tackle the most challenging problems facing organizations today.