Michael A. Diamond

Michael A. Diamond
Working Title
Professor Emeritus
People Type

PhD from University of Maryland at College Park


Dr. Michael A. Diamond is Professor Emeritus of Public Affairs and Organization Studies, University of Missouri, Columbia. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland in 1981. His more than 35 years of writing, teaching, and research are focused on the nexus of psychoanalysis, organizational politics and culture. Following publication of his (1993) book, The Unconscious Life of Organizations, Diamond was awarded the 1994 Harry Levinson Award for Excellence in Consulting Psychology from the American Psychological Association. He also received the 1999 William T. Kemper Fellow for Excellence in Teaching and the 2005 Faculty-Alumni Award from the University of Missouri. He has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and has authored and co-authored many books including his newest (2017) book Discovering Organizational Identity, University of Missouri Press. His earlier (2009) book, Private Selves in Public Organizations, published by Palgrave Macmillan. He is a practicing organizational consultant working with public, private, and nonprofit organizations. He is currently on the editorial boards of Psychoanalysis, Culture, & SocietyOrganisational and Social Dynamics, and Administration & Society. He is past-president and founding member of the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations (ISPSO), past member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and past member of the International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP). He is chief editor of Advances in Organizational Psychodynamics book series published by The University of Missouri Press (UMP). He serves on the steering committee of the L.J. Gould Center for Systems-Psychoanalytic Studies of the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR) in New York. He lives and works in Manhattan.

Selected Publications

Discovering Organizational Identity 
Michael A. Diamond

University of Missouri Press, Columbia (forthcoming Fall 2016)

Private Selves in Public Organizations 
Michael A. Diamond and Seth Allcorn

Palgrave Macmillan, New York and London

The Unconscious Life of Organizations 
Michael A. Diamond

Quorum Books, Greenwood Publishing Group, Westport, CT

Repetition and the Compulsion to Repeat: Psychodynamic Challenges in Organizational Learning and Change 
Michael A. Diamond

Administration & Society 45 (5): 499-521