Deborah O'Neil, Ph.D.
- The first is being conducted with colleagues at the Cleveland Clinic and is part of a multi-study research design on leadership in health care. It is a qualitative study investigating the indicators of successful leadership for physicians in the current health care environment. The intent of this research is to inform incumbent and emerging physician leaders as well as medical schools and physician training programs about the critical factors that result in successful physician leaders.
- The second is a conceptual piece. Drawing on the literature in environmental sustainability and career development, she is working to develop a framework for career sustainability which incorporates three specific elements: the interdependent relationship between individual careerists and their ecosystems which consist of families, organizations, communities and society; the necessity for a focus on both short and long term career development strategies; and the notion of holding a balanced perspective between economic, environmental, and social concerns, the career triple bottom line, when establishing and sustaining careers.
- The third is a study on the underlying forces in organizations and society that cause executive women to deny the existence of gender-related barriers, despite their continued experience of them. Using a grounded theory approach on interviews conducted with 50 executive women in financial services, the research examines this individual-level phenomenon, which we refer to as "gender blindness", and contrasts it with the dissatisfaction these same women express with women's advancement overall within their company, which we refer to as "generic dissatisfaction".
Doctor of Philosophy, Organizational Behavior, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, 2003
M.S., Human Resource Development/Organization Development, American University (AU/NTL), Washington, D.C., 1993
B.A., Secondary Education, Journalism and English, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, 1979
Senior Lecturer, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, 2003 – 2007
Visiting Professor, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, 2006 – 2007
Visiting Professor, ESADE Business School, Senior Executive Program, Madrid, Spain, 2004
Adjunct Faculty, Bowling Green State University, College of Business Administration, Department of Management, Bowling Green OH, 2005 – 2006
Adjunct Faculty, Professorial Lecturer appointment in the American University/National Training Lab (AU/NTL) MSOD Program - National Labor College, Washington, D.C., 2005
Adjunct Faculty, Woodhull Institute for Ethical Leadership, NY, NY, 01 – present
University Instructor, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, 1999 – 2003
Academy of Management, Careers Division Executive Committee - Elected Member - 2008-2011
Academy of Management Organization Development and Change Division Endowment Fund (2007).
Case Western Reserve University ACES (Academic Careers in Engineering and Sciences) NSF ADVANCE Opportunity Grant (2005).
O'Neil, D.A., Hopkins, M.M. & Sullivan, S.E. (2011). Do Women's Networks Help Advance Women's Careers? Differences in Perceptions of Female Workers and Top Leadership. Career Development International, 16(7), 733-754.
O'Neil, D.A. (2011). The value of emotional intelligence for high performance coaching: A commentary. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 6(3), 329-331.
Casile, M., Hoover, K., & O'Neil, D.A. (2011). Both-and, not either-or: Service-learning as a tool for moral development and intellectual learning. Education and Training, 53(2/3), 129-139.
Hopkins, M.M., O'Neil, D.A., FitzSimons, K., Bailen, P. & Stoller, J.K. (2011). Leadership and Organization Development in Healthcare: Lessons from the Cleveland Clinic. In J. Wolf, H. Hanson, M. Moir, L. Friedman & G. Savage (Eds.) Organization Development in Healthcare: Conversations on Research and Strategies. Advances in Health Care Management, Volume 10, 151-165. Emerald Group Publishing LTD.
Bilimoria, D., O'Neil, D.A., Hopkins, M.M., & Murphy, V. (2010). Gender in the Management Education Classroom: A Collaborative Learning Journey. Journal of Management Education, 34(6), 848-873.
Hopkins, M.M., O'Neil, D.A. & Bilimoria, D. (2010). What could an executive coach do for an association football manager? A commentary. Annual Review of High Performance Coaching and Consulting. Multi-Science Publishing Co. Ltd., 49-52.
O’Neil, D. A., Hopkins, M. M., & Bilimoria, D. (2009) Coaching Women Athletes: Insights from Business and Management. Annual Review of High Performance Coaching and Consulting, 73-96.
O’Neil, D.A. & Sharp, E. (2009) Hit or Miss? Assessing the Fit between Learning Outcomes in OD&C Graduate Programs and Organizational Requirements for OD&C Practitioners. Organization Development Journal.
Hopkins, M. M., O’Neil, D. A., Passarelli, A. & Bilimoria, D. (2008). Women’s Leadership Development: Strategic Practices for Women and Organizations. Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, 60, 4, 348-365.
O’Neil, D. A., Hopkins, M. M. & Bilimoria, D. (2008). Women’s Careers at the Start of the 21st Century: Patterns and Paradoxes. Journal of Business Ethics, 80, 4, 727-743.
O’Neil, D.A. (2008). The Importance of Organizational Diagnosis. OD Practitioner, 40, 51-54.
Hopkins, M. M., O’Neil, D. A. & Williams, H. (2007). Emotional Intelligence and Board Governance: Leadership Lessons from the Public Sector. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 22, 7, 683-700.
Bilimoria, D., Hopkins, M.M., O’Neil, D.A. & Perry, S. (2007). Executive coaching: An effective strategy for faculty development.In A. Stewart, J. Malley & D. Lavaque-Manty (Eds.) Advancing women in science and engineering: Lessons for institutional transformation. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press.
Hopkins, M. M. & O’Neil, D. A. (equal authorship) (2007). Women and success: Dilemmas and Opportunities. In D. Bilimoria & S. K. Piderit (Eds.) Handbook of Women in Business and Management. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing.
Hopkins, M. M., O’Neil, D. A. & Bilimoria, D. (2006). Effective leadership and Successful Advancement: Perspectives from Women in Health Care. Equal Opportunities International, 25, 4, 251-271.
O’Neil, D. A. & Bilimoria, D. (2005).Women’s Career Development Phases: Idealism, Endurance, and Reinvention. Career Development International, 10, 3, 168-189.
O’Neil, D. A., Bilimoria, D. & Saatcioglu, A. (2004). Women’s Career Types: Attributions of Satisfaction with Career Success. Career Development International, 9, 5, 478-500.
O’Neil, D. A. & Hopkins, M. M. (2004). Listening to the City on the M34. Group Facilitation: A Research and Applications Journal, 6, Spring.