Faculty – Harlow Cohen

HarlowCohen - Professor, Organizational Behavior

Faculty Director, MPOD Program
Professor, Organizational Behavior

(216) 368-6135

Initially Appointed: 2005

Harlow Cohen is a Professor of Organizational Behavior and is the Faculty Director for the Master of Science Program in Positive Organization Development & Change. He has been an adjunct faculty member and guest lecturer for the Masters Program in Organization Development for ten years prior to joining the university full time. He was nominated twice for the Weatherhead School of Management Teaching Excellence award. Cohen has also been a faculty coach for the MBA Action Learning Program, and is a certified coach in developing leadership through emotional intelligence. Cohen received his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Case Western Reserve University, and a Master of Science degree in Organization Development & Analysis also from CWRU.

Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University, 1986
M.S., Case Western Reserve University, 1979

Interests and Courses


Strategic decision making simulations
An Integrated Theory of Implementation
Converting inert knowledge into positive outcomes


Strategic thinking
Effective implementation tactics
Consulting methods
Organization design

Recent Courses and Syllabi

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Selected Publications

  • Cohen, H.
    Disruptive Organizational Simulation


  • Cohen, H. (Presenter Only) Northern Ohio Human Resource Professional Society, "Fast, Flat and Flexible: Designing Winning Organizations", Executive Education, (2011).
  • Cohen, H. (Presenter & Author) Heights Hillcrest Chamber of Commerce - Breakfast Series, "Achieving Positive Change by Tackling the Obvious", Heights Hillcrest Chamber of Commerce , Cleveland, Ohio. (2009).

Academic and Professional Activities

  • Marshall, Commencement Ceremony, 2012 - Present
  • Workshop Organizer, ITS Leadership Retreat, 2012
  • Faculty Advisor, MPOD, 2011 - 2012
  • Marshall in graduation ceremony, Commencement Ceremony, 2011
  • Faculty Mentor, Junior Jumpstart, 2010
  • Faculty Advisor, MPOD, 2009 - 2012
  • Committee Member, Accreditation Committee, 2009 - 2010
  • Faculty Advisor, Visiting Committee, 2009 - 2010
  • Guest Speaker, Heights Hillcrest Chamber of Commerce, Cleveland, Ohio, 2009 - Present
  • Committee Member, PhD admissions committee, 2008
  • Committee Member, Accreditation Committee, 2008
  • Faculty Advisor, MPOD, 2007 - 2009

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