Deborah A. O’Neil | Weatherhead School at Case Western Reserve University
Executive Education Instructors
Deborah A. O’Neil

Deborah A. O’Neil, PhD

Dr. Deb O’Neil has 25+ years of experience in management, leadership and organization development. She is actively engaged in both the academic and the business worlds as a professor, executive coach and organizational consultant. Dr. O’Neil is an Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior in the Department of Management, College of Business Administration, Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, teaching classes in organizational behavior, organization development, and change management in the Executive Master in Organization Development (EMOD), MBA and undergraduate programs. She is also the Director of the EMOD program. Prior to her appointment at BGSU she was a member of the Organizational Behavior faculty at the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, teaching classes in leadership development in the MBA, Executive MBA, MS in Nonprofit Management, and Executive Education programs. She remains affiliated with Case as an instructor and executive coach for the Weatherhead School’s Executive Education programs, and as an executive coach for faculty and administrators through the University’s ACES+ (Academic Careers in Engineering and Science) program.

Dr. O’Neil’s most recent executive coaching and consulting practice has focused on leadership and emotional competency development, career development, mentoring, and strategic change management. She is a consultant in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. A sample list of organizations with which she has worked includes Alcoa, Cleveland Clinic, the Cleveland Municipal School District, Ernst and Young, Fifth Third Bank, Goldman Sachs, KeyCorp, McKinsey & Company, and Roadway Express.

Dr. O’Neil’s research is focused on the processes that assist individuals and organizations in being effective, successful, and productive. She has published articles on career, leadership and organization development. Her work has appeared in such venues as Consulting Psychology Journal, Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Managerial Psychology, Career Development International, Journal of Change Management and Journal of Management Education.

Prior to returning to school to pursue her doctorate, Dr. O’Neil was a Senior Consultant with Citibank in New York working with the leadership teams of the Retail, Real Estate, and Business & Professional Groups. She was responsible for employee coaching and development, building competency models, and curriculum design and delivery. She also managed credit training for the New York Bank.

Dr. O’Neil holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, a Master of Science Degree in Organization Development/ Human Resource Development from The American University in Washington DC, and Bachelor’s Degrees in Secondary Education, Journalism and English from the University of Rhode Island.