Faculty – Harlow Cohen

Harlow Cohen - Professor, Organizational Behavior
Faculty Director, MPOD Program
Professor, Organizational Behavior

Peter B. Lewis Building 439
Office Hours: Tues, Weds, & Thurs 1-5pm

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 nominated multiple times 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.

PhD, Case Western Reserve University, 1986
MS, Case Western Reserve University, 1979

Initially Appointed: 2005

Interests and Courses


Strategic decision making

An Integrated Theory of Implementation

Converting inert knowledge into positive outcomes


Strategic thinking

Effective implementation tactics

Consulting methods

Organization design

Change Management

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

  • Organization Development Network. 2015 - 2016
  • Organization Development Network. 2012 - Present
  • 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
  • Committee Member, PhD admissions committee, 2008
  • Committee Member, Accreditation Committee, 2008
  • Faculty Advisor, MPOD, 2007 - 2009


  • 2016 John S. Diekhoff Award for Distinguished Graduate Student Mentoring, CWRU, Weatherhead School of Management. (2016).