Ken Kerber is an organizational psychologist and educator who uses his understanding of how people learn and change to deliver powerful development solutions for organizations, teams, and individuals. Ken has consulted with over 70 organizations since starting his own consulting and training business in 2003. Ken teaches graduate courses in management, organizational change, and management consulting skills in the McCallum Graduate School of Business at Bentley University, the D’Amore-McKim Graduate School of Business at Northeastern University, and the graduate business school at Framingham State University.

Selected Publications

  • Kerber, K.W. & Buono, A.F. (2018). The Rhythm of Change Leadership. Organization Development Journal, 36, 55-72. 
  • Kerber, K. W. & Buono, A. F. (2010). Intervention and Organizational Change: Building Organizational Change Capacity.  In A. F. Buono & D. W. Jamieson (Eds.), Consultation for Organizational Change. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing. 
  • Buono, A.F. & Kerber, K.W. (2010). Creating a Sustainable Approach to Change: Building Organizational Change Capacity. SAM Advanced Management Journal, 75, 4-14. 
  • Buono, A.F. & Kerber, K.W. (2008). The Challenge of Organizational Change: Enhancing Organizational Change Capacity.  Revue Sciences de Gestion, 65, 99-118. 
  • Kerber, K. W. & Buono, A. F. (2004). Leadership challenges in global virtual teams: Lessons from the field. SAM Advanced Management Journal, 69, 4-10. 

Selected Presentations

  • Kerber, K. W. & Buono, A.F. (2018). In Defense of Directed Change: A Viable Approach in the Rhythm of Change. Management Consulting Division, Academy of Management, Chicago, IL, August. 
  • Kerber, K.W. (2012). Mastering the challenge of organizational change. International Society for Performance Improvement Massachusetts Chapter, Newton, MA, April.
  • Buono, A.F. & Kerber, K.W. (2009). Intervention and Organizational Change: Building Organizational Change Capacity. Managerial Consulting Division, Academy of Management, Chicago, IL, August.
  • Buono, A.F. & Kerber, K. (2009). Building Organizational Change Capacity. Fourth International Conference on Management Consulting, Vienna, Austria, June.
  • Kerber, K.W. & Buono, A.F. (2007). Enhancing Change Capacity: Client-Consultant Collaboration and Emergent Change. Management Consulting Division, Academy of Management and Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark, June.

Education

  • PhD, Personality Psychology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Research & Teaching Interests

Dr. Kerber’s teaching and research interests fall in three areas: implementing organizational change, building high performing teams, and developing leadership and management skills.

Industry & Academic Experience

Dr. Kerber is the founder and principal of Kerber & Associates, a consulting and training business focused on delivering powerful development solutions for organizations, teams, and individuals. Prior to starting his business, Dr. Kerber was the Director of Training & Development at 3Com Corporation in the computer networking industry.

Services to the Profession

Dr. Kerber is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and the Association for Talent Development.