Ann M. O'Roark, Ph.D.

Author of: The Quest for Executive Effectiveness

Ann M. O'Roark is a consulting psychologist who works with individuals and organizations interested in management and leadership development. Dr. O'Roark serves as on-call instructional faculty for the American Management Association's Executive Effectiveness Course and for the Center for Creative Leadership's Leadership Development Program. She is president-elect of the American Psychological Association's Division of Consulting Psychology and recently completed terms as Secretary of the International Council of Psychologists and as Consulting Psychology's Treasurer. Dr. O'Roark served on the Board of the Society for Psychologists in Management and the International Association of Applied Psychology Division of Psychological Assessment. She is a Fellow in the American Psychological Association and the Society for Personality Assessment, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Assessment Psychology. Dr. O'Roark serves as Regional Editor, USA and Canada, for World Psychology and on the editorial review board for the Journal of Consulting Psychology.

Dr. O'Roark received her Ph.D. from the University of Florida, 1974, an M.Ed. from the University of Florida in 1972, and her bachelor's degree from the University of Kentucky, 1955. She became a licensed psychologist in 1975, Kentucky Board of Examiners. She completed post-doctoral work in behavioral neurobiology at UF (1983) and independent studies at the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich in 1992. Prior to becoming a private practice consultant, she was Deputy Secretary of the Education and the Arts Cabinet and Assistant State Treasurer in Kentucky. For five years, in addition to maintaining her private practice, Dr. O'Roark served in a part time Administrative Officer position for the Society for Personalty Assessment. Clients include financial institutions, medical centers, state and federal agencies as well as enterprises and industrial firms. Before shifting from journalism, undertaking teaching and studies in Princeton, NJ, Dr. O'Roark was one of the first two women hired to work in the news office of the Washington Post, Washington, DC, 1955.

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