Edward “Ned” Powley

Associate Professor of Management, Naval Postgraduate School (NPS)

Edward H. Powley, Ph.D. (Ned) is an Associate Professor of Management in the Department of Defense Management (DDM) at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS). He teaches courses in organizational behavior, leadership, teams, organizational change, and resilience. At NPS, he has facilitated workshops, coaches senior leaders, and teaches modules on leadership and emotional intelligence for the Center of Executive Education (CEE), the Human Resources Center of Excellence (HRCOE). He has also been involved in leadership development, and organizational resilience and culture projects for the Marine Forces Reserve (MARFORRES).

He is co-editor of the Research Handbook of Organizational Resilience (Edward Elgar) and has published scholarly and practitioner articles on organizational resilience, organizational change and culture, appreciative inquiry, leadership and organizational healing in Human Relations, Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, Academy of Management Executive, Journal of Business Ethics, The Handbook of Positive Organizational Scholarship, Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Journal of Management Spirituality and Religion, and other journals.

Ned has 25 years experience in organizational and leadership development, having consulted and conducted research with a variety of organizations including Johns Hopkins University Medical Institutes, Prudential Retirement, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Navy, Roadway Express, Society for Organizational Learning’s Sustainability Consortium, and Stephen R. Covey and Associates. He also worked for the Corporate Executive Board and for The World Bank Group.

B.A., Brigham Young University, (Anthropology)
M.A. The George Washington University (Organizational Management)
Ph.D. Case Western Reserve University (Organizational Behavior)