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Sherry Camden-Anders

Adjunct Professor
Alliant Faculty Member

Dr. Camden-Anders has been an organization development (OD) consultant and a provider of employee education and development since 1978. As a free lance consultant, she has consulted to a variety of clients in both public and private sectors. She has held executive management and senior consultant positions during her career within major corporations: UOP (Manager - Organization & Employee Development, Director/Team Leader - Worldwide Change Management: SAP implementation); BP/Amoco (Senior Consultant - Corporate Headquarters, Faculty - Corporate University: The Amoco Management Learning Center), Allstate Insurance (Senior Consultant - Corporate Headquarters).

As a free lance consultant her experience ranged from Fortune 500 to small entrepreneurial companies in financial, utility, oil, insurance, health care, consumer products, and retail industries to not-for-profit social service and governmental agencies. A partial list of organizational clients include: Cincinnati Gas & Electric, Dean Witter, Discover Card, BP/Amoco, Edward Lowe Industries, Clarin, Inc., Chicago White Metal, Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, Allstate Motor Club, University of Chicago Hospitals, Grant Hospital, Kaiser-Permanente, Central Valley Children's Hospital, Citigroup, Montgomery Ward, Illinois Department of Health & Human Services, Employment Security, Social Security Administration, State of Illinois Chamber of Commerce, Archdiocese of Chicago, Northwestern University Family Institute.

Professional Interests
  • Mergers and acquisitions (merging of cultures)
  • Organizational change-large systems change
  • Strategy development
  • Executive and leadership development
  • Implementation of training and design
  • Information technology implementations
Education and Certifications
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Organization Development, Benedictine University, Lisle, IL
  • MS in Organization Development, George Williams College, Downers Grove, IL
  • BA, Psychology Major, St Xavier University, Chicago, IL
  • Introduction/Principles of Organization Development
  • Managing Transitions: Individual and Organizational
  • Leadership and Management Behavior
  • Organizational Ethics and Social Responsibility
  • Organizational Change and Development
  • International OD
  • Organizational Consulting Skills Development
  • Cultural Diversity in Organizations
  • Coaching and Self-Development
Scholarship and Contributions to the Field
  • Camden-Anders, S. (2010). "Great reads that have changed your life and OD practice." Summer issue of Seasonings, the OD Network, Practitioner's online journal.
  • Camden-Anders, S. (2009). Quoted response as expert consultant for Case Study. In OD Practitioner, The transition isn't working. H. Johnson, 41, 3, 50-53.
  • Camden-Anders, S. & Anders, L. (2004). Quoted response as expert consultant for case study. In OD Practitioner, Rioting in the third ward, H. Johnson, 36 (2), 40-43.
  • Camden-Anders, S. (2003). Quoted response as expert consultant for Case Study. In OD Practitioner, 360 Degree feedback in Electronics, H. Johnson, 35 (1), 38-42.
  • Camden-Anders, S. and Knott, T., (2001) Contrast in Culture: Practicing OD Globally, in Sorensen, P., Head, T. Yaeger, T., & Cooperrider, D., 3rd Edition. Global and international organization development. Champaign, IL: Stipes Publishing, L.L.C.
  • Camden-Anders, S. (2001, March 2) Global Organization Development: Case Studies and Challenges, Paper accepted by Academy of International Business, Southwest Chapter of Academy of Management. New Orleans, LA.