Debra Noumair



Ph.D., Teachers College Columbia University


Group and organizational dynamics and the application of systems thinking to individual, team, and organizational performance


Dr. Noumair teaches courses on group dynamics, organizational change and consultation, organizational dynamics and theory, and process consultation. She is the author of articles and book chapters on group relations and the analysis of diversity issues in groups, organizations, and social systems. She is recently edited Group Dynamics, Organizational Irrationality, and Social Complexity: Group Relations Reader 3, which brings the theoretical and practical application of group relations concepts to life in teams, organizations, communities, and society.

Dr. Noumair is an Associate Professor of Psychology and Education in the Department of Organization and Leadership at Teachers College, Columbia University. In addition, she is Director of the Advanced Organization Development and Human Resource Management Program (ODHRM) sponsored by Teachers College, Columbia University and The University of Michigan and she is on the core faculty of leadership development programs sponsored by the Department of Executive Education at the Columbia University Business School. A licensed psychologist in the State of New York, Dr. Noumair maintains a private practice of organizational consultation and executive coaching.

Dr. Noumair does executive coaching using multi-rater feedback with senior executives. She consults to groups and organizations on team effectiveness, inter-group and inter-organizational relations, and issues related to diversity at work.