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Doug Dierking

Professor of Instruction

Department:     Management

Industry Areas:     Employee Development, Negotiation, Organizational Culture

Research Areas:     Human Resource Management, Leadership, Management Science, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Change and Redesign, Organizational Culture, Organizational Learning & Change, Workplace Environment

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Doug Dierking is a professor of instruction for the Department of Management at The University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business. An award- winning teacher, Dierking teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in sustainable leadership, leading people and organizations, creating and managing human capital, the art and science of negotiation, consulting, and change management.

Dierking is also a long-time consultant, working with employee teams and executives at international companies and in the public sector on issues related to leadership, recruiting, attracting and retaining talent, change management, and virtual teams. His clients have included Coca-Cola, Royal Dutch Shell, Southwest Research Labs, NASA, ISN, Texas Instruments, Dell, and Samsung.

Dierking earned a Ph.D. in educational psychology from UT, an M.Ed. in counseling from the University of Missouri, and a B.S. in psychology from the University of Central Missouri.



McCombs School of Business TEMBA Faculty Honor Roll


Texas Exes Teaching Award


McCombs School of Business TEMBA Faculty Honor Roll


Hank and Mary Harkins Foundation Award for Effective Teaching in Undergraduate Classes


Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Excellence in Teaching Award


Honors Business Association, Professor of the Year,


Weinstein, C.E. and Doug R. Dierking. 2003. The Impact of a Course in Strategic Learning on the Long-Term Retention of College Students. in , Bedford/St. Martin’s Press.

Doug R. Dierking, C.E. Weinstein, and J. Husman. 2000. Self-Regulation Interventions With a Focus on Learning Strategies, in Handbook of Self-Regulation, M. Boekaerts, P. Pintrich and M. Zeidner, eds. New York: Academic Press.

Weinstein, C.E., Doug R. Dierking, Husman, J., Roska, L.A., and Powdrill, L.. 1999. The Impact of a Course in Strategic Learning on the Long-Term Retention of College Students, in Developmental Education: Preparing Successful College Students, J.L. Higbee and P.L. Dwinell, eds. Columbia, South Carolina: National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, 85-96.

Doug R. Dierking, C.E. Weinstein, L. Powdrill, J. Husman, and L. Roska. 1998. Strategic Learning: A Conceptual Model, Instruction, and Assessment, in Evaluation & Fostering of the Teaching of Intell. Dev. in the Sciences, S.Castaneda, ed. Mexico City: Autonomous University of Mexico.

Doug R. Dierking, D.R. Palmer, G.R. Hanson, L. Powdrill, L. Roska, J. Husman, E. McCann, and C.E.Weinstein. 1997. The Design and Evaluation of a Course in Strategic Learning, in Developmental Education: Meeting Diverse Student Needs, J. Higbee and P. Swinell, eds. Chicago: National Association of Developmental Education.