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Rob Patterson, Ph.D.

“My passion is working with people to provide them and their organizations an understanding of what they need to be successful.”

Rob brings a wealth of experience to CMA, with deep expertise in the areas of training, intervention evaluation, survey design, organizational change and development, organizational assessment, and employee selection and development. He has in-depth knowledge of the healthcare and government sectors and has worked with both international companies and nonprofit organizations. Light-hearted by nature, he often uses humor to break the ice and foster trusting relationships with peers and clients, regardless of the industry.

Before joining the CMA family, Rob was the Lead Measurement Consultant in the training and development arm of the Veteran’s Health Administration where he worked on both clinical and non-clinical projects. While there, he made significant contributions by creating face-to-face and virtual training programs and evaluating their effectiveness, consulting on the creation of leadership development programs and leading teams to plan for the implementation of organizational changes.

Rob earned his Bachelor’s in Psychology from University of Missouri – Columbia and his Master’s degree in Research Methods and a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Saint Louis University. He wrote his dissertation on factors that predict resistance to organizational change, which has helped him immensely working with clients.

In his free time, Rob enjoys hiking, writing and working with kids as a mentor for the local nonprofit Urban Future.

Follow Rob on Twitter @DrRobPatterson.