Dr. Brigitte Steinheider is the Director of the Organizational Dynamics graduate program for the University of Oklahoma - Tulsa.  Designed to produce high quality workforce development services to the Tulsa area, the Organizational Dynamics Masters program has been recognized for its innovative application of cutting-edge theory to real world workplace problems. Dr. Steinheider has conducted organizational consulting and training for the Tulsa business community, vocational-technical institutions, and law enforcement agencies throughout Oklahoma and the region.  Her research with regard to shared leadership in police organizations has garnered widespread recognition and has been lauded by both criminal justice researchers and leading police foundations as groundbreaking.  This body of work has been widely published and presented at international academic and professional conferences all over the world.  Dr. Steinheider’s other research interests and publications concern interdisciplinary collaborations and knowledge sharing processes in organizations and research institutions. 

Brigitte Steinheider received her MS in Psychology in 1990 from the Heinrich-Heine-University in Düsseldorf, her MBA in 1992 from the University of Applied Sciences in Düsseldorf, and her Ph.D. from the Technical University of Dresden in 1996.  Prior to coming to the U.S. in 2002, she was a research scientist and project leader at the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering in Stuttgart, Germany where she worked with clients such as Volkswagen AG, DaimlerChrysler AG and Robert Bosch AG.  She is also a former Fellow of the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center of the University of California at Santa Barbara, a graduate of the Center for Creative Leadership, and an alumnus of Leadership Tulsa.

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