My current interests are exploring and understanding the human experience in systems and culture, be they family, work, or community.
To this end, my research tends to focus on the human experiences of organizational culture, collective empathy, complex social systems, entrepreneurial thinking processes, leadership for sustainable change and social impact, and creativity in organizational problem-solving.
Scholarship: Articles published and in progress.
- Harkins, D. L. (2021). The Boy Scouts of America: How society’s changing attitudes affect nonprofit culture. Organization Development Journal, 39(2), 83–96.
- Rogers, B. Q., O’Brien, K. I., Harkins, D. L., Mitchell, T. G., & O’Neil, D. A. (2021). COVID-19 and OD: Unplanned disruption and the opportunity for planned talent development. Organization Development Review, 53(2), 61–67.
Scholarship: Conference presentations and talks.
- Harkins, D. L. (2023, May 18). The impact of Collective Empathy on Organizational Performance [Conference presentation]. International Society for Organization Development and Change. Mobile, AL, United States.
- Harkins, D. L. (2019, October 18). Building sustainable revenue generation for creative careers with licensing. [Conference presentation]. Society for Arts Entrepreneurship Education. Ames, IA, United States.