L. Douglas (Doug) Kiel is Professor of Public Affairs and Administration at the University of Texas at Dallas. He also holds an appointment as academic director of the Leadership Center in the School of Management at UTD. Kielís current research interests include how cognitive biases influence organizational change efforts, mental health in the workplace and the neuroscience of leadership and management. He is a leading authority in the application of the complexity sciences to management and organizations. More than 100 different academic journals cite Dr. Kielís works. The fields represented by these journals range from public administration, to business management, to health care management and the law. Academic journals from fields as diverse as economics, geography, psychology, music and nuclear science also cite Dr. Kielís works.
His book, Managing Chaos and Complexity in Government: A New Paradigm for Change, Innovation and Organizational Renewal (1994), received the 1994-95 best book award from the Public and Non-Profit Sector division of the Academy of Management. His edited books include Chaos Theory in the Social Sciences: Foundations and Applications (1996), Nonlinear Dynamics, Complexity and Public Policy (2000) and Knowledge Management, Organizational Intelligence and Learning, and Complexity (2008).
Doug serves as a consultant and trainer to numerous government and business organizations.