The Marcus Group
The Marcus Group

Biographical Sketch – Eric C. Marcus, Ph.D.

Eric C. Marcus, Ph.D. has been a consultant to organizations since 1984. He is a principal of The Marcus Group, a consulting firm that specializes in enhancing the capacity of individuals, groups and organizations. He has worked with a wide variety of domestic and international public and private sector client systems, most recently: The American Management Association, Avon Products, Inc., Berlex Laboratories, Chase Insurance Agency, Citigroup, GM-UAW, JPMorganChase, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, NASA-Marshall Space Flight Center, Neighborhood Housing Services of NYC, PDI, Union Settlement Association, United Nations – Department of Peacekeeping Operations, Visiting Nurse Service of New York and others.

Eric’s work is devoted to providing support to individuals, groups and organizations interested in addressing issues that are central to much of organizational life: team development, diversity, feedback, conflict and its productive resolution, leadership development and coaching, change, and related areas. The core of his work is on creating opportunities for individuals and groups to increase their skills at productively joining together to maximize organizational effectiveness.

Eric attained his doctorate and masters degrees from Columbia University in applied social psychology. He holds a bachelors degree from Harpur College, SUNY-Binghamton. He has been certified in New York State as a mediator and has done extensive community mediation.

Articles by Dr. Marcus have appeared in Academy of Management Executive, Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice; and, OD Practitioner. Most recently, he has completed co-editing The Handbook of Conflict Resolution: Theory and Practice (2nd Edition), in which he has a chapter on Change and conflict. Dr. Marcus is a member of the International Association for Conflict Management, Metropolitan NY Association for Applied Psychology, Organization Development Network, and Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Dr. Marcus serves as an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Management at Baruch College and in the Department of Organization & Leadership at Columbia Teachers College. He is recent past President of the Organization Development Network of Greater New York and currently serves on their Advisory Board.