About the Author
Angela L.M. Stopper

Dr. Angela L.M. Stopper is the Chief Learning Officer & Director of People and Organization Development at the University of California, Berkeley. She is responsible for the team who creates and delivers campus-wide learning initiatives supporting supervisory, management, functional, technical and non-technical learning efforts for the campus's 9,000 staff and faculty administrators. In addition, her team is responsible for onboarding, re-boarding and overall employee engagement programming; campus career and professional development programming; and organization development efforts focused on strategic planning, succession planning, change management, and more. 

In addition to her work at UC Berkeley, Dr. Stopper is a faculty member with Penn State World Campus, where she has developed and is teaching a course for the online Master of Professional Studies degree in Organization Development and Change titled Marketing Organization Development.

Before UC Berkeley, Dr. Stopper was the Director of Program Innovations and Executive Education at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management. In this role, she helped the School fully realize its goal to build and deliver a comprehensive portfolio of non-credit program offerings for corporate clients. Prior to her time in California, Dr. Stopper worked in numerous roles at the Pennsylvania State University, including as the Managing Director of Global Partnerships and Director of Business Programs for Penn State Outreach & Online Education where she was responsible for identifying strategic collaboration opportunities to build the Penn State global network. Before this, she spent 12 years working with Penn State Executive Programs in numerous positions, concluding her time there as the Assistant Director of Operations.

Dr. Stopper's research focuses on many facets of organization development. Her book, Assessment and Diagnosis for Organization Development: Powerful Tools and Perspectives for the OD Practitioner, was published in spring 2017. Other highlights of Dr. Stopper's past research include numerous internal and external corporate needs assessments; workshop development and facilitation in the United States, the Netherlands, Dubai, Japan, Saudi Arabia and China; consulting projects focusing on leadership development, coaching, workforce and talent planning and development, as well as diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging; and numerous research papers and publications related to the business of developing people and organizations for success in an ever changing world.   

Dr. Stopper holds a B.S. in Marketing and International Business, a M.S. in Workforce Education and Development, and a Ph.D. in Workforce Education and Development with a concentration in Human Resources and Organization Development.