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Toby Egan

Associate Professor

School of Public Policy



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Toby Egan, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the School of Public Policy and the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland (UMD). He was previously a tenured professor at Texas A&M University, Purdue University Graduate School, and has also taught at the University of Minnesota, George Washington University, and the University of Houston. Prior to joining academia, he was a vice president in the Professional Development Group/Korn Ferry international, a global organizational consulting firm. Egan recently received the School of Public Policy Research Excellence Award.

Egan’s research emphasizes learning organizations and organization development, dyadic workplace development, creativity, COVID-19 responses, and social innovation. His research is widely cited—with more than 4300 Google Scholar Citations. He has been awarded the outstanding early career scholar award by the Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD), was co-author of two Human Resource Development Quarterly best journal articles, was awarded Best Article in Review of Public Personnel Administration journal and received the Best Research Article Award by the World Institute for Action Learning.

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