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Toby Tetenbaum


Toby Tetenbaum


Educational Leadership, Administration, and Policy

113 West 60th Street
Room 1119E

Toby Tetenbaum is a licensed psychologist, former Professor in the Division of Psychological and Educational Services (PES), and currently Professor in the Division of Educational Leadership, Administration and Policy (ELAP).

In addition, she is a consultant, trainer and executive coach for several Fortune 500 companies as well as for non-profit organizations and school systems.


Post-doctoral Fellow, the Psychodynamics of Leadership, Harvard University, 1988-1989

PhD Educational Psychology, New York University, 1974

MS Education, CCNY, 1970

BA Psychology, Hunter College 1960


Research Interests

All issues of Organizational Behavior

Chaos Theory in Leadership

Creativity and Innovation in Organizations

Organizational Culture

Women in Leadership

Selected Publications


Carucci, R. & Tetenbaum, T. (1999). The value-creating consultant: How to build and sustain lasting client relationships. New York: AMACOM.


Tetenbaum, T. & Carucci, R. (2004). Gathering data and diagnosing situations. In Fombrun, C. & Nevins, M. (eds). The advice business, 179-203. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall.

Carucci, R. & Tetenbaum, T. (2004). Interventions: Getting the client to change. In Fombrun, C. & Nevins, M. (eds). The advice business. 204-214. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall.


Tetenbaum, T. & Laurence, H. (2011). Leading in the chaos of the 21st century. Journal of Leadership Studies, 4(4), 41-49. 

Tetenbaum, T. (2004). Defending public education. American School Board Journal, 191(3), 26-29

Tetenbaum, T. & Tetenbaum, H. (2003). Push-back leadership. Performance Improvement, 42(3), 52-57.


Assessment in HR

Consulting Skills

Organizational Behavior

Organizational Theory

Perspectives on Leadership

Qualitative Research

Seminar in LeadershipStrategic Thinking, Planning and Implementation

Understanding and Managing Change