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Ruth Middleton House, EdD - Fielding Graduate University. Kennesaw, GA, US

Ruth Middleton House, EdD Ruth Middleton House, EdD

Core Faculty - School of Leadership Studies | Fielding Graduate University


Focuses on culture change in organizations and society



Ruth Middleton House, EdD Publication Ruth Middleton House, EdD Publication







Ruth House is President and Lead Consultant of Middleton-House & Company, which assists clients in getting better results by achieving project alignment, organizational alignment, and organizational change. She specializes in troubleshooting high risk/high visibility projects, including multi-billion dollar partnerships, joint ventures, and large-scale organizational change.

Dr. House’s resume includes previously held positions at BellSouth as Director of Interface Management, Manager of Cross-Functional Projects, and Manager of Organizational Change. She also served as President of the Paradigm Corporation for over 10 years.

In addition to her faculty appointment at Fielding, Ruth is a member of the Senior Faculty of Keller Graduate School of Management. She is author of It’s Time to Change the Way You Change and The Human Side of Project Management, and co-author with Martin Broadwell of Supervising Technical and Professional People. She is a regular contributor of management and organizational change articles to The Georgia Engineer and is a member of Women’s Transportation Seminars, and an associate member of the American Council of Engineering Companies.

Ruth’s current interests include culture change in society; applying the principles of interpersonal interaction and of organization development within technical organizations; and applying organization development principles and methods across organizations—especially in the case of multiple service organizations (within government agencies and without) who must cooperate in order to achieve a good outcome.

Industry Expertise (6)


Program Development

Writing and Editing

Training and Development

Professional Training and Coaching


Areas of Expertise (12)

Managing Organizational Development

Leadership and Organizational Behavior

Strategies for Complex Change

Managing Resistance to Change

Strategic Management

Group Process

International Human Resource Management

Managing Global Diversity

Organizational Change

Inter-Organizational Change

Change in Society

Individual Resilience and Readiness for Change

Accomplishments (3)

ACEC President’s Award (professional)

(2010) Associate Member of the Year.

President’s Circle (professional)

(2010) Awarded by BelSouth.

Honorary Member (professional)

(2010) Awarded by the 325th Tactical Training Squadron, US Air Force.

Education (2)

The University of Georgia: EdD, Interdisciplinary Degree

University of Alabama: MA, Counseling Psychology

Affiliations (8)

  • American Council of Engineering Companies of Georgia (ACEC/G) : Member
  • ACEC/G, The Emerging Trends Task Force
  • Strategic Management Society : Member
  • Entrepreneurship and Strategy Interest Group : Member
  • Knowledge and Innovation Interest Group : Member
  • Global Strategy Interest Group : Member
  • Competitive Strategy Interest Group : Member
  • Middleton House and Company : President

Event Appearances (7)

It's a Done Deal, Now What?

Georgia Engineering Alliance Summer Conference  Atlanta, GA


Wicked Projects

Georgia Society of Association Executives  Atlanta, GA


What To Do When You Don't Know What to Do

The Georgian Club  Atlanta, GA


Better Collaborative Online Meetings

Georgia Engineering Alliance PDH Day  Atlanta, GA


In the Path of Emerging Trends

American Council of Engineering Companies of Georgia, CEO/Executive Roundtable  Atlanta, GA


Politics with a Little ‘p’: Understanding, Responding to and Using Personal Power in Your Community and in Your Organization

Georgia Engineering Alliance Summer Conference  Atlanta, GA


Promoting Long Term Goals under Short Term Pressure

Georgia Engineering Alliance Summer Conference  Atlanta, GA


Articles (5)

Wicked! No, not the musical—the Problems

The Georgia Engineer

(June-July 2012)

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In the Path of Emerging Trends

The Georgia Engineer

(October-November 2011)

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Ready for Change? How to Get it Together

The Georgia Engineer

(October-November 2006)

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It’s Time to Change the Way You Change

Middleton-House & Company

(2005) Managing Organizational Change

How to Turn Bystanders into Role Players


(1984) To give trainees a deeper level of experience, instructors often use role plays. In a role play, of course, learners enact the situation rather than merely talk about it. In a significant way, role plays let learners escape the environment of the classroom in order to behave as they ...

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