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Ruth Middleton House
Ruth Middleton House, EdD
Adjunct Faculty - School of Human & Organizational Development
Kennesaw, GA

rhouse@fielding.edu

  • EdD University of Georgia
  • MA, University of Alabama
  • BS, Samford University
 

Areas of Instruction:

  • Managing Organizational Change.
  • Leadership and Organizational Behavior.
  • Strategies for Complex Change.
  • Managing Resistance to Change.
  • Strategic Management.
  • Group Process.
  • Masters Project Preparation.
  • Training and Development.
  • International Human Resource Management.
  • Managing Global Diversity.
 

Scholarly & Professional Interests:

  • Organizational Change.
  • Inter-organizational change.
  • Change in society.
  • Collaboration—online and on-the-ground.
  • Individual resilience and readiness for change.
  • “Wicked Problems.”
 

Professional Memberships:

  • American Council of Engineering Companies of Georgia (ACEC/G)
  • The Emerging Trends Task Force of ACEC/G
  • Strategic Management Society.
  • Entrepreneurship and Strategy Interest Group.
  • Knowledge and Innovation Interest Group.
  • Global Strategy Interest Group.
  • Competitive Strategy Interest Group.
 

Honors and Awards:

  • ACEC President’s Award: Associate Member of the Year
  • President’s Circle at BellSouth
  • Atlanta Woman in Project Management
  • Honorary Member: 325th Tactical Training Squadron, U.S. Air Force
  • Graduate School: Phi Kappa Phi; Outstanding Young Women of America (two years); Assistantship, University of Georgia; Fellowship, University of Alabama.
  • Undergraduate School: Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities; Kappa Delta Pi Kappa Delta Epsilon; Alpha Lambda Delta
 

Publications:

Books
  • House, Ruth Middleton. It’s Time to Change the Way You Change. (Kennesaw, GA: Middleton-House & Company, Second Edition, 2005).
  • House, Ruth Sizemore. The Human Side of Project Management. (Reading, Massachusetts: Addison-Wesley, 1988).
  • Broadwell, Martin and House, Ruth Sizemore. Supervising Technical and Professional People. Australian Edition. (Auckland, New Zealand: Jacaranda Wiley, Ltd., 1987).
  • Broadwell, Martin and House, Ruth Sizemore. Supervising Technical and Professional People. (New York: John Wiley and Sons, 1986).
  • Laird, Dugan and House, Ruth. Interactive Classroom Instruction. (Glenview, Illinois: Scott, Foresman and Company, 1984).
  • Laird, Dugan and House, Ruth. Training Today’s Employees. (Glenview, Illinois: Scott, Foresman and Company, 1983).
Chapters and Articles
  • House, Ruth Middleton and Willmer, Doris I., “Wicked! No, not the musical—the Problems,” in The Georgia Engineer, April-May 2012, 13-14.
  • Willmer, Doris I. and House, Ruth Middleton, “In the Path of Emerging Trends,” in The Georgia Engineer, October-November 2011, 18-19.
  • House, Ruth Middleton, “Your Future and Wazi-Wazi,” in Building Your Future in Engineering, October-November 2011, 17.
  • House, Ruth Middleton, “Handling Project Conflict,” in The Georgia Engineer, August-September, 26-27.
  • House, Ruth Middleton, “If Things Were Perfect….” in The Georgia Engineer, April-May 2007, 19-21.
  • House, Ruth Middleton, “Ready for Change? How to Get it Together,” in The Georgia Engineer, October-November 2006, 30-32.
  • House, Ruth Sizemore, “Classroom Instruction “ in Training and Development Handbook, Fourth Edition edited by Robert L. Craig, 1996.
  • House, Ruth Sizemore, “Shared Leadership,” 1994 Project Management Institute Seminar/Symposium, Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania: Project Management Institute, 1994.
  • House, Ruth Sizemore, “Handling Project Conflict,” 1993 Project Management Institute Seminar/Symposium, Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania: Project Management Institute, 1993.
  • House, Ruth Sizemore, “The Path of Project Success: From Failure Analysis to Interpersonal Action,” 1992 Project Management Institute Seminar/Symposium, Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania: Project Management Institute, 1992
  • House, Ruth Sizemore, “Build a Project Team” in Advanced Supervisory Practices. (Washington, D.C.: International City Management Association [ICMA], 1992.)
  • House, Ruth Sizemore, “Project Management” in Advanced Supervisory Practices. (Washington, D.C.: International City Management Association [ICMA], 1992.)
  • House, Ruth Sizemore, “High Tech and Human Relations: Can We Get Them Together?” Educational Technology. September 1987, 42-44.
  • House, Ruth, “Getting Group Effort.” In Martin M. Broadwell, Ed. Supervisory Handbook. (New York: John Wiley and Sons, 1985).
  • Laird, Dugan and House, Ruth Sizemore, “How to Turn Bystanders into Role Players,” TRAINING Magazine, 21, (4), April 1984, 41-43.
  • House, Ruth Sizemore. “Increase Training Benefits: Decrease Role Conflict,” Performance and Instruction, XXI (5), June 1982. 14-15.
  • House, Ruth Sizemore, “Orientation Can Be Fun????” Performance and Instruction, XXI(1), February 1982, 28-29.
 

Presentations:

  • Georgia Engineering Alliance Summer Conference
    June 15, 2012
    ”Wicked! No, not the musical—the Problems.”
  • Georgia Engineering Alliance PDH Day
    October 21, 2011
    “Better Collaborative Online Meetings”
  • American Council of Engineering Companies of Georgia, CEO/Executive Roundtable,
    September 29, 2011
    “In the Path of Emerging Trends”
  • Georgia Engineering Alliance Summer Conference
    June 20, 2011
    “Politics with a Little ‘p’: Understanding, Responding to and Using Personal Power in Your Community and in Your Organization”
  • Georgia Engineering Alliance Summer Conference
    June 2010
    ”Promoting Long Term Goals under Short Term Pressure”
  • Young Engineers Roundtable
    August 27, 2009
    ”This Isn’t What I Expected.”
  • American Council of Engineering Companies
    August 27, 2009
    ”This Isn’t What We Expected.”
  • Georgia Engineering Alliance Summer Conference
    June 13,2009
    ”Organizational Redesign and Your Financial Bottom Line”
  • Georgia Engineering Alliance Summer Conference
    June 15,2007
    ”Handling Project Conflict”
  • American Council of Engineering Companies
    November 4, 2006
    ”Are Your Ready for Change? How to Get It Together.”
  • Project Management Institute
    Southeastern Conference/Symposium
    June 28, 2005
    ”Partnering with Your Executive Sponsor”
  • Project Management Institute
    Atlanta Chapter
    March 8, 2004
    ”The Path of Project Success”
  • International Association of Business Communicators
    Atlanta Chapter
    May 25, 2004
    ”Corporate Culture: It’s Time to Change the Way You Change”
  • Georgia Technology Association
    August 2003
    ”Partnering with Your Executive Sponsor”
  • AACE
    Atlanta Chapter
    May 13, 2003
    ”Hello, Partner”
National/International Presentations

Organization Development Network
October, 2012.  New Orleans.  “Gathering Clear Evidence.”

  • National Society for Performance and Instruction, International Conferences,
    1982-1991:
    1982.  San Diego, “Training and Re-Entry to Work:  The Problem of Role Conflict.”
    1983.  Detroit, “Communication for Productivity.”
    1984.  Chicago, “The Human Side of Project Management—Handling the Conflict.
    1985.  Atlanta.
    1986. San Francisco, “The Human Side of Project Management—Care and Feeding of the Project Team.”
    1988.  Washington, D.C., “The Human Side of Project Management—Care and Feeding of the Project Team.(An Encore Presentation)
    1988.  Washington, D.C., “The Path of Project Success.”
    1989.  Denver.  “The Successful Project Manager—The Human Factors.”
    1989.  Denver.  “The Human Side of Project Management—The Path of Project Success.”  (An Encore Presentation.)
    1989.  Denver.  “Project Meetings that Get Things Done.”
    1990.  Toronto.
    1991.  Los Angeles.
  • PCO Expo, 1985-1986:  Atlanta and New Orleans.
  •  Project Management Institute, International Conference Symposium
    1984-1993:
    1989.  Atlanta, “The Human Side of Project Management:  Getting Results across the Knotted Line.”
    1990,  Calgary.
    1991.  Dallas.
    1992.  Pittsburg.  “The Path of Project Success.”
    1993.  San Diego.  “Handling Project Conflict.”
  • TRAINING CONFERENCES
    1983-1988:  New York City
 
 

Funded Grants/Contracts:

N/A

 

Professional Experience:

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.

 

Other Professional Activities:

Dr. Ruth Middleton House
President, Middleton-House & Company
Adjunct Faculty
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