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Lyle Yorks

Faculty Affiliate, Technology Management; Professor of Adult Learning & Leadership, Department of Organization and Leadership, Teachers College

Lyle Yorks is Professor of Adult Learning & Leadership in the Department of Organization and Leadership at Teachers College, where he teaches courses in adult learning, strategy development as an organization learning process, strategic human resource development, and research. He is also a lecturer in the Executive Master of Science Program in Technology Management at in the School of Professional Studies, where he teaches a course in Strategic Advocacy. His research interests include action learning, learning transfer, and developing strategic mindsets for addressing the challenges of learning through complexity. He has also served as visiting faculty in various EMBA and Executive Education programs in the United States, Europe, and Asia.

Lyle has more than 30 years of experience working with organizations in diverse industries worldwide on projects involving action research, action learning, strategic organizational change, and management development. Earlier in his career Lyle was a Principal and Consultant to the Firm of Marshall-Qualtec a consulting firm working in the area of strategic change, organization restructuring and alignment, a Senior Vice President of Drake Beam Morin, a human resources consulting firm, and was an internal consultant on the staff of the Corporate Systems and Methods Department, Travelers Insurance Companies.

Articles authored and co-authored by Lyle have appeared in the Academy of Management ReviewAcademy of Management Education and LearningAdult Education QuarterlyCalifornia Management ReviewJournal of Applied Behavioral ScienceJournal of Transformative EducationSloan Management ReviewTeachers College Record, and other scholarly and professional journals.


  • Ed.D., Columbia University


  • Strategic IT: Best Practices for Managers and Executives (Wiley, 2013), co-authored with Artur M. Langer