Nathan Gerard, PhD

Nathan Gerard is an Associate Professor at California State University, Long Beach, in the Department of Health Care Administration and a Research Associate of the Center for Psychosocial Organization Studies. Nathan received his Ph.D. from Columbia University in Social-Organizational Psychology with a focus on the psychoanalytic study of organizations. Prior to completing his doctorate, Nathan held research posts at University College London and the Institute of Psychiatry, and was a visiting scholar at London Business School’s Center for Scientific Enterprise. Nathan also holds a master’s degree in Philosophy of Mental Disorder from King’s College London and a bachelor’s degree in Clinical Psychology and Philosophy from Tufts University.

Nathan’s research explores the evolving relationship between the individual and the organization from a psychoanalytic perspective, with particular focus on the intersection of Winnicott and organization studies. He also has an enduring interest in the intersection of psychoanalysis and critical theory. Nathan’s research has appeared in Organization Studies; Culture and Organization; Organisational and Social Dynamics; Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice; Journal of Health Organization and Management; and Ephemera: Theory and Politics in Organization among other outlets.