Faculty: Darlene Piva, MA, PsyD

Darlene Piva

Darlene Piva, MA, PsyD

Director, MA in Organizational Psychology

Core Faculty, Organizational and Leadership Psychology Department

Degree Major/Emphasis Institution
PsyD Leadership Psychology, Neuroscience of Leadership Area of Emphasis William James College
MA Organizational Psychology William James College
BA Economics Providence College


  • Performance Development, Management Psychology, and Training (TM615), MAOP
  • Foundations of Organizational Development (ST500), MAOP
  • Capstone (PR850), MAOP

Research and Practice Interests

  • The impact of love of humanity and self on leadership style, employee performance, and workplace culture - Love leadership as embodied by Wonder Woman
  • Nueroscience of leadership and human interaction and identity
  • Leader-member dynamics
  • Motivation psychology including need for achievement, flow, self-efficacy
  • Positive psychology and appreciative Inquiry
  • Mindfulness
  • Training and development

Professional Licenses and Certifications

  • Certification, Existential Universe Mapper (EUM) Organization and Individual Assessment, Reflexive Lenses Consulting
  • Certification, Instructional Design and Course Development, Darryl Sink and Associates
  • Certification, Targeted Selection Interviewing, Development Dimensions International (DDI)
  • Certification, Developing Procedures, Policies and Documentation, Information Mapping Inc.
  • Certification, Promises, Promises! Trainer, Eagle's Flight Inc.

Concurrent Leadership, Service and Professional Activities

  • Organization and Leadership Psychology Consultant
  • Training and Development Consultant

Prior Experience

  • Training Consultant, The EDCOMM Group, New York, NY
  • Program Manager, Operations Management Development Program (OMDP), BankBoston, Boston, MA
  • Organizational Development Consultant, PAREXEL, Waltham, MA
  • Organizational Consulting Intern for Appreciative Inquiry Cultural Responsiveness Initiative, Justice Resource Institute, Newton, MA
  • Organizational Consultant, Global Bankers Institute, New York, NY

Professional Affiliations

  • APA Division 14 Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • APA Division 13 Society for Consulting Psychology
  • Boston Facilitator's Roundtable
  • Association for Talent Development

Community Involvement

  • OLP Allumni Alliance Faculty Liaison 2021 - Present
  • OLP Alumni Alliance Chair 2015 - 2021