Larry J. Krafft,  Ph.D.
Professor of Adult and Organizational Development
Policy, Organizational, & Leadership Studies

Ritter Annex 249 
1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6091
phone/fax: (215) 204-6017 / (215) 204-6013

  • Ph.D. Michigan State University, Educational Management/Organizational Psychology
  • M. A. Michigan State University, Educational Management/Sociology
  • B. S. Concordia University, Education/Psychology
Areas of Professional Interest
  • Nonlinear social system dynamics/complexity theory applications
  • Educational entrepreneurship and leadership/influence
  • Cross-cultural situated learning design
  • Organizational/network assessment and strategy
  • Emergent global learning systems
Professional Scholarship

Larry J. Krafft is professor of Adult & Organizational Development.  He is the founding director of three centers at Temple:  Management and Organizational Development in Education, Center for the Study of Psychoeducational Process and Educational Policy Analysis; and has served as Department Chair.  His professional interests center on exploring and applying complex-adaptive systems perspectives through social system action research.  His field-based projects span diverse networked governmental, NGO, corporate, community, and educational settings in Asia, Africa, Caribbean, Europe and North America.  His studies of agent based dialogic approaches address nonlinear relationships among assessment, planning, and intervention, as highlighted by his professional presentations, publications and case studies. 

Larry especially enjoys exploring and creating conditions for organizational and personal learning with practitioners and students.  His current research is on the history of efforts at educational improvement in archaic structures that impede optimal learning in light of changing human conditions, needs and prospects. He is studying global and local emerging entrepreneurial practices signifying systems of learning that challenge established notions of the nature of “education” and its derived practices, structures and benefits.