Debbie Natoli 

Associate Professor (Teaching), Sol Price School of Public Policy I Director, Professional Doctorate Program 

natoli@usc.edu
(213) 740‑8584


Deborah Natoli, Ph.D., teaches, researches, consults, and writes about adult development. She is particularly interested in how organizations as learning communities enhance personal growth in the context of professional development and support the psychological transformations in consciousness necessary for optimal quality of life and collective societal wellbeing. More specifically, Deborah’s scholarship focuses on teachers and teaching. Though capturing teacher stories and perceptions of day-to-day realities, she discovered patterns in how teachers develop as persons who teach, devised a framework for evaluation beyond performance review, and received funding and award from the Marshall School for supporting professors with transformative classroom practices that raised student ratings of teaching scores and enhanced teacher and student satisfaction. Read more.

Expertise: adult development and learning, leadership, human behavior and organizations, depth psychology and psychoanalysis