Michael A. Diamond
Senior Partner

Michael A. Diamond is the Senior Partner in our firm with extensive experience in university management and finance, budgeting processes, strategic planning, and international partnerships.   During his lengthy career as a leader in academic institutions he has maintained an active consultancy focused on assisting over forty leading business schools with strategic planning and change management. More...

Mark Power Robison
Managing Partner

Mark Power Robison is Managing Partner of Academic Leadership Associates, LLC, and a faculty member at the University of Southern California.   Dr. Robison has deep experience in strategic planning, program review, accreditation, and the development of international programs and partnerships.   In particular, strategic planning methodologies are a key area of Robisonís expertise, including scenario planning. More...

In addition to the Principals, Academic Leadership Associates engages a small panel of senior advisors who bring decades of leadership experience at the United Statesí leading colleges and universities:
Richard Flaherty
Senior Advisor

Richard Flaherty recently concluded almost two years of service as Interim Dean of the Eberhardt School of Business at the University of the Pacific. Prior to that, he served as Dean of the College of Business and Professor of Accounting at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas for eight years. He was previously on the faculty at Arizona State University for 21 years (1978-1999).  More...


Helen Gernon
Senior Advisor

Helen Gernon is a Senior Advisor to ALA and Professor Emerita of Accounting at the Lundquist College of Business University of Oregon. Prior to retiring from the University in 2008, Dr. Gernon served as the Associate Dean for Professional Affairs from 2005-08. In this capacity the leaders of the following centers reported to her: Career Center, Leadership and Communications Center, Warsaw Sports Marketing Center, Lundquist Center for Entrepreneurship, Securities Analysis Center, and the Center for Sustainability and Supply Chain Management. More...

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