Maria Doelger anderson, phd
Maria Anderson is a former NCAA Division I swimmer (Stanford University), Olympic hopeful (1980), and former world record holder in Masters Swimming. She is currently serving as Senior Associate Dean for Finance & Administration at Boston University's Questrom School of Business. She has a keen research interest in the issues surrounding identity among athletes. Anderson earned her doctorate in Sociology from Stony Brook University under the direction of Professor Norman Goodman. Her dissertation, The Death of “The Dream”: The Experience of the Loss of a Central Identity Among Professional Athletes, involved a research study of what factors may influence how well (or poorly) former professional baseball and football players made the transition to a new identity at the end of their active playing careers. Anderson recently moderated, with co-presenter Tom Diamante, a panel in NYC entitled "Game Over: Successful Career Transformation when the Dream Job Ends."
thomas diamante, phd
Tom Diamante is an industrial & organizational psychologist with over 20 years of combined academic and human resource consulting experience. He earned his PhD from The Graduate Center, City University of New York. Diamante’s research and practice appears in over 40 publications and presentations found in both scholarly and practitioner journals. Book chapters are published with premier publishing houses such as Wiley, Gulf, Thomson, Jossey-Bass and Oxford University Press. He has taught at Baruch, City College, Adelphi, Cornell, Columbia and Stony Brook University. Diamante formerly served as Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Organization Development for the Global Securities Research & Economics Division of Merrill Lynch. He also held Big Four and Global Consumer Products executive Human Resource positions. He is Managing Principal at CCA, serves on the Advisory Board, College of Business at Stony Brook University, and is Chairman of the Board of the Directors for ENACT, an educational nonprofit enhancing the social, emotional and intellectual development of over 10,000 schoolchildren in 90 schools in the New York area.