R. William Mathis, Ph.D.








Dr. Mathis holds a Ph.D. in Clinical / Industrial Psychology from the University of North Dakota at Grand Forks, a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Portland in Oregon and a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry / Biology and Psychology from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington.

Dr. Mathis is the founder of Mathis & Associates, a sole proprietorship.  The firm is currently located in Napa, California.  The firm provides both general management and clinical consulting services to public and private sectors.  High risk, safety, law enforcement and crisis related situations are special niches addressed through the clinical psychologists on staff.

Dr. Mathis is a well-known writer and speaker, whose published well-read articles include “When Council is Unhappy with the City Manager,” “What Councils want from their Managers… but do not Tell Them,” The Business Journal, “Don’t Drop the Ball on Your City Council”, “The 7 Symptoms of a Manager in Trouble…,” Public Management.  He is well known throughout the United States and is frequently seen in both western and east coast cities.  His “whole team” concept of intermingling business consultants with psychologists brings a “value added” concept to his clients.

Dr. Mathis and his firm Mathis & Associates, offer a wide variety of services such as:

  • City Manager / City Attorney Evaluation;
  • Team Building / Goal Setting Workshops’
  • Style Analysis – Individual and Group
  • Effective Communications
  • Problem Solving and Project Management
  • Organization / Department Audits
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Change Management Strategies
  • Personnel Conflicts / Outpatient Services

Mathis & Associates are members of numerous Chambers of Commerce and public organizations including ICMA (International City Managers’ Association), California, City Manager’s Foundation, National League of Cities and League of California Cities.