ROBINSON, Patricia (Tish)
Faculty Member with Seminar
ROBINSON, Patricia (Tish)


Organizational Behavior 1 (MBA), Organizational Behavior 2 (MBA), Conflict Resolution for Managers SNOC (MBA)

Patricia (Tish) Robinson’s research and teaching focus on conflict intervention and managerial coaching. She has a book forthcoming with Nikkei Shinbun Press on leading diverse teams and is creating a MOOC on conflict transformation for leaders.

Tish received her MBA and Ph.D. from the MIT Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and her BA from Pomona College.Tish has taught at Stanford, Harvard, UC Berkeley, NYU Stern School, Keio EMBA Program and in Yale’s Global Network of Advanced Management. Her interest in conflict resolution stems from two decades’ worth of corporate training and consulting in companies such as Berlitz, Denso, Dentsu, Goldman Sachs, JTB (Japan Travel Bureau), Mitsui Trading, Mizuho Financial Group, Nikkei Shimbun, SMBC Mitsui Sumitomo Bank, Yamaha Music, and Yamaha Motors, among others. Tish is a certified mediator with over 300 hours of mediator training and an MA in Conflict Facilitation.

Tish’s research has been published in Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Perspectives, and Human Resource Management Review, among others. She has received awards that include the Academy of International Business Farmer Prize, the Academy of Management Richman Prize, a Fulbright Fellowship, a Fulbright Hayes Fellowship, a Fulbright Faculty Fellowship, a Carnegie Bosch Fellowship, a Japan Foundation Faculty Fellowship, and a Shintaro Abe Fellowship, among others.

Tish has served as a Commissioner on the Fulbright Japan-US Educational Commission appointed by Ambassador Caroline Kennedy, as an outside board director to Eisai Pharmaceuticals, as a Governor on the American Chamber of Commerce Board of Governors, as a researcher at the Japan Institute of Labor Policy and Training, and as a Founding Director of the Society of Organizational Learning Japan under the auspices of Peter Senge.