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Therese Huston

Therese Huston, Ph.D. is looking to change the conversation about women as decision-makers. The New York Times calls her book How Women Decide: What’s True, What’s Not, and What Strategies Spark the Best Choices (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016) “required reading on Wall Street.”

Therese is a cognitive psychologist at Seattle University. She’s written for the New York Times and Harvard Business Review. Her first book, Teaching What You Don’t Know, was published by Harvard University Press and has made the common university practice of teaching outside one’s expertise a lot more manageable.

Therese received her BA from Carleton College and her MS and PhD in Cognitive Psychology from Carnegie Mellon University. In 2004, she became the Founding Director for the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Seattle University (now the Center for Faculty Development). Drawing upon her background in cognitive science, she has spent the past decade helping smart leaders make better decisions.

When she’s not writing, Therese loves to travel, spend time with her husband and dog, sip tea, and bake amazing gluten-free chocolate cake. You can follow her on Twitter.