Lisa Barron

Dr. Lisa Barron is a faculty member of Organization and Management at The Paul Merage School of Business, University of California, Irvine.

Her teaching interests focus on creativity, negotiation, communication, organizational behavior and leadership. She has taught negotiation and leadership techniques to members of large and small organizations including Microsoft, Medtronic, Ingram Micro, State Street, MicroSemi, and Boeing and to executives, career counselors, undergraduate and graduate students, academic staff and faculty. Her current coaching work focuses on helping executives and doctors become more effective leaders, communicators and problem-solvers.

Lisa’s research has been published in the journals Human Relations, Career Development International, and Journal of Management Inquiry and has been written about or recognized in The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Glamour, The Huffington Post, and the Orange County Register. In addition, she has appeared on radio programs for WBUR, KNX, CBS and NPR.

Lisa’s negotiation courses and workshops focus on developing people’s ability to better understand their underlying interests and negotiate effectively. Her creativity courses focus on developing people’s ability to think creatively and to use that thinking to solve problems. She also coaches executives and doctors regarding development of their leadership abilities.

Lisa has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in organizational behavior and negotiation at Pepperdine University, The Claremont Graduate School and The Paul Merage School of Business at University of California, Irvine and Executive Education at UCLA and UCI. She has taught negotiation workshops at UCLA, CalTech, UCI, the Keck Graduate School and Utah State University.

Lisa has received sixteen teaching awards for her negotiation and her strategic communication courses. In addition to her academic experience, Dr. Barron has worked as an advisor to undergraduates and as a consultant and trainer at the Data Center at Stanford University. She also has experience marketing IT training programs.

Lisa is a member of the Academy of Management, the American Psychological Association, and the Association for Psychological Types. She is also a certified mediator. She has reviewed for leading journals in the fields of Management and Psychology. She received her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from The Anderson School at UCLA.

In addition, she has an MBA from The Anderson School at UCLA and a BA in Psychology and English from Stanford University. She loves to travel, cook (and eat), cycle, read, scuba dive, draw, paint and collect handmade earrings and folk art.