Beth Fisher-Yoshida


Beth Fisher-Yoshida is also a Member of the HumanDHS Research Team.

Beth Fisher-Yoshida is the Academic Director of the MS in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution program at the School of Professional Studies, the Director of the Youth, Peace and Security program at AC4 (Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict and Complexity), and she also consults with organizations in the areas of negotiation, conflict resolution and change management.

She has been the Academic Director of the Master of Science Program in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution at the School of Continuing Education at Columbia University, New York. Prior to that, she was the Associate Director of ICCCR and engaged in the participatory action research (PAR) activities of the ICCCR.

She received her Ph.D. in Human and Organizational Systems and M.A. in Organizational Development from Fielding Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, California. She graduated with honors when she received her M.A. from Teachers College, Columbia University. She also received both a B.A. and a B.S. from Buffalo State College. Dr. Fisher-Yoshida is a Certified Clinical Sociologist (C.C.S.).

Dr. Fisher-Yoshida has conducted research in the areas of intercultural communication and conflict resolution & transformative learning. Dr. Fisher-Yoshida has more than 20 years experience in working with people in organizations. Her areas of specialization include working with client organizations in supporting their change efforts through addressing: conflict resolution, diversity, communication, team building, performance management systems and leadership development. She has been very active in professional organizations holding many leadership positions.