About | Therese Huston, Ph.D.

Therese Huston is looking to change the conversation about women as decision-makers. Her book, How Women Decide: What’s True, What’s Not, and What Strategies Spark the Best Choices, debunks popular negative stereotypes about women as decision-makers (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). She’s written for the New York Times and Harvard Business Review, and her first book, Teaching What You Don’t Know, was published by Harvard University Press.

Therese received her BA from Carleton College and her MS and PhD in Cognitive Psychology from Carnegie Mellon University. Therese was awarded a prestigious post-doctoral fellowship with the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition at the University of Pittsburgh. In 2004, she made the leap to the west coast and became the Founding Director for the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Seattle University. Drawing upon her background in cognitive science, she has spent the past decade helping smart leaders make better decisions.

When she’s not writing or speaking, she loves to travel, spend time with her husband, sip tea, play with numbers, and bake amazing gluten-free chocolate cake.

Here is Therese’s Curriculum Vitae.