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Ian  Mitroff - Fielding Graduate University. San Francisco, CA, US

Ian Mitroff Ian  Mitroff

Faculty Fellow - School of Leadership Studies | Fielding Graduate University

San Francisco, CA, UNITED STATES

Internationally recognized crisis management expert

Biography

Dr. Mitroff is currently an Adjunct Professor at Saybrook University, San Francisco. He is also a Senior Investigator in the Center for Catastrophic Risk Management, UC Berkeley. In addition, he is an Adjunct Professor of Health Policy, School of Public Health, St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri.

He is Professor Emeritus from the University of Southern California, where he was the Harold Quinton Distinguished Professor of Business Policy at the Marshall School of Business.

He is the President of the consulting firm Mitroff Crisis Management.

Dr. Mitroff is regarded as one of the founders of the discipline of Crisis Management. He founded and directed the USC Center for Crisis Management.

Known for his thinking and writing on a wide range of business and societal issues, Dr. Mitroff is the author of 27 previous books, including “A Spiritual Audit of Corporate America,” “Smart Thinking for Crazy Times,” “The Essential Guide to Managing Corporate Crisis,” “The Unbounded Mind” and “Managing Crises Before They Happen.”

His PhD is in Engineering Science and the Philosophy of Social Science from U.C. Berkeley. He is a Fellow of The American Psychological Association, The American Association for the Advancement of Science, and The American Academy of Management. He has an honorary Ph.D. from the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Stockholm. He is the recipient of a gold medal from the United Kingdom Systems Society for his life-long contributions to understanding complex problems.

He has appeared widely on national radio and TV programs. He is a frequent contributor to the op-ed pages of leading newspapers. He is also a frequent blogger to the Huffington Post.

Areas of Expertise (4)

Crisis & Emergency Management Public Relations Journalism Business & Strategic Planning

Accomplishments (2)

Winner of a (1) Choice magazine and (2) The Library Journal award for the best academic books of 2005 (professional)

Winner of a (1) Choice magazine and (2) The Library Journal award for the best academic books of 2005 (Why Some Companies Emerge Stronger and Better From a Crisis, AMACOM)

Best business books of all time by the editors of Soundview Executive Book Summaries (professional)

Managing Crises Before They Happen named one of the 15 best business books of all time by the editors of Soundview Executive Book Summaries

Education (3)

University of California, Berkeley: Human Factors and the Philosophy of Social Systems Science, Engineering Science 1967

University of California, Berkeley: M.S., Engineering Science (Structural Engineering)

University of California, Berkeley: B.S., Engineering Physics (Engineering Mechanics)

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