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RIA # 49: Dr. Therese Huston on Drawing Media Attention

Dr. Therese Huston

On this episode, Katie is joined by Dr. Therese Huston, who is looking to change how we see women as decision-makers.  The New York Times calls her book, “How Women Decide,” “required reading on Wall Street.” Therese is a cognitive scientist at Seattle University, where she helps intelligent people make smart choices.  She’s written for the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Harvard Business Review and The Guardian, and her work has been featured on NPR. In October 2016, Therese gave her first TEDx talk on women and decision-making.  Harvard University Press published Therese’s first book, Teaching What You Don’t Know, which won a Book of the Year Award in Education from Foreword Literary Reviews.

Therese received her BA from Carleton College, a B.S. and PhD in Cognitive Psychology from Carnegie Mellon University, and completed a post-doctoral fellowship with the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition at the University of Pittsburgh.  She founded the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Seattle University. When she’s not writing, she loves to travel, play with numbers, spend time with her husband and dog, and bake amazing gluten-free chocolate cake.

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Show Notes

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Segment 1: How Women Decide [00:00-14:01]

In this first segment, Therese shares about how her book How Women Decide came to be.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

Segment 2: How Women Decide for Higher Ed [14:02-23:39]

In segment two, Therese shares some of the strategies from How Women Decide that can be applied to higher education.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

Segment 3: The Complexities of Looking at Gender Issues [23:40-35:07]

In segment three, Therese shares about transitioning to a new research area of studying gender in mid-career.

Bonus Clip #1 [00:00-07:37]: Finding and Working with a Literary Agent

Bonus Clip #2 [00:00-03:53]: Benefits of Setting “Tripwires” in Your Professional Life

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