Andy Clarkson has 18 years of experience teaching and consulting in the field of Organizational Behavior. He has taught courses both in Organizational Behavior and Conflict Management at Boston University, Babson College, Suffolk University, and Harvard University. He has worked with a variety of companies, institutions, and groups including: the West German Foreign Ministry; the Viennese Diplomatic Academy; senior and mid-level staff from AT&T, Boise Cascade, IBM, ITT, and Morgan Guaranty Trust Co.; Supreme, Appellate, and Superior Court Judges from Washington State; Superior Court Judges from California; and teachers’ union members and representatives of the Board of Education from three counties in Michigan in a joint labor-management workshop. Currently, Dr. Clarkson continues to run his own private consulting practice.
Dr. Clarkson's areas of particular interest include conflict management, communication effectiveness, relationship investment strategies, management of diversity, and group dynamics. He developed these interests during his doctoral studies, his work with the late Roger Fisher’s Harvard Negotiation Project at Harvard Law School, and his work with Chris Argyris’s Theory of Action team at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Dr. Clarkson received his doctorate in Organizational Behavior from Boston University in 1998 and his A.B. in Sociology from Harvard College in 1982. When he is not consulting, he works as a composer and choir director.