Senior Lecturer | Distinguished Teaching Fellow
Management of Organizations

Leading expert on negotiations and influence


Holly Schroth is a Distinguished Teaching Fellow and Senior Lecturer at Berkeley Haas. She teaches negotiations and Conflict Resolution and Organizational Behavior in the MBA, undergraduate, and Executive Education programs. She has won several awards from MBA and undergraduate students for teaching excellence and was voted “favorite professor” by a Businessweek online poll of undergraduates across the U.S.

In addition to teaching, she is a trainer, consultant, and keynote speaker on negotiation and leadership issues to a variety of organizations—in sectors such as technology, pharmaceuticals, financial services, health care, aerospace, and law—in the U.S. and abroad.

She has published several articles on negotiation and procedural justice in leading journals and has created several negotiation exercises in collaboration with the Dispute Resolution Research Center at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management. She is one of the leading authors of negotiation exercise materials that are used worldwide by educators and trainers.

Schroth received a MA in psychology and a PhD in social psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She has also taught at Santa Clara University, Saint Mary’s College of California, and Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management. Prior to pursuing her PhD, she worked in a variety of functional areas in both small and large business organizations, as well as in the nonprofit sector. She currently leads the popular Negotiation & Influence program at Berkeley Executive Education.

Expertise and Research Interests

  • Emotions and Language in Negotiations
  • Procedural Justice