Dr. Barbara Gray

Dr. Barbara Gray serves on the Advisory Board of an Olive Branch. She is a Professor of Organizational Behavior and directs the Center for Research in Conflict and Negotiation at The Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Gray has 35 years of experience studying, intervening in and writing about conflict, negotiation, and collaboration.

  • As a mediator, Barbara’s interventions include:
  • Co-design/implementation of the Citizen Radiation Monitoring Project to provide community information about radiation levels after the Three Mile Island disaster
  • Mediation of jurisdictional dispute between federal agencies in the Klamath National Forest
  • Conflict assessment for an international development agency
  • Facilitation of an e-conference on biodiversity for the European Union
  • Mediation and team building for the top management team of a major Pittsburgh hospital, international managers of Phillips SSR Europe, the Pennsylvania Democratic Caucus, Promised Land State Park (Pennsylvania), and several universities and nonprofit organizations
  • Negotiation training for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Federal Highway Administration, BASF Corporation, US Steel Corp., Mellon Bank, Greenpeace International, Boer & Croon Executive Managers (the Netherlands), The MacArthur Foundation, Hershey Hospital (Pennsylvania), the National Institute for Allergies and Infectious Diseases, and many other organizations
  • Barbara holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Dayton and Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University
  • She is a lay Buddhist and is currently President of the Board of Mt. Equity Zendo, a Soto Zen Buddhist community