Paula Gutlove

Professor of Practice in Negotiation and Conflict Management

Phone: 617-521-3844
Office: M-437


Cornell University, BS; Boston University, DMD Honors (Omicron Kappa Upsilon); Mt Sinai Hospital, Oral Surgery Residency; Harvard University, Bunting Fellowship; Australian National University, Peace and Conflict Studies Fellowship.


Negotiation, leadership, conflict management


Dr Paula Gutlove is Professor of Practice at the Simmons College School of Management, where she specializes in teaching leadership and negotiation for career success, in the MBA, MGMGT, MHA and executive-education programs. She is also the Deputy Director of the Institute for Resource and Security Studies (IRSS), where she founded and directs the international project, Health Bridges for Peace. This project links health care with the prevention and resolution of inter-communal conflict, using a common interest in public health as an opportunity to bring people together for negotiation training, collaborative action, dialogue, and community reconciliation. Dr Gutlove is also an Associate of the Harvard Program on Negotiation Pedagogy Group, a founding member of the Leadership Team of the US-Muslim Engagement Initiative, and a founding board member of the Alliance for Peacebuilding. Dr Gutlove has served as a consultant to numerous international organizations, including the World Health Organization, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

Dr Gutlove has extensive experience teaching and practicing leadership, negotiation and the management of conflict. She has taught at universities in the USA, Canada, Europe, and Australia. Her fieldwork has included training facilitators in gender awareness, negotiation, leadership, and conflict management, and promoting community and individual empowerment and healing from conflict-related trauma. Much of this experience has been gained in war-afflicted areas including the Balkans, the North Caucasus, the Middle East, and Central Asia. Her professional expertise includes development, administration, and implementation of programs, and research and education. She has applied these skills to issues including negotiation and conflict management, gender and negotiation, post-conflict reconstruction, and building pluralistic civil society. A significant focus of her current research is on negotiation pedagogy, in online and face-to-face contexts for collaborative problem solving, awareness and empowerment.

Dr Gutlove was trained in social science (BS Psychology, Cornell University) and dental medicine (DMD, Boston University), and was a resident in oral surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. She has held two post-doctoral fellowships in international peace and conflict management (at the Bunting Institute at Harvard University, and the Peace Research Center at the Australian National University).

Current Course(s)

  • GSM 470: Negotiation and Conflict Management
  • GSM 551: Principled Leadership
  • MSMGT 406: Negotiations
  • HPM 581: Negotiation and Conflict Management, Theory and Practice: On and Off Line


  • "Teaching Negotiation Online." Negotiation Pedagogy. Harvard Program on Negotiation, 2012
  • "Health Bridges for Peace." Building Peace: Practical Reflections from the Field. Craig Zelizer and Robert Rubinstein (Eds.), Kumarian Press, 2009.
  • "Psychosocial Healing." Peace Through Health: How Health Professionals Can Work for a Less Violent World. Neil Arya and Joanna Santa Barbara, (Eds.), Kumarian Press, 2008.
  • "Health As a Bridge For Peace: Achievements, Challenges, and Opportunities for Action by WHO." Paula Gutlove and Gordon Thompson. Working Paper, World Health Organization, Department for Health Action in Crises, December 2006.
  • "Psychosocial Healing in Post-Conflict Reconstruction." Paula Gutlove and Gordon Thompson. The Psychology of Resolving Global Conflicts: From War to Peace. Mari Fitzduff and Chris Stout, (Eds.), Praeger Press, 2006.
  • "A Psychosocial Healing Approach to Post-Conflict Reconstruction." Paula Gutlove and Gordon Thompson. Mind and Human Interaction. Vol.14, No. 1. Center for the Study of Mind and Human Interaction, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 2005.
  • "Psychosocial Healing and Post-Conflict Social Reconstruction in the Former Yugoslavia," Paula Gutlove and Gordon Thompson. Medicine, Conflict & Survival. Vol. 20, Number 2. Taylor & Francis Ltd., 2004.
  • "Health, Human Security and Social Reconstruction in Afghanistan," Paula Gutlove, Gordon Thompson, and Jacob Hale Russell. Beyond Reconstruction in Afghanistan: Lessons from Development Experience. Edited by J. Montgomery and D. Rondinelli. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., 2004.
  • Psychosocial Healing: A Guide for Practitioners. Based on programs of the Medical Network for Social Reconstruction in the former Yugoslavia. Edited by Paula Gutlove and Gordon Thompson. Institute for Resource and Security Studies. Cambridge, MA, May 2003.
  • "Human Security: Expanding the Scope of Public Health," Paula Gutlove and Gordon Thompson. Medicine, Conflict & Survival. Vol. 19, pages 17-34. Frank Cass Ltd. 2003.
  • "Consultation on Health and Human Security." Consultation organized by WHO and co-sponsored by WHO, UNFPA and UNAIDS. Cairo, April 2002.
  • "Health, Human Security and Social Justice." Gordon Thompson and Paula Gutlove. September 2002. Presented at the conference," Health and Social Justice," Amman, Jordan, October 1-3, 2002. Sponsored by the Royal Institute for Inter-Faith Studies.