Karlene Roberts

The U.S. Navy Has One of the Most Effective and Advanced Organizational Structures for Handling Dangerous Environments

Karlene H. Roberts

Professor Emeritus
Faculty Advisor, Young Entrepreneurs at Haas
Haas Management of Organizations Group


BA, Psychology, Stanford University

PhD, Psychology, UC Berkeley


Positions Held

At Haas since 1968
2008-present, Professor Emeritus, Haas School of Business
1968-2008, Lecturer to full professor, Haas School of Business
Research Psychologist, Institute of Industrial Relations
Chair, Center for Catastrophic Risk Management

Visiting Positions

Graduate School of Management, University of California, Irvine
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

External Service and Assignments


Recent Consulting:

BP, 2001 - 2002
Columbia Accident Investigation Board, 2003
University of California Office of the President (Livermore and Los Alamos National Laboratories), 2004
Risk Management Association, New York City, 2005
Legacy Emanuel Health Center, Portland, OR, 2005
Oil and Gas Advisory Council, Maximo, 2005 - 2008
Association of Space Explorers, Near Earth Object Committee, Panel on Asteroid Threat Mitigation, 2007 - 2009
Kansai Electric Power Company (KEPCO), 2009
StatOil, 2009 - 2010
Siemens Worldwide, 2010
Toyota Motor Corporation, 2012

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