Faculty Bio

Dr. Iris Firstenberg

  • Name:
    Dr. Iris Firstenberg
  • Dr. Iris Firstenberg is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychology, UCLA and Adjunct Associate Professor of Management at UCLA Anderson School of Management.  She teaches courses on problem solving, decision making, and innovative thinking in the psychology department and Anderson MBA programs.  Dr. Firstenberg also teaches seminars on creativity and innovation for a wide cross-section of Fortune 500 organizations, including companies in aerospace, software, healthcare, defense, telecommunications, energy, financial services, retail, and pharmaceuticals, as well as government agencies such as NASA.  She is co-author with Moshe Rubinstein of three books. Her newest book is Extraordinary Outcomes: Shaping an Otherwise Unpredictable Future (John Wiley & Sons, 2014).  Dr. Firstenberg is the recipient of the 2002 UCLA Department of Psychology Faculty Distinguished Teaching Award and the 2011 UCLA Extension Distinguished Teaching Award.

  • Upcoming Seminars:
    How Innovative Thinking Leads to Extraordinary Outcomes
    with Dr. Iris Firstenberg
        Successful organizations operate on the edge of chaos and embrace risk, error, and ambiguity, while practicing strategies that reduce the need for doing, undoing, and redoing. You will learn key strategies and practical tools to give you the adaptive capacity to work creatively with change and...