Myra White, PhD, JD

Lecturer on Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
M. Myra White is a lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. She has taught in the master of liberal arts (ALM), management for over 15 years. She has a PhD in psychology from Harvard University, a JD from Harvard Law School, and an MS in electrical and computer engineering from Northwestern University. White has more than 20 years of experience consulting to businesses, and she lectures on leadership to executives around the world and is frequently interviewed by the media about her work. She is the author of 12 academic papers, two books, (The Superstar Roadmap: How Ordinary People Build Extraordinary Careers and The Superstar Syndrome: The Making of a Champion) and 29 columns on best management practices published by Management.Issues. Her research focuses on the development of new models of talent and the identification of the behavioral strategies people use to become leaders. In 2007, White received the JoAnne Fussa Distinguished Teaching Award. In the past four years she has received three distinguished teaching commendations for her organizational behavior course. In 2010 she was selected as Woman of the Year by the Harvard Women's Empowerment Network and in 2015 she was one of 13 Harvard faculty selected by to speak at Harvard's Lectures that Last program. From 2012 to 2015 she was an honorary professor in enterprise management at Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics in Nanchang, China. While a graduate student at Harvard, White founded with two partners Endeavor Information Systems, a software performance evaluation company. In addition, she holds a patent for a computer neural network based on human learning.


  • PhD Harvard University
  • JD Harvard Law School