Bio


Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu received a doctorate in clinical and community psychology from Harvard University and was a professor at the University of Tokyo before coming to Stanford. His appointments include consulting professor in the School of Medicine, School of Humanities and Science, and visiting fellow in the School of Education and Asia Pacific Research Center. He has taught in Leadership Innovations, Wellness Education, Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity, Lifeworks, Psychology, Anthropology, and Human Biology. His leadership consulting practice with American and Japanese organizations is based in mindfulness, emotional intelligence, compassion, and responsibility, balancing Eastern and Western wisdom and science. He is author of books in Japanese and English, including, Multicultural Encounters (2002), When Half is Whole (2012), The Stanford University Mindfulness Classroom (2016), From Mindfulness to Heartfulness: Transforming Self and Society with Compassion (2018), and the forthcoming Stanford Way of Leadership (2018).

Academic Appointments


  • Lecturer, Humanities and Sciences Interdepartmental Programs

2018-19 Courses


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