Dr. Robyn Short


Dr. Robyn Short is the president and CEO of Workplace Peace Institute, a consulting and research firm that brings peace and dignity to the workplace. She also works as a peace-building trainer, mediator, racial equity coach, and restorative justice facilitator.

Dr. Short is the founder and board chair of the Peace & Conciliation Project, a 501(c)(3) antiracism organization that brings communities together to address and repair the harm of racial injustice. She works with Dallas Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation as a racial equity consultant and strategist.


Dr. Short is an adjunct professor at Southern Methodist University in the Master of Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution program, Bay Path University in the Master of Leadership and Negotiation program, and Lipscomb University in the Master of Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution.


Dr. Short has authored four books on peace building.  

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Dr. Short holds a Doctor of Liberal Studies degree with a focus in peace studies and systems design. Her dissertation work explores the role of dignity in organizational systems design. She holds a Master of Art in Dispute Resolution from Southern Methodist University and a Master of Liberal Arts from Southern Methodist University with a focus in 15th century European History. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Auburn University.