Shizuka Modica


Education: B.A. Doshisha University; Ed.M., Harvard Graduate School of Education; Ph.D., University of Virginia

Dr. Shizuka Modica is Professor of Organizational Behavior and Leadership at the Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics. She is also an adjunct faculty at the University of Virginia’s (UVa’s) Darden School of Business and School of Continuing & Professional Studies. She is an expert on high performance, meaningful work, leadership, and change management. She is a meditation practitioner and integrates mindful practice into her signature course, “Leading Meaningfully for Sustainable Growth.” She earned her master’s in education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and her Ph.D. in higher education from UVa. As a learning facilitator, her life work is to promote human flourishing in the workplace and promote sustainable economic development. In her spare time, Shizuka enjoys Yoga and gardening.