Patricia Gercik's Profile


Massachusetts Institute of Technology



Job Title

Associate Director


United States


Gercik has taught extensively, and developed curricula on Japanese culture, history, business practices, and negotiation. She has a BA from the University of California Berkeley and an MA from Tufts University. Her dedication to international education was recently recognized by the Japan Society of Boston that presented the John E. Thayer III Award to Gercik for her significant contribution to the advancement of understanding between Japan and the United States. Currently, Gercik is the Managing Director of the MIT Japan Program, the largest center of applied Japanese studies in the U.S. She is also the Associate Director of the MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives Program that develops partnerships between MIT and companies and key institutes in Europe and Asia.

Guest Lecturer

Kenya Summer 2009