BiographyPublicationsCoursesCase Studies Education: B.S.E., Princeton University; MS, Ph.D., Northwestern UniversityAssociate Professor Melissa Thomas-Hunt teaches the "Bargaining and Negotiations" course. Her teaching and research activities focus on conflict management, negotiation and inclusive leadership within global teams and organizations. She has also spent numerous years teaching negotiations to executives. Her current research activities focus specifically on the effects of status and power on negotiation processes and outcomes and the evaluation and integration of expertise within diverse groups.Her publications have appeared in Research on Organizational Behavior, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Management Science, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin and Research on Managing Groups and Teams.Prior to coming to Darden, Thomas-Hunt was an associate professor at Cornell's Johnson School, where she was on the faculty for nine years. She also taught at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, Washington University's Olin School of Business and Stanford's Graduate School of Business. Thomas-Hunt received her master's and doctoral degrees from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and her undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from Princeton University.Selected PublicationsGruber, D. A. Smerek, R.E. Thomas-Hunt, M.C."The Real-Time Power of Twitter: Crisis Management and Leadership in an Age of Social Media." Business Horizons. Forthcoming. Duguid, M.M. & Thomas-Hunt, M. C."Condoning Stereotyping: How awareness of stereotyping prevalence impacts expressions of stereotypes." Journal of Applied Psychology. Forthcoming. Phillips, K.W., M.M. Duguid, Melissa Thomas Hunt, and J. Aparna. "Diversity as knowledge exchange: The roles of information processing, expertise and status," in Quinetta Roberson (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of Diversity in the Workplace, Oxford University Press (2013).Denise Lewin Loyd, Katherine W. Phillips, Jennifer Whitson, and Melissa C. Thomas-Hunt."Expertise in your midst: How congruence between status and speech style affects reactions to unique knowledge," Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, Vol. 36, No. 3, May 2010, 379-395.M. Sinaceur, Melissa C. Thomas-Hunt, O. O'Neill, and M.A. Neale. "Influence and perceived expertise in group decision making: Minority members' impact on private judgments and public decision, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Vol. 36, No. 3, March 2010, 423-437.Stephen J. Sauer, Melissa C. Thomas-Hunt, and Patrick A. Morris. "Too good to be true? The unintended signaling effects of educational prestige on external expectations of team performance, Organization Science, Vol. 21, No. 5, September/October 2010, 1108-1120.Susan F. Cabrera, Stephen J. Sauer, and Melissa C. Thomas-Hunt."The evolving manager stereotype: The effects of industry gender-typing on performance expectations for leaders and their teams," Psychology of Women Quarterly, Vol. 33, No. 4, December 2009, 419-428. Melissa C. Thomas-Hunt and Katherine W. Phillips. "The malleability of race in organizational teams: A theory of racial status activation," in Jone L. Pearce (Editor), Status in Management and Organizations, Cambridge University Press, 238-266. MBA CoursesBargaining and NegotiatingExecutive Education CoursesWomen's Leadership ProgramAdvancing knowledge through research that shapes business, Darden professors are recognized thought leaders in their fields. They are not only master case method teachers, they also author many of the cases used in Darden classrooms and around the world.Melissa Thomas-Hunt's cases are available in the Darden Business Publishing website.