Associate Professor Melissa Thomas-Hunt teaches "Bargaining and Negotiations." 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.