ACADEMIC AREA Leadership and Organizational Behavior AREAS OF EXPERTISE Conflict Management , Team Process and Decision Making , Leading Across Cultures BiographyPublicationsCoursesCase Studies Education: B.S., MS, Boston University; Ph.D., Cornell UniversityAssociate Professor Kristin Behfar teaches in the core Leadership and Organizations course as well as Leading Teams, Leading Global Strategic Change and doctoral seminars. Her research focuses on sustaining high performance teamwork and leading in global organizations. She has consulted in numerous organizations on team and leadership effectiveness and worked in the marketing communications field for several years. Her current research projects include how to effectively express and resolve workplace conflicts, how team members manage their team-related frustrations, and how leadership practices vary around the world.Her publications have appeared in Academy of Management Review, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Applied Psychology, Harvard Business Review, Organizational Research Methods and Small Group Research. She is also the co-editor of the book entitled "Conflict in Teams: New Directions in Theory and Practice," and on the editorial board of Small Group Research.Prior to coming to Darden, Professor Behfar was a post-doctoral fellow at the Kellogg School of Management in the Management and Organizations department and also a faculty member at the University of California, Irvine for five years. She received her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior at the S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University, and her B.S. and M.S. from the College of Communication at Boston University.Selected PublicationsBehfar, K., Friedman, R., and Oh, S. (2016). How team members allocate credit for work: The impact of team (dis)satisfaction and psychological safety on performance evaluation biases. Small Group Research,47(1), 77-107Behfar, K., Friedman, R., and Brett, J. (2015). Managing co-occurring conflicts in teams. Group Decision and Negotiation, 24(5),1-36.10.1007/s10726-015-9450-xWeingart, L., Behfar, K., Bendersky, C., Todorova, G., and Jehn, K. (2015). The directness and oppositional intensity of conflict expression. Academy of Management Review, 40(2), 235-262 . *Award for Best Paper: Empirical or Theoretical,Academy of Management Conflict Management Division, 2014Behfar, K., Mannix, E. A., Peterson, R. S., & Trochim, W. M. (2011). Conflict in small groups: The meaning and consequences of process conflict. Small Group Research, 42(2), 127-176. *Award for Best Paper published in 2010-2011,Small Group ResearchBehfar, K., Peterson, R., Mannix, E., and Trochim, W. M. (2008). The critical role of conflict resolution in teams: A close look at the links between conflict type, conflict management strategies, and team outcomes. Journal of Applied Psychology, 93(1), 170-188 * Most Influential Paper Award, Academy of Management Conflict Management Division (received in 2016) * Award for Outstanding Paper Published in 2008, International Association for Conflict Management (received in 2010)Peterson, R. and Behfar, K. (2003). The dynamic relationship between performance feedback, trust, and conflict in groups: A longitudinal study.Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes,92, 102-112.Jackson*, K. and Trochim, W.M. (2002). Concept mapping as an alternative approach for the analysis of open-ended survey responses. Organizational Research Methods, 5(4), 307-336. MBA CoursesFirst Year Organizational Behavior Leadership StrategiesExecutive Education CoursesPower and Leadership: Getting Below the Surface The Women's Leadership Program Management Development Program: High-Performance LeadershipOnline CoursesCreating the Innovative WorkplaceAdvancing 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.Kristin J. Behfar' cases are available in the Darden Business Publishing website.