Melissa Thomas-Hunt

University of Virginia
Associate Professor of Business Administration

Dr. Melissa Thomas-Hunt’s research activities focus on conflict management, negotiation, and collaboration processes. Her current research examines the contribution of expertise within diverse groups and the effects of status and power on negotiation and team processes and outcomes. She is a contributor at www.Leanin.org. Her publications have appeared in Research on Organizational Behavior, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Journal of Social Justice Research, Psychology of Women Quarterly, and Research on Managing Groups and Teams. Thomas-Hunt came to the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia from a position as a tenured associate professor at Cornell’s Johnson School. She has also taught at the Stanford University’s GSB and the Olin School of Business, Washington University and mostly recently at Semester at Sea. She received her master’s and doctoral degrees from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and her undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from Princeton University. Prior to attending graduate school, she worked as an account marketing representative at IBM.

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