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. 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. Prior to coming to Darden, Thomas-Hunt was an associate professor at Cornell’s Johnson School. 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 MA and PhD from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and her BS in chemical engineering from Princeton University.