Robert B. Lount, Jr.

Robert B. Lount, Jr. is an associate professor at Fisher College of business at The Ohio State University.  He earned his PhD in Management and Organizations from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Professor Lount’s research has shed light upon how to improve negotiation outcomes, collaboration in teams, increase employee motivation, and improve trust.  His research has been published in leading academic journals and has been appeared in popular press outlets such as Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and The New York Times. He currently serves on the editorial boards of Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Group Dynamics, Journal of Trust Research, and Small Group Research.  In 2014 he became a Dean’s Fisher Faculty Fellow and in 2016 he was named as one of Poets & Quants top 40 business school professors under 40.

Professor Lount currently teaches courses on negotiations and organizational behavior in the Fisher College of Business. In addition to teaching in the graduate and undergraduate programs at Ohio State, he has also taught at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University, and at INSEAD in France.

Areas of Expertise

  • Conflict Resolution
  • Diversity and Group Performance
  • Motivation in Groups
  • Negotiations
  • Trust Development and Repair


  • PhD, Northwestern University
  • MS, Northwestern University
  • BS, Michigan State University


BUSMHR 7194.64 - Group Studies

Group study projects in related areas in management and human resources. 
Prereq: Permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 894.64.


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    Columbus, OH 43210

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