Robert B. Lount, Jr. is a Professor of Management and Human Resources in the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University.  He earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Michigan State University and his PhD in Management and Organizations from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Professor Lount’s research examines how to promote successful outcomes when people work together by focusing on how to improve motivation, coordination, trust, and negotiation outcomes. His research has been published in leading academic journals and has appeared in popular press outlets such as Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and The New York Times. In 2016 he was named as one of Poets & Quants top 40 business school professors under 40.

Professor Lount teaches courses on negotiations and organizational behavior in the Fisher College of Business.  In 2017 he received the Westerbeck Pace Setter award for excellence in graduate teaching. He has also taught courses 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 7703 - Leadership, Talent Management, and Organizational Behavior in Health Sciences

    Provides an overview of factors that influence individual and team performance and techniques to improve it with an emphasis on the businesses in the life sciences and healthcare for managerial decision making. Prereq: Enrollment in the Graduate Business Minor in Health Sciences.

  • BUSMHR 7800 - Advanced Topics in Management and Human Resources for EMBA

    Advanced Topics in Management and HR for students in the Executive MBA Program. Prereq: Enrollment in EMBA program. Repeatable to a maximum of 15 cr hrs or 7 completions.