Background

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

Education

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

Courses

  • BUSMHR 7244 - Negotiations

    Highlight the components of an effective negotiation and teach students to analyze their own behavior in negotiations. Largely experiential, course provides students with an opportunity to develop their skills by participating in negotiations and integrating their experiences with the principles presented in the assigned readings and course discussions. Prereq: Enrollment in Fisher College of Business graduate programs. Not open to students with credit for 7240 or 7241 (802).

  • 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.