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

Professor Lount teaches courses on negotiations and organizational behavior in the Fisher College of Business.  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 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, 7241, or 7345.
BUSMHR 8202.01 - Advanced Seminar: Selected Issues in Organizational Behavior I
Advanced discussions of theory and research on organizational behavior. Prereq: Enrollment in Fisher College of Business PhD program, or permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 cr hrs or 2 completions.
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.