Dustin Sleesman

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Title Associate Professor of Management
Email sleesman@nospam666c010824f2f.udel.edu
Office 223 Lerner Hall
Biography

Biography

Dustin J. Sleesman is an associate professor of management and UD-SWUFE Joint Institute Fellow at the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics at the University of Delaware. He received a Ph.D. from Michigan State University and a B.S. and B.A. from The Ohio State University.

Dr. Sleesman conducts research in multiple areas. First, he studies the psychology of decision-making, including why people become committed to their decisions and how biases can influence them. Second, he focuses on negotiation and conflict resolution – and especially how they are affected by our thoughts and perceptions. Third, Dr. Sleesman studies team effectiveness, such as understanding how the motivation and personality of team members influence their interactions.

His research has been published in leading academic journals, including Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Annals, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, The Leadership Quarterly and Journal of Applied Psychology. It has also been cited in various media outlets, such as Forbes, HuffPost, MIT Sloan Management Review, The European Business Review, Philanthropy Journal, La Tercera (Santiago, Chile), Delaware Public Radio WDPN-TV Wilmington/Philadelphia and Cheddar TV.

He has received several awards and recognition for his research, including the UD-SWUFE Joint Institute Fellowship in 2022, the Outstanding Junior Faculty Award and the Dean’s Office Research Recognition Award” from the Lerner College of Business and Economics in 2019, and the Best Empirical or Theoretical Paper Award from the Conflict Management division of the Academy of Management in 2017.

Dr. Sleesman is very passionate about his teaching and impact on students. He teaches in both the graduate and undergraduate programs and offers courses in negotiation and conflict resolution, organizational behavior and a specialty course on management skills for engineers and scientists. He also provides customized training and development workshops for various organizations.

Education

  • Ph.D. in organizational behavior & human resource management, Michigan State University, 2012
  • B.S. in business administration, The Ohio State University, 2007
  • B.A. in psychology, The Ohio State University, 2007

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Awards & Honors

  • MBA Teaching Award Honorable Mention, 2023
  • UD-SWUFE Joint Institute Fellowship, Lerner College of Business and Economics, 2022
  • Best Paper Proceedings, Conflict Management Division, Academy of Management, 2022
  • Nominated for MBA Teaching Award, University of Delaware, 2022
  • Nominated for Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Delaware, 2020
  • Keynote Speaker, Executive Reception, Delaware BioScience Association, 2019
  • Outstanding Junior Faculty Award, Lerner College of Business and Economics, 2019
  • Outstanding Research Award, Department of Business Administration, 2019
  • Dean’s Office Research Recognition Award, Lerner College of Business and Economics, 2019
  • Best Empirical or Theoretical Paper Award, Conflict Management Division, Academy of Management, 2017
  • General University Research Grant, University of Delaware, 2014
  • Outstanding Reviewer Award, Organizational Behavior Division, Academy of Management, 2014

Curriculum Vitae

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