ELLIOTT N. WEISS, Faculty Lead
Professor of Business Administration, University of Virginia, Darden School of Business
Oliver Wight Professor of Business Administration Elliott N. Weiss teaches in the Technology and Operations Management area at Darden. He is the author of numerous articles in the areas of production and operations management and has extensive consulting experience for both manufacturing and service companies in the areas of production scheduling, workflow management, logistics, lean conversions and total productive maintenance.
Before coming to Darden in 1987, Weiss was on the faculty of the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. He has held visiting appointments at the Graduate School of Management
and the University of Melbourne, Australia, and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Inventory Control Manufacturing Planning and Scheduling Manufacturing Project Management Planning and Scheduling Service Industry Operations Health Care Operations Total Productive Maintenance Lean Systems
LUANN J. LYNCH
Professor of Business Administration, University of Virginia, Darden
School of Business
Professor Luann J. Lynch teaches Accounting in the First Year core MBA program and a Second Year elective in management accounting. She is frequently recognized for her outstanding teaching; she was the recipient of the University of Virginia Alumni Board of Trustees Teaching Award and elected Faculty Marshall in 2000, was nominated for the Outstanding Faculty Award from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) in 2001, has been recognized as an Outstanding Professor in BusinessWeek’s Guide to the best Business Schools, and is frequently nominated for the Outstanding Faculty Award at Darden.
Prior to joining the faculty at the Darden School, she taught in the Master of Accounting program at the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina. She was assistant vice president at Roche Biomedical Laboratories, Inc., and held positions in fi nance and accounting at Roche, Northern Telecom (NorTel) and Procter & Gamble. She holds an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and a doctorate in accounting from the University of North Carolina.
Incentive and Compensation Systems
Associate Professor of Business Administration, University of Virginia, Darden School of Business
Associate Professor Melissa Thomas-Hunt teaches “Bargaining and Negotiations.” Her teaching and research activities focus on confl ict management, negotiation and inclusive leadership within global teams and organizations. She has also spent numerous years teaching negotiations to executives. Her current research activities focus specifically on the effects of status and power on negotiation processes and outcomes and the evaluation and integration of expertise within diverse groups.
Her publications have appeared in Research on Organizational Behavior, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Management Science, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin and Research on Managing Groups and Teams.
Prior to coming to Darden, Thomas-Hunt was an associate professor at Cornell’s Johnson School, where she was on the faculty for nine years. She also taught at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, Washington University’s Olin School of Business and Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. Thomas-Hunt received her master’s and doctoral degrees from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and her undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from Princeton University.
Negotiations Power and Influence Leveraging Expertise Global Diversity