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Education: B.S., MS, Boston University; Ph.D., Cornell University

Associate Professor Kristin Behfar teaches in the core Leadership and Organizations course as well as Leading Teams, Leading Global Strategic Change and doctoral seminars. Her research focuses on sustaining high performance teamwork and leading in global organizations. She has consulted in numerous organizations on team and leadership effectiveness and worked in the marketing communications field for several years. Her current research projects include how to effectively express and resolve workplace conflicts, how team members manage their team-related frustrations, and how leadership practices vary around the world.

Her publications have appeared in Academy of Management Review, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Applied Psychology, Harvard Business Review, Organizational Research Methods and Small Group Research. She is also the co-editor of the book entitled "Conflict in Teams: New Directions in Theory and Practice," and on the editorial board of Small Group Research.

Prior to coming to Darden, Professor Behfar was a post-doctoral fellow at the Kellogg School of Management in the Management and Organizations department and also a faculty member at the University of California, Irvine for five years. She received her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior at the S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University, and her B.S. and M.S. from the College of Communication at Boston University.

Darden School of Business
Associate Professor of Business Administration

Education:  B.S., MS, Boston University; Ph.D., Cornell University

Associate Professor Kristin Behfar teaches in the core Leadership and Organizations course as well as Leading Teams, Leading Global Strategic Change and doctoral seminars. Her research focuses on sustaining high performance teamwork and leading in global organizations. She has consulted in numerous organizations on team and leadership effectiveness and worked in the marketing communications field for several years. Her current research projects include how to effectively express and resolve workplace conflicts, how team members manage their team-related frustrations, and how leadership practices vary around the world.

Her publications have appeared in Academy of Management Review, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Applied Psychology, Harvard Business Review, Organizational Research Methods and Small Group Research. She is also the co-editor of the book entitled "Conflict in Teams: New Directions in Theory and Practice," and on the editorial board of Small Group Research.

Prior to coming to Darden, Professor Behfar was a post-doctoral fellow at the Kellogg School of Management in the Management and Organizations department and also a faculty member at the University of California, Irvine for five years. She received her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior at the S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University, and her B.S. and M.S. from the College of Communication at Boston University.

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Advancing knowledge through research that shapes business, Darden professors are recognized thought leaders in their fields. They are not only master case method teachers, they also author many of the cases used in Darden classrooms and around the world.

Kristin J. Behfar'' cases are available in the Darden Business Publishing website.

Advancing knowledge through research that shapes business, Darden professors are recognized thought leaders in their fields. They are not only master case method teachers, they also author many of the cases used in Darden classrooms and around the world.

Kristin J. Behfar'' cases are available in the Darden Business Publishing website.

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