Redona Methasani

Assistant Professor in Residence, Academic co-Director of MBA Programs

Management &



PhD, University of Connecticut
MBA, Carnegie Mellon University
BS, Penn State University, highest distinction and with honors in economics


Gaspar, J. P. and Methasani, R. (2023). Laughter and Lies: Unraveling the Intricacies of Humor and Deception. Current Opinion in Psychology.

Gaspar, J. P., Methasani, R., and Schweitzer, M. E. (2022). Deception in negotiations: Insights and opportunities. Current Opinion in Psychology.

Gaspar, J. P., Methasani, R., and Schweitzer, M. E. (2022). Emotional intelligence and deception: A theoretical model and propositions. Journal of Business Ethics. 177, 567-584.

Gaspar, J. P., Methasani, R., and Schweitzer, M. E. (2019). Fifty shades of deception: Characteristics and consequences of lying in negotiations. Academy of Management Perspectives, 33(1), 62-81.

Methasani, R., Gaspar, J. P., and Barry, B. (2017). Feeling and deceiving: A review and theoretical model of emotions and deception in negotiation. Negotiation and Conflict Management Review, 10(3), 158-178.


Redona is currently an Assistant Professor in Residence and Academic co-Director of MBA Programs at the University of Connecticut School of Business. Her research focuses on emotions and decision making in negotiations, organizations, and interpersonal interactions. It has been published in the Academy of Management Perspectives, Journal of Business Ethics, Current Opinion in Psychology, and as the lead article in Negotiation and Conflict Management Research. It has also been presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management and the International Association for Conflict Management.

In the School of Business, Redona teaches both undergraduate and MBA courses. These include Managing Organizations (MBA core course), Negotiation Strategies (MBA elective), Emotional Intelligence at Work (MBA elective), Managerial and Interpersonal Behavior (upper-level undergrad course), and Managerial Negotiations (upper-level undergrad course). Redona received the 2024 Graduate Teaching Award and 2023 Undergraduate Teaching Award in the School of Business.

Redona received her PhD in management from the School of Business at the University of Connecticut, MBA from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University, and BS in economics from the Smeal School of Business and Schreyer Honors College at Penn State University. Prior to joining the University of Connecticut, Redona served as a management consultant to Yale School of Management Executive Education and held various finance roles at Lockheed Martin.

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