Visiting Assistant Professor
PhD, University of Connecticut
MBA, Carnegie Mellon University
BS, Penn State University, highest distinction and with honors
Methasani, R., Gaspar, J. G., 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.
Gaspar, J. G., Methasani, R., and Schweitzer, M. E. (in press). Fifty shades of deception: Characteristics and consequences of lying in negotiations. Academy of Management Perspectives.
I am currently a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Management at the University of Connecticut School of Business. In this role, I conduct research in the field of organizational behavior and teach undergraduate and graduate (MBA) students.
In my research, I focus on emotions and decision making in negotiations, organizations, and interpersonal interactions. My research has been published as the lead article in Negotiation and Conflict Management Research and accepted for publication at the Academy of Management Perspectives. My research has also been presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management and the International Association for Conflict Management.
Though I enjoy research, my passion also resides in the classroom. In the School of Business, I teach Managerial and Interpersonal Behavior (undergrad course) and Managing Organizations (MBA course). In these courses, I focus on the fascinating application of management, economic, and psychology theories and research to individuals, teams, and organizations. I introduce students to carefully selected articles and media that offer neat and unexpected insights into behavior in organizations, and I strive to inspire students to reflect critically on management and organization in ways that transcend that in traditional courses. For instance, the courses that I developed include discussions on leadership in the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, the unexpected consequences of disclosing conflicts of interest in medicine, and the potential pitfalls of extroverted leadership in pizzerias. In my courses, I have received outstanding teaching evaluations (5.0/5.0 across all categories).
I received my 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, I served as a management consultant to Yale School of Management Executive Education and held various financial analyst roles at Lockheed Martin.