GREGORY K. STEPHENS is Associate Professor of Management and Leadership, and Chair of the Department of Management in the Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University. He earned his Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Irvine. He teaches in the graduate and undergraduate programs at TCU. Most recently he has taught graduate courses in negotiations and workplace conflict management, and an undergraduate course in team leadership skills.

His research has been published in respected scholarly outlets, including such journals as Educational and Psychological Measurement, the Journal of Management, the Journal of Management Studies, Research in Personnel and Human Resources Management, Organizational Dynamics, California Management Review, and the Journal of Health and Human Services Administration. He is also a member of the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Executive, the Journal of Management, the Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, and the Journal of Management Inquiry. His current research is focused on the challenges of dispute resolution, and emotion in mediation.

Dr. Stephens is bilingual (English and Spanish), and worked in Chile, South America for two years. He is a Texas court‑qualified mediator, with advanced training in family and victim/offender mediation and is a certified trainer for Crucial Conversations and Crucial Confrontations . He is the founder of Banyan Group, which provides mediation services, communication and mediation training, conflict resolution systems design, and executive coaching. His clients have included Sabre Holdings Inc., Energy Education Inc., The United Way, TTI Inc., Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railroad, Williamson-Dickie, the Federal Aviation Administration, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Acton, Texas Independent School District, Texas Christian University, the City of Fort Worth, and numerous other organizations and individuals.