Lehman Benson III

Associate Professor of Management and Organizations
Executive Director, Sports Management Program
McCoy/Rogers Faculty Fellow


Ph.D., University of Lund Sweden
MA, University of California, San Diego
BA, University of California, Davis

Areas of Expertise

  • Sports Management
  • Judgment and Decision-Making
  • Organizational Justice
  • The Effects of Time Constraints and Stress on Judgment and Decision-Making
  • Negotiation


MGMT 353 Sports Negotiation and Compiance
MGMT 359 Special Topics: Life Cycle of Elite Athletics

Teaching Interests

Organizational Behavior
Ethical, Political, Legal Environment of Business
Organizational Theory

Publications and Working Papers

Selected Publications

Ordóñez, L. D., Benson, L., & Pittarello, A. (In Press). Time Pressure Perception and Decision Making. In G. Keren and G. Wu (Eds): The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Judgment and Decision Making.

Cropanzano, R., Li. A., Benson, L. (2011).  Peer justice and teamwork process.  Group andOrganization Management, 36 (5), 567-596.

Goldman, B., Cropanzano, R., Stein, J., & Benson III, L., (2008). The role of third-parties/mediation in resolving conflict in organizations. In Gelfand, m.j. & De Dreu, C.K.w. (Eds), The psychology of conflict and conflict management in organizations [SIOP Frontiers Series] (pp.291-320). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Janakiraman, N., & Benson III, L. (2008). Effects of service time on perceived wait in queue: Role of fairness and expectations. In Advances in Consumer Research Volume 35, eds. Angela Y. Lee and Dilip Soman, Duluth, MN: Association for consumer Research.

Cropanzano, R., Goldman, B., & Benson III, L. (2004). Organizational justice and well-being at work. In J. Barling, K. Kelloway and M. Frone (Eds.) Handbook of work stress. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage.

Griffith, T., Tansik, D., & Benson III, L. (2002). Negotiation Technology Implementation: An Empirical Investigation of a Website Introduction, Group Decision and Negotiation, 11(1), 1-22.

Ordóñez, L. D., Benson III, L., & Beach, L. R. (1999). Testing the compatibility test: How instructions, accountability and anticipated regret affect pre-choice screening of options,Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 78 (1), 63-80.

Selected Working Papers

Benson III, L., Mertens D.P., Beach L. R., & Payne J. W. The violation threshold in Image theory’s compatibility test. ( 2nd revise and resubmit Journal of Behavioral Decision-Making).

Gutek, B., O’Connor, M., Done, R., Benson, L., Stockdate, P., Geer, T., Melançon. An exploration of the effects of stimulus materials on judgments of sexual harassment (submitted to Journal of Applied Psychology).

Professional Associations

  • American Psychological Association
  • American Psychological Society
  • Editorial Board of the Journal of Behavioral Decision-Making
  • Panelist for National Science Foundation

Editorial Work

  • Journal of Behavioral Decision-Making, Editorial Board
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Personnel Psychology, National Science Foundation, Ad-hoc Reviewer
  • Organizational Behavior, Reviewer
  • Scientific Affairs, Committee (Organizational Behavior Division) for the Academy of Management 2006-07, Member Gender and Diversity (2006) Academy of Management, Reviewer

Awards and Honors

  • Eller Executive MBA Outstanding Module Award
  • Eller College of Management Faculty Appreciation Award
  • Chi Omega Faculty Application Award
  • President’s Post Doctoral Fellow, the University of California
  • State of Arizona Teaching Award
  • Wakonse Teaching Fellow
  • Several University of Arizona Teaching Awards including:
    • U of A Alumni Association Apple Polisher’s Teaching Award
    • Professor of the Year, The Eller College of Management
    • Teacher of the Year, The Eller College of Management
    • Advisor of the Year, Mortar Board Honorary Society
    • Faculty Initiate: Beta Gamma Sigma Business National Honor Society