Lehman Benson III

Associate Professor of Management and Organizations
Executive Director, Sports Management Program


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 Compliance
MGMT 357 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. (2016). 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 and Organization 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