Brian Gunia joined the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School in 2011. He is an Associate Professor in the research track. Brian studies three ways that people commonly jeopardize their careers: by acting unethically, negotiating ineffectively, and sleeping insufficiently. Instead of focusing on self-defeating choices themselves, however, he focuses on simple, theoretically-motivated measures that might enable individuals to act more ethically, negotiate more effectively, and sleep longer or better. Brian is the author of a negotiation blog called Life's Negotiable and a negotiation book called The Bartering Mindset. Brian founded the Johns Hopkins Business in Government (BIG) Initiative, and he currently serves as Academic Program Director for the full-time MBA program.
- Ph. D, Management & Organization, Northwestern University
- MS, Management & Organization, Northwestern University
- BA, Economics and Finance, Washington University
- Gunia, B. C. & Levine, E. E. (2019). Deception as competence: The effect of occupational stereotypes on the perception and proliferation of deception. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 152, 122-137.
- (Co-first authorship) Bhatia, N. & Gunia, B. C. (2018). “I was going to offer $10,000 but…”: The effects of phantom anchors in negotiation. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 148, 70-86.
- Gunia, B. C. (2018). The sleep trap: Do sleep problems prompt entrepreneurial motives but undermine entrepreneurial means? Academy of Management Perspectives, 32, 228-242.
- Gunia, B. C., Sipos, M. L., LoPresti, M., & Adler, A. B. (2015). Sleep leadership in high-risk occupations: An investigation of soldiers on peacekeeping and combat missions. Military Psychology, 27, 197-211.
- Gunia, B. C., Barnes, C. M., & Sah, S. (2014). The morality of larks and owls: Unethical behavior depends on chronotype in addition to time-of-day. Psychological Science, 25, 2272-2274.
- Gunia, B. C., Swaab, R. I., Sivanathan, N. & Galinsky, A. D. (2013). The remarkable robustness of the first-offer effect: Across culture, power, and issues. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 39, 1547-1558.
- Gunia, B. C., Wang, L., Huang, L., Wang, J., & Murnighan, J.K. (2012). Contemplation and conversation: Subtle influences on moral decision making. Academy of Management Journal, 55, 13-33.
- Gunia, B. C., Brett, J. M., Nandkeolyar, A., & Kamdar, D. (2011). Paying a price: Culture, trust, and negotiation consequences. Journal of Applied Psychology, 96, 774-789.
- Gunia, B. C. (2019). The Bartering Mindset: A Mostly Forgotten Framework for Mastering your Next Negotiation. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
- Solving Organizational Problems
- Negotiation (Online)
Honors and distinctions
- Poets & Quants Professor of the Week, August 2019
- Outstanding Reviewer Award, Academy of Management Perspectives, 2017-2018
- Dean's Award for Faculty Excellence, 2015-2018
- MPH/MBA Faculty Recognition Award, 2016
- The Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association Excellence in Teaching Award, 2015
- Recipient, Best Published Paper Award, International Association of Conflict Management Conference, Tacoma, July 2013
- Johns Hopkins EMBA Leadership and Management Teaching Award, March 2013
- Winner, Kenneth E. Clark Student Research Award, Center for Creative Leadership, August 2011
- Best Student Paper Award, Academy of Management Conference, Conflict Management Division, San Antonio, August 2011
- Finalist, William H. Newman Award, Academy of Management, San Antonio, August 2011
- Best Student Paper Award, International Association of Conflict Management, Istanbul, July 2011
- Nominee, Kellogg School of Management’s L.G. Lavengood Professor of the Year Award, June 2011
- Kellogg Graduate Student Teaching Award, 2009-2010
- Finalist, University of Notre Dame Excellence in Ethics Dissertation Proposal Competition, Chicago, May 2010
- Summa cum Laude, Washington University in St. Louis, 2003
- Phi Beta Kappa, 2003
Impact and engagement
- Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. Research collaboration, 2013-Present
In the media
- The best books that will make you a master negotiator. (8/7/19). Forbes.
- The jobs where liars excel. (6/26/19). BBC.
- Why you may be prone to hiring a liar, and not even know it. (6/19/19). ScienceDaily.
- Become a better negotiator by not thinking about money. (5/21/19). Barron’s.
- A fresh approach to negotiation. (5/16/19). Curious Minds Podcast.
- Managing change? Manage your environment. (4/14/19). Forbes.
- Are you underpaid? The bartering mindset can help. (2/18/19). Barron’s.
- New office hours aim for well rested, more productive workers. (12/24/18).The New York Times.
- Thinking about it. (10/23/18). National Affairs.
- Should you start your day at 2:30 in the morning? (9/24/18). BBC.
- Trust matters the most in negotiations. (10/23/17). Forbes India.
- Daylight-saving time is bad for your relationships. (3/9/15). The Wall Street Journal.
- The Monday after the switch to Daylight Savings Time is disastrous for all kinds of workers. (3/9/15). Business Insider.
- No, mornings don’t make you moral. (2/25/15). The New Yorker.
- This flowchart proves 99 percent of work meetings are garbage. (2/12/15). Huffington Post.