Lehman Benson III

Associate Professor of Management and Organizations

McCoy/Rogers Fellow of Management and Organizations

McClelland Hall 405LL
P.O. Box 210108
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0108

Areas of Expertise

  • Sports management
  • Judgment and decision making
  • Conflict management and negotiations
  • Organizational justice
  • Effects of time constraints and stress on judgment and decision making


PhD, Lund University, Sweden

MA, University of California, San Diego

BA, University of California, Davis

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Lehman Benson joined the Eller College of Management in 1994 after earning his PhD in Psychology at Lund University (Sweden). In addition, to studying in Sweden, Lehman completed a Presidential Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the University of California Berkeley. He served as the executive director of Eller’s Sports Management Program from 2012-2020. His areas of expertise include sports management, conflict management and negotiations, organizational justice and the effects of time constraints on judgment and decision-making. Benson is also a member of the Eller College Diversity and Inclusion Task Force.


  • 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.
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