Dr. Benjamin Dunford is a Professor at the Krannert School of Management, Purdue University. He also has formal academic affiliations with the Department of Psychological Sciences and Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering at Purdue University, and School of Management at Seoul National University in South Korea. Professor Dunford is a recognized teacher at Masters and Executive levels on topics including negotiation, organizational change, leadership, compensation, employee engagement, conflict management and labor relations. His research focuses on how the management of people impacts organizational effectiveness, employee engagement and safety outcomes, with special emphasis on the healthcare industry. On these topics he has published over 25 peer reviewed journal articles, conference proceedings and book chapters. His research has been recognized for excellence from the Academy of Management, the Labor and Employee Relations Association, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, the Journal of Healthcare Management, and the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science. Professor Dunford has consulted with numerous firms from a variety of industries including, media, restaurant, aluminum, and telecommunications but most extensively in healthcare. He earned his PhD from Cornell University in 2004, and holds Masters and Bachelor's degrees in Psychology from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and Brigham Young University, respectively.