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Fairfield University
Dolan School of Business
North Benson Road
Fairfield, CT 06824-5195
Tel (203) 254-4000 x2841
Fax (203) 254-4105
dgibson@mail.fairfield.edu
Fairfield University
Dolan School of Business
North Benson Road
Fairfield, CT 06824-5195
Tel (203) 254-4000 x2841
Fax (203) 254-4105
dgibson@mail.fairfield.edu












Don Gibson is Professor of Management and Chair of the Management Department at the Charles F. Dolan School of Business, Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut, where he teaches Management, Leadership, Human Resource Strategies, and Managing People for Competitive Advantage to undergraduate and graduate (MBA) students. He received his BS with honors from the University of California, Riverside, and an MA in Radio and Television from San Francisco State University. Don holds an MBA (1990) and Ph.D. (1995) from the University of California at Los Angeles. He was a faculty member for six years at Yale School of Management before joining the Dolan School of Business at Fairfield in 2001. Prior to his academic career, Don worked in international television and motion picture distribution for Lorimar Productions in Los Angeles.

Research
Professor Gibson’s research examines organizational role models, managing emotions in organizations, workplace anger, and conflict management. He has academic articles published or forthcoming in Organization Science, Journal of Management, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Journal of Applied Social Psychology, Journal of Management Education, Journal of Business Ethics, Career Development International, Academy of Management Executive, International Journal of Conflict Management, and a book for practicing managers, Managing Anger in the Workplace. Dr. Gibson’s work on anger in the workplace has received national media attention.

Teaching/Executive Education
Professor Gibson teaches courses to Executives on Persuasive Leadership, Conflict Management, Managing Anger and Strategic Human Resource Management.

He currently teaches Persuasive Leadership and Conflict Management in the Context of Client Relationships for Yale Executive Programs. He also has taught in Yale's Advanced Leadership Development program, and in the past two years has taught executives from China, the Netherlands, Kazakhstan, and the United Arab Emirates. Other executive groups include Cendant Mobility and BearingPoint Consulting.

Professor Gibson serves on the editorial boards of Organization Management Journal, Negotiation and Conflict Management Research, and the International Journal of Conflict Management. He was recently elected Vice President at Large for the Eastern Academy of Management, and has served as Executive Director of the International Association for Conflict Management, a professional organization whose mission is to understand and improve conflict management in family, organizational, societal, and international settings.