Michael A. Gross is a Professor in the Department of Management at Colorado State University and is the Editor-in-Chief for Negotiation and Conflict Management Research, the 2016 Past Division Chair, Conflict Management Division, Academy of Management, and the 2015 recipient of the Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award for the College of Business. He earned his Ph.D. at Arizona State University. His current research interests focus on crying in the workplace, conflict, and verbal aggression.. He has published in a variety of journals including Decision Sciences, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Emotion Review, Journal of Management Inquiry, the International Journal of Conflict Management, Management Communication Quarterly, Journal of Applied Communication Research, and the Journal of Management Education. He serves on five editorial review boards. He teaches negotiation and conflict management at the undergraduate level and in the graduate and executive programs as well as courses in organizational behavior and human resource management. In addition, he has received numerous awards for excellence in research, teaching and service. Dr. Gross recenlty completed a sabbatical leave for the 2016-2017 academic year as a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University in New York City, and as a Visiting Scholar at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada.