Bruce Barry is Professor of Management and Sociology at Vanderbilt University, where he teaches courses on power and influence in organizations, business and society, negotiation, and the sociology of media and technology.
His research on behavior at work, including power, conflict, justice, and negotiation, has appeared in many scholarly journals and volumes. He also writes about business ethics, workplace rights, and public policy issues at the intersection of business and society. He is co-author of three books on negotiation (published by McGraw Hill/Irwin) that are used in courses at universities worldwide.
Barry is a past president of the International Association for Conflict Management, and a past chair of the Conflict Management Division of the Academy of Management. He is a
member of the editorial boards of the journals Business Ethics Quarterly, Work and Occupations, and Negotiation and Conflict Management Research.
He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Virginia and a Ph.D. in organizational behavior from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has also taught at Duke University and at UNC-Chapel Hill, and has been a visiting scholar at the Queensland University of Technology and the University of Melbourne in Australia.
Barry lives in Nashville, Tennessee, where he is president of the board of directors of the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee, and is a contributing writer and blogger for the Nashville Scene (a weekly alternative newspaper).