Elaine Landry is an Associate Professor of Management at Babson College, teaching courses and seminars in negotiations in the graduate, undergraduate, and executive education programs. She received her masters and doctoral degrees in management and conflict resolution from Harvard University where she was a member of the first graduate cohort group sponsored by Harvard Law School’s pioneer dispute resolution concentration.
Professor Landry's professional activities have included leadership of the Harvard Program on Negotiation's Dispute Resolution Forum and academic and practitioner project groups on negotiation pedagogy; dispute resolution in the workplace; cooperative labor management; and, a study of mediator practitioners. Prior to Babson, she also worked as a consultant on civil rights issues and community conflict with the Community Relations Service of the United States Department of Justice and as a mediator with the Face-to-Face Mediation Program of the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office.
Professor Landry has consulted with a wide range of organizations interested in developing effective dispute-resolution strategies and systems. She has published work in the areas of managerial negotiations, conflict in the online environment, and mutual gains bargaining. In addition, she has been a principal researcher on a project to advance women’s careers, and on negotiation training and research efforts sponsored by the United States Department of Labor, the United States Institute of Peace, and the National Institute for Dispute Resolution. Her current research projects include: a study of cross-cultural business negotiations; a study of how people negotiate work life balance/flexibility in the workplace; and a study of how discriminatory forms of communication influence negotiator confidence and bargaining tactics.