Gaylen Paulson is a program faculty member in Executive Education at the University of Notre Dame. He has taught in the Notre Dame Executive MBA and Master of Science in Accountancy programs and regularly leads seminars in negotiations for executives in a variety of custom programs in Executive Education. Dr. Paulson’s primary responsibility is as a member of the faculty of the management department at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. He received an MS and PhD in communication studies at Northwestern University. Paulson has published articles, case studies and book chapters in outlets such as The Journal of Applied Psychology, The International Journal of Conflict Management, International Negotiation, and Communication Research. He trains and consults widely, offering programs focusing on negotiation skills, managerial leadership, and strategic influence, in organizations such as 3M, Bayer, The Conference Board, Dell, Ernst & Young, HEB, Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft, National Public Radio, Pfizer, and Texas Instruments. Gaylen has a number of teaching awards for his work with executives, MBA students and undergraduates.