About Alison


Alison R. Fragale is currently the Mary Farley Ames Lee Fellow and Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. Alison teaches courses on both effective leadership and negotiation skills to undergraduates, graduate students and executives. An award-winning teacher, Alison has served as the instructor for the required leadership course in the full-time MBA program at Kenan-Flagler.

Alison has served as an instructor or consultant on leadership and negotiation for executives in numerous organizations, including Schneider Electric, ExxonMobil, Bayer CropScience, Eastman Chemical, the National Multi-Housing Council, AvalonBay, Post Properties, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and the U.S. Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Navy. Alison’s research focuses on the determinants and consequences of power, status, and influence in organizations, conflict resolution and negotiation, and verbal and nonverbal communication.

Alison received her B.A. in Mathematics and Economics, magna cum laude, from Dartmouth College, where she now sits on the Board of Visitors of the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences. She also holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Prior to pursuing her Ph.D., Alison worked as a management consultant for McKinsey &
Company, Inc. Based in Chicago, IL, she advised numerous companies in the automotive and financial services industries on issues of corporate strategy and change management.