UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Shaping Leaders, Driving Results

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Matthew Pearsall


Matt Pearsall’s research examines team performance and adaptation, with a focus on helping cross-functional teams successfully integrate the expertise of their members.

Recently, he has examined ethical decision-making in groups and how teams cope with stress.

The Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes and the Journal of Management have published his work.

Dr. Pearsall is an award-winning teacher who comes to UNC Kenan-Flagler from the University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business.

He served as an officer in the U.S. Navy for four years. He also worked in finance and IT at Sybase Inc. and Ericsson Wireless Systems, and as a stockbroker for TD Waterhouse.

Dr. Pearsall received his PhD in management from the University of Arizona, his MBA from Boston University and his BS in mathematics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.