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Peter Ronald Ronald Belmi

Associate Professor
Unit: Darden School of Business
Department: Darden Graduate School of Business
Office location and address
FOB 257
20 Duffy Blvd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Ph.D., Organizational Behavior, Stanford University

Peter Belmi is an Assistant Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior at the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia. He received his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. He is interested in the causes and consequences of inequality, why it tends to persist, and how it impedes members of disadvantaged groups from achieving success. His research has been published in top-tier journals, such as Journal of Personality and Social PsychologyJournal of Applied Psychology,Organizational Behavior and Human Decision ProcessesPersonality and Social Psychology BulletinJournal of Organizational Behavior, and the Academy of Management Discoveries. His work has been featured by the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Business Week, Fortune, Huffington Post, The Financial Times, Priceonomics, Public Radio International, The Boston Globe, and Harvard Business Review. Peter teaches an MBA elective called "The Paths to Power" and the MBA first year core course on "Leading Organizations".

GBUS 7341: Leading Organizations
Credits: 2
High-performing organizations are driven by leaders who enable people to be effective in their jobs. This course helps students cultivate mind-sets and use tools to influence behavior in organizations. Prerequisites: Restricted to Darden students.
GBUS 7619: Paths to Power
Credits: 2
Power, status, and influence are topics that make many people somewhat uncomfortable. However, they are fundamental realities in much of organizational life and are the mechanisms by which things get done. Being an effective leader and change agent requires both understanding power and acting on that knowledge. This class is about power: how things get done, how to build and wield influence, and the multiple ways to accomplish these objectives.
GBUS 8999: Darden Independent Study
Credits: 2–3
A Darden Independent Study elective includes either case development or a research project to be conducted by an individual student under the direction of a faculty member. Students should secure the agreement of a resident faculty member to supervise their independent study and assign the final grade that is to be based to a significant degree on written evidence of the individual student's accomplishment.