Quinnipiac University
Tuvana Rua

Associate Professor of Management

Co-Director of M&T Bank Center for Women & Business

Faculty Coord for BS Talent Mangt in Sports, eSports & Ente

Tuvana Rua is an Associate Professor of Management at School of Business at Quinnipiac University and currently teaches in the areas of management, negotiations, and leadership. Dr. Rua’s research focuses on negotiations, decision making and best practices in pedagogy, and she frequently presents at national conferences.

Dr. Rua also has extensive international business experience with a concentration in management and marketing. Additionally, she has served as an independent consultant to start-up and small businesses in the tri-state area. Currently, she serves as the Co-Director for M&T Bank Center for Women and Business at Quinnipiac University as well as the Director of the ConnCORP/QU Community Entrepreneurship Academy and Clinics.


  • BA, Bogazici University
  • MA, Emerson College
  • MBA, International University of Monaco
  • MPHIL, City University of New York
  • PHD, City University of New York

Areas of Expertise

  • Conflict Management
  • Management
  • Management Education and Development
  • Organizational Behavior


  • Management

Office Location

  • Faculty Office Building 131

Mail Drop

  • SB-DNF

Selected Publications

Peer Reviewed Presentations

Get those global experiences! Intrapersonal and interpersonal outcomes of creative thinking in conflict resolution

Aytug, Z., Rua, T., Lawter, L., Andreassi, J.

Eastern Academy of Management, Providence, RI (2024)

Peer Reviewed Presentations

Avoiding cultural blunders in global teams: Hofstede to the Rescue!

Rua, T., Paros, A., Andreassi, J., & Christian, V.

Eastern Academy of Management Association Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA. (2023)

Peer Reviewed Journal

Teaching virtual presentation with a theory-based feedback intervention: An experiential class project for the postpandemic era

Rua, T., Aytug, A.

Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education 1-11 December (2023)

Peer Reviewed Journal

Tackling the anxiety of learning statistics: The mystery of the red envelope

Robinson, M.A., Soublière, J.-F., Agogué, M., Grégoire, D.A., Rua, T. & Plourde, Y.

21(3) Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education 167-176 July 2023 (2023)

Peer Reviewed Presentations

Teaching Virtual Communication and Presentation Skills: A Theory-Based Experiential Project

Rua, T. & Aytug, Z.

Eastern Academy of Management, Portland, Maine (2022)

Peer Reviewed Journal

NegotioPoly: a holistic gaming approach to negotiation teaching

Rua, T., Aytug, Z., Lawter, L.

Organization Management Journal Quarter (2021)

Peer Reviewed Presentations

Student Ethics Scale: Development of a new measure

Rua, T., Lawter, L., & Aytug, Z.

Eastern Academy of Management Association Annual Conference, Virtual (2020)

Peer Reviewed Presentations

Department of Labor Proposed Benefits – Which work best and their relationship with individual and organizational outcomes

Andreassi, J., Lawter, L., Grosso, A., Rua, T., & Thompson, C.

Work Family Research Network, Virtual (2020)