Teaching


Matthew Diabes' teaching connects students to contemporary research in organizational behavior and theory by teaching evidence-based strategies to (future) managers and entrepreneurs. He aspires to create a variety of opportunities in class for students to practice applying the theoretical knowledge they are taught through frequent peer-to-peer interaction and simulation activities. His teaching interests include (but are not limited to) organizational behavior, collaboration and team management, negotiations, self- and employee-development, and conflict resolution.


Courses Taught as Sole Instructor

Negotiations & Conflict Resolution

Spring, 2020 - Undergraduate, Tepper/CMU

Teaching Evaluation: 4.9 / 5.0

Modality: In-person, transitioned to fully online after 3/16/2020 during Covid-19 pandemic

Selected anonymous student remarks from course evaluation:

    • "Professor Diabes was a wonderful instructor who had a clear, genuine interest in his students' learning. This class had many useful practical applications and we were given time and space to refine the skills we learn in lectures/readings."

    • "Interesting content taught by a passionate and considerate professor. I was always interested in taking this course and I was not disappointed at all. The online portion was also well done given the circumstances."

    • "Prof. Diabes is an excellent professor who cares a lot about the students in his class. He goes above and beyond and made sure to let the class know he is always there if we need help in class or in a real negotiation."

Organizational Behavior

Summer, 2019 - Undergraduate, Tepper/CMU

Teaching Evaluation: 4.9 / 5.0

Modality: In-person

Selected anonymous student remarks from course evaluation:

    • "This course was great. It inspired me to research more on my own and made me very interested in how I work within teams and how I can behave in my first internship (and future ones as well)."

    • "Professor Diabes succeeded in making the classroom environment both professional and comfortable. I felt comfortable asking questions, and he always welcomed more questions. I'm so glad I took this course."

Courses Supported as Teaching Assistant

Diabes has assisted the instruction of the following Masters of Business Administration (Tepper School of Business, CMU) courses as a teaching assistant:

  • "Team Conflict and Multiparty Negotiations", Instructor: Professor Laurie Weingart (Spring, 2020)

  • "Negotiations", Instructor: Professor Taya R. Cohen (Fall, 2020, Spring, 2018); Professor Laurie Weingart (Fall, 2020); Professor Catherine Shea (Fall, 2019)

  • "Managing Networks and Organizations", Instructor: Professor Brandy Aven (Spring, 2019, Spring 2018)

  • "Developing Star Performers", Instructor: Professor Robert Kelley (Spring, 2019, Spring 2018)

  • "Customer-Driven Strategies and Services", Instructor: Professor Robert Kelley (Fall, 2018)

  • "Organizational Change", Instructor: Professor Gerard Beenen (Summer, 2018)

  • "Competitive Strategy", Instructor: Professor Marcel Minutolo (Spring, 2018)


Diabes has assisted the instruction of the following Masters of Public Policy (Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy, CMU) courses as a teaching assistant:

  • "Organizational Design and Implementation", Instructor: Professor David Lassman (Fall, 2020)

  • "Organizational Management", Instructor: Professor David Lassman (Fall, 2020)

  • "Consulting Lab", Instructor: Professor Chris Labash (Fall, 2019)


Diabes has assisted the instruction of the following undergraduate business (Tepper School of Business, CMU) courses as a teaching assistant:

  • "Managing Across Cultures", Instructor: Professor Oliver Hahl (Fall, 2020)

  • "Organizational Behavior", Instructor: Professor Ella Glikson, (Fall, 2019), Professor Catherine Shea (Fall, 2018), Professor Emma Zhao (Fall, 2018)