I am an Associate Professor at the University of Virginia, with a joint appointment between the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, and the Darden School of Business, and a courtesy appointment in Psychology (Social). I am an affiliate of ideas42 and an Associate Editor at Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes (OBHDP).
I am interested in the processes and dynamics that give rise to ‘good’ decisions, policies and conditions in organizations. I study interpersonal dynamics, social justice and social exchange, conflict resolution, ethics, and morality.
I teach graduate-level (MBA, Masters in Public Policy) and executive education courses on leadership; power and organizational politics; interpersonal and group/team dynamics; diversity, equity, and inclusion; managing change; and negotiations.
My research has been published in journals such as Nature; Psychological Science; Journal of Experimental Psychology: General; Journal of Personality and Social Psychology; and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. It has also been the subject of articles in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Harvard Business Review.
I currently serve as a non-executive director at DataEQ and an advisor at VEL. I am also an advisor at TikTok for their Global Trust & Safety team, working on platform fairness and inclusion.