I am an Assistant 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, in 2021-22, the Donchian Faculty Fellow in Ethics at UVA


I study interpersonal dynamics, social exchange, conflict resolution, and decision-making. I teach courses on leadership; power and organizational politics; interpersonal and group/team dynamics; 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 featured by the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Harvard Business Review.


I currently serve as an advisor/non-executive director at BrandsEye, Names & Faces, and Space 3. I am also the founding Director of Executive Education and Lifelong Learning (BattenX) at the Batten School.

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