I am an Assistant Professor of Management at the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University. Before that I was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Dispute Resolution Research Center at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. I received my PhD from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, my MPA from the Wagner School of Public Service at NYU, and my BA in Anthropology from Ithaca College. Prior to academia, I spent half a decade managing interdisciplinary projects in the healthcare industry.
My research investigates the interpersonal dynamics of collaboration and motivation within and across teams. In particular, I examine how the diverse goals of team members – as well as their awareness and experience of that goal diversity – affect coordination, perceptions of coordination, and interpersonal processes. My work aims to improve our understanding of complex collaborative processes and has been published in Research in Organizational Behavior, Organization Studies, Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice, Frontiers in Psychology, and Management Teaching Review.
I use a wide range of methodological approaches in my research, and have conducted field studies (both qualitative and survey-based) as well as laboratory experiments. I also utilize multiple analytical techniques, from quantitative analyses such as regression, ANOVA, multilevel modeling, and social network analysis to inductive, qualitative analyses.
At SCU, I teach Management of Organizations (MGMT 160) and Flourishing at Work (MGMT 175) in the Undergraduate program and Leading People in Organizations (MGMT 3000) in the Evening and Online MBA programs. In 2022, I had the honor of being recognized as one of Poets & Quants 50 Best Undergraduate Business Professors and also received the ACE Outstanding Faculty Award at SCU - an award selected by students.