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Academic Experience & Education

Current
Assistant Professor -
Organization Theory and Strategy
Org. Behavior and Theory Group

Carnegie Mellon University
Tepper School of Business

2013
PhD - Management
MIT Sloan School of Management
Economic Sociology Program

2008
MBA
Yale School of Management

2002
BS Economics
The Wharton School
University of Pennsylvania

Research

I study Organization Theory broadly.  My research interests revolve around how audience perceptions of organizations and individuals influence behavior in markets. In particular, I am developing a line of work that looks at how perceptions of success can constrain an organization or individual’s ability to compete in a market. I have studied organizations and behavior in industries as diverse as entertainment, sports, and food industries and behavioral health industries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teaching

I teach Organizational Behavior from a Macro Organizational perspective. 
This includes courses on behavior and performance of organizations in markets, networks inside and outside of the firm, business strategy, and behavior of individuals inside the firm.

I am currently teaching or have taught in the past: Introduction to Organizational Behavior for undergraduates, a PhD course on the Sociology of Strategy, A PhD survey course on Macro OB, the core MBA Corporate Strategy course, and an MBA elective on Corporate and Market Strategy at the Tepper School, Carnegie Mellon University.