I joined Santa Clara University's Leavey School of Business in the fall of 2016. Before that, I was on faculty at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley.  I graduated with a PhD in Management and Organizations from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.  I also hold an MBA from the Stern School of Business, New York University; a Masters in Economics from the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University; and a BSFS in International Economics from the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University.


My research focuses on questions of organizational ethics, corporate governance, social evaluation, and social movements.  I have a particular interest in organizational misconduct, specifically the ways in which misconduct at the organizational level impacts top management and boards of directors at the companies involved.  I am also interested in the processes through which we make sense of and evaluate others, particularly around instance of wrongdoing. Finally, I do work at the intersection of social movements and markets, including research on movements that promoted organic food, bean-to-bar chocolate, micro-breweries, and low-power FM radio.   


My teaching focuses on Leadership and Organizational Behavior at the graduate and executive levels. I regularly teach classes on Leading People and Strategic Business Negotiation for MBAs and executives. Other teaching focuses on Corporate Governance, Ethics, and Organizational Culture. Particular areas of teaching and speaking interest include:

· Organizational behavior and leadership

· Negotiation

· Organizational culture

· Organizational ethics

· Leadership style

· Leading for innovation

· Corporate governance

· Leading high-impact teams

· Corporate social responsibility