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 movements, and institutional change.  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 impression management, organizational and individual reputation and legitimacy, and study ways in which people and organizations attempt to appear to conform to established institutional norms.  Finally, I have done work on social movements, including research on movements that promoted acceptance of organic food, and those that led to the creation of a low-power FM radio service in the United States.   


My teaching focuses on Leadership and Organizational Behavior at the graduate and executive levels. I regularly teach the Leading People class for MBAs and executives. Other teaching focuses on Corporate Governance, Ethics, and PhD-level Organizational Theory. Particular areas of teaching and speaking interest include:

· Organizational behavior and leadership

· Organizational culture

· Organizational ethics

· Leadership style

· Leading for innovation

· Corporate governance

· Crisis management

· Leading high-impact teams

· Leading change

· Corporate social responsibility