BiographyThe primary focus of my research is on interpersonal dynamics in the workplace and how interpersonal relationships influence well-being and performance. I often examine, in particular, the roles of personality and gender in shaping interpersonal relationships between coworkers and between leaders and followers. Among my ongoing research projects, I am examining how transitioning to a virtual work environment affects team member relationships, how leaders perceive and respond to employee voice (speaking up), and how unintentional norm violations by newcomers affect their adjustment to their new organization. Prior to embarking on my academic career, I spent ten years as a fundraising and management consultant to nonprofit organizations and social enterprises.
Areas of Expertise
Development and effects of interpersonal relationships at work
Gender and race in the workplace
Stereotyping and discrimination
Personality and self-concept
Ph D, University of Florida
IMBA (International MBA), Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina
BA, Harvard University
Principles of Management
"What I experienced yesterday is who I am today: Relationship of work motivations and behaviors to within-individual variation in the five-factor model of personality.", (with Timothy Judge, Lauren Simon, Ken Kelley), Journal of Applied Psychology, 99, 2014.