Bio & Vita
I am an Assistant Professor of Management at the Portland State University School of Business. Prior to joining PSU, I was a post-doctoral fellow in the Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management. Prior to that, I received my Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business in 2017, where I was a fellow at the LINKS Center for Social Network Analysis.
My research generally encompasses two primary themes. First, I am interested in how employees drive and handle change. I study how employees handle large organizational changes, such as mergers and acquisitions. I also investigate how individuals drive more micro-changes, such as changing in their network of workplace relationships, driving innovative changes in the workplace, and driving changes in their careers by quitting their jobs. Second, I am interested in employees’ individual differences, including gender and political skill. My work is often at the intersection of these two themes. It has appeared in premier journals such as Organization Science and the Journal of Applied Psychology.
I teach the Contemporary Organizational Leadership undergraduate course at Portland State. In the past, I have taught Organizational Network Analysis at Vanderbilt, as well as Organizational Behavior at the University of Kentucky.
I live in Portland, Oregon with my wife, Julie, and our two adorable pups, Lilly and Hazel.
Assistant Professor of Management
Portland State University School of Business
Karl Miller Center 360D
615 SW Harrison St.
Portland, OR 97201