I am a Professor of Management at the George Mason School of Business.  

My primary research area is psychological attachment and relationship formation and as such I am particularly interested in theories of identity, social exchange, and motivation. I enjoy studying distributed, virtual, on-demand, and other non-traditional work contexts.  My research has appeared in Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Academy of Management Annals, Organization Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Academy of Management Discoveries, Academy of Management Proceedings, and other outlets.  My research has also been covered by Time, NY Times, NPR, Forbes, and the Chicago Tribune.  I currently serve on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Review, and Academy of Management Discoveries.

I have designed and taught courses on leadership, organizational behavior and negotiation at the MBA, EMBA, and Executive Education levels. I have been fortunate to lead several MBA trips to South America (Peru, Chile, & Argentina).