I am an Associate 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. In addition to lab research I also 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, Organization Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Academy of Management Discoveries, Academy of Management Proceedings, among other outlets.  My research has also been covered by Time, NY Times, NPR, Forbes, and the Chicago Tribune.  

I have designed and taught courses on organizational behavior and negotiation at the MBA, EMBA, and Executive Education levels. I have designed and taught two different online courses, and have led faculty training on online teaching.  Five times I have been fortunate to lead MBA trips to South America (Peru, Chile, & Argentina).

I was fortunate to serve as the PDW, Program, and Division Chair (concluding in 2015) for the Managerial and Organizational Cognition division of the Academy of Management.   I currently serve on the editorial boards of AMJ, ASQ, AMD, and Organization Science.