Research Interests: intergroup behavior, goal systems
I study the micro-level (cognitive and interpersonal) foundations of organizing and leadership. An organization is a set of groups who share common goals and leadership is the act of influencing that set of groups to pursue shared goals. Thus, two foundational components of both organizing and leadership are groups and goals. My research primarily focuses on the challenges organizations and leaders face as they seek to manage the increasingly complex nature of behavior between groups (i.e., intergroup relations) and the varied goals of group members (i.e., goal systems).