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Management Research & Expertise

Department of Management
- Research and Expertise

Assistant Professor

I study innovation and organizational learning across several contexts - from entrepreneurs in accelerator programs to large corporations making technological transitions.

  • Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Venture finance and acceleration
  • Industry evolution
  • Corporate strategy
  • Associate Professor

  • Strategic Leadership
  • Executive Compensation
  • Reputation, Celebrity & Status
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Department Head, Synovus Chair in Servant Leadership

  • Corporate Governance
  • CEO Reputation and Status
  • CEO Succession
  • Assistant Professor

  • Strategic Management
  • Strategic Leadership and Corporate Governance
  • Minorities in Corporate Leadership (Race, Gender, Social Class) 
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in Organizations
  • Family Firms
  • Associate Professor

  • Self-regulation
  • Leadership
  • Voice
  • Organizational Citizenship Behaviors
  • Personality
  • Synovus Director of the Institute for Leadership Advancement and Chick-Fil-A Distinguished Professor for Leadership Advancement

  • Work-Family Issues (e.g., pregnancy and work, working parents)
  • Self-regulation at work (e.g., emotions, image management, identity management)
  • Terry Dean's Advisory Council Distinguished Professor

    Assistant Professor

  • Teams and Team Dynamics
  • Social Hierarchy, Power, and Status
  • Longitudinal Methodology
  • Organizational Support
  • Associate Dean for Research and Executive Programs, C. Herman and Mary Virginia Terry Distinguished Professor of Business Administration

  • Strategic decision making
  • Organizational reputation and celebrity
  • Media and corporate communications
  • Impression and crisis management
  • Role of business in society
  • Georgia Athletic Association Professor

  • Corporate governance
  • CEO succession
  • Strategic management
  • Statistical methods
  • William Harry Willson Distinguished Chair

  • Meaningful work experiences (e.g., volunteering and meaningfulness)
  • Employee-supervisor relationships (e.g., justice and trust)
  • Making the most of difficult situations (e.g., stress and misfit)