I am an Assistant Professor of Management at Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University.  My research focuses on the micro-foundations of groups and teams, with a particular focus on organizational structures, social networks, and intra-group processes.  Specifically, I examine how individuals’ perceptions of hierarchy affect their performance outcomes, behaviors, and decision-making at work, as well as the group-level consequences and cultural variations of hierarchy perceptions.  I am also interested in various antecedents of conflict and competition in group processes.  In carrying out my research, I employ a variety of methods, including field, laboratory, and archival studies.  

I received my PhD in Management from Stern School of Business, New York University, MA in Sociology from University of California, Berkeley, and BAs in Economics and Sociology from Guanghua School of Management, Peking University.