I am an Assistant Professor of Management at the Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University. 

 

My research focuses on informal organizational structures (e.g., social networks, hierarchies).  In my research, I examine the performance and unexpected social consequences of informal organizational structures, as well as the perceptual, psychological, and relational processes that drive these effects. My goal is to integrate research on social networks and social hierarchy, and to provide practical insights into the effective management of informal organizational structures, helping organizations to achieve both better performance and more socially just outcomes. 


I received my Ph.D. in Management from NYU Stern, MA in Sociology from UC-Berkeley, and BAs in Economics and Sociology from Peking University.