I’m an Assistant Professor of Management at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas, Austin. I spend my time studying the interesting ways that organizations influence employee motivation and development. I’m particularly interested in the ways in which colleague or mentor relationships influence the performance or growth outcomes associated with motivation and development. I explore these phenomena using large scale quantitative field data, field experiments and lab experiments. You can ream more about my research here.
I received my Doctorate of Business Administration in Management from Harvard Business School.
I was formally a Colleague at The Morning Star Company, an integrated food processing and agribusiness company that’s routinely referred to as one of the most innovative organizations in the world. While at Morning Star, I co-founded the Self-Management Institute. My Mission there was to develop and refine superior principles and systems of organizing people.
I teach organizational behavior and leadership to leaders across various contexts. You can read more about my teaching here.
In addition to my research, I write, speak and advise organizational leaders on how to build superior organizations. You can learn more about my speaking here.