My Research Group

Since 2018, I’ve run a research group comprised of both PhD students and undergraduate students with an explicit interest in research. ¬†Below, you can find out more about the projects my research group is currently working on, along with a brief bio of each of the current members.

Current Research Projects

  • In this multi-method study, we're looking to identify what normative need fulfillment expectations people carry into work. People seem to differ in the ways they think about work: for some, work is a place where they seek fulfillment of their safety and security needs; for others, it's a place where they seek fulfillment of their need for belongingness or authentic self-expression. In this project, we're seeking to develop a comprehensive set of specific expectations, as well as begin to understand the ways in which organizations succeed or fail in fulfilling these expectations--particularly difficult to fulfill expectations like authentic self-expression.

  • In this project, we're examining the ways in which certain leader personality traits shape employees' perceptions of the feedback the leaders provide. This project draws on correlational survey data combined with lab experiments.

  • In this project, we are examining the ways in which mentor status can be, ironically, detrimental to mentees. This multi-method project combines archival longitudinal field data with experimental lab studies.