I study how competing motives shape people’s judgments, choices, and behaviors, and the implications for interpersonal interaction and work performance more generally.


I teach the Managerial Negotiations course (B7510) in the MBA and EMBA programs at Columbia Business School, and Leadership in Organizations (W3703) to undergraduates at Columbia College. I occasionally teach the Research Methods (B9708) course in the PhD program at Columbia Business School.


Prior to joining the Columbia University faculty in 2007 as an Assistant Professor, I worked as a Post Doctoral Fellow in Moshe Bar’s lab at the Martinos Brain Imaging Center at Harvard University Medical School. I received my Ph.D. in Psychology from Dartmouth College in 2005 under the tutelage of C. Neil Macrae. I received a B.A. in Psychology from Rice University in 2000.

Work Experience

Before pursuing a PhD, I worked as a consultant.