Babson Park, MA 02457
I am currently an Associate Professor at Babson
College, teaching organizational behavior courses to undergraduates
and MBA students. I'm also the Chair of the Management Division. I obtained my Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering (with a concentration in organizational studies) in June
2000 from Stanford University.
My research focuses primarily on newcomers. I explore the challenges of getting newcomers up to speed quickly, and the individual and group process revolving around newcomer orientation, training and socialization. I also study social networks and how the web of information flows affects worker productivity and satisfaction. I've also written several articles about teaching, and have designed several management simulations, as well as writing cases and teaching materials.
Besides school, I enjoy triathlons, marathons, and bluegrass music. I'm currently the calendar editor and website manager for the Boston Bluegrass Union, New England's premier source for bluegrass concerts, festivals, and information. I live in Millis, MA with my wife Kathy Harris, daughter Annie, son David, and our three cats.