(Organizational Behavior, June 2004) Thesis Title: Getting to Know You, Getting to Know all About You -- Or Not! How Boundaries, Belongingness, and Toxic Emotions Impede Interaction and and Coordination: A Study of Post-Acquisition Integration at a Software Firm Committee: Nitin Nohria (Chair), Leslie A. Perlow, Peter V. Marsden, Joseph L. Bower Initial Placement: Lecturer on Sociology, Harvard University Current Position:Senior Fellow; Senior Director, Executive Education, Harvard Business School, Cambridge, MA
(Sociology, June 2006) Thesis Title: Art, Identity, and the New Black Middle-Class: How Elite Blacks Construct their Identity Through the Consumption of Visual Art Committee: Lawrence D. Bobo (chair), Michèle Lamont, and William Julius Wilson Position: Assistant Professor, Mount Holyoke College
(Sociology, June 2009) Thesis Title: The Politics of Evangelical Identity in the United States and Canada Committee: Robert Sampson (chair), Jason Kaufman, Theda Skocpol, Nancy Ammerman Initial Placement:Assistant Professor of Sociology, Baylor University
(Organizational Behavior, June 2005) Thesis Title: When Strangers Dance: Social Capital and the Gender Earnings Gap in Elite Workers Committee: Barbara Reskin (Chair), Robin J. Ely, Rakesh Khurana, George P. Baker Current Position:Lecturer, Manning School of Business, Lowell, MA
Research Interests: Law and society; urban and community sociology; crime and policing; structure and regulation of the family; social welfare policy; culture and poverty; empirical legal studies; qualitative methodology.