I received my Ph.D. in organizational development and change with a secondary in applied research methods and statistics at George Washington University working under Professor James Bailey, Ph.D. I have spent my career primarily researching resistance to change and the myriad of antecedents to the construct. I have recently published a book using latent growth models to study the impact that affect had as a precursor to resistance to change. Building off of this work, I have been involved in several other empirical studies involving the impact that emotional presence, information power, and personality have on resistance to change. On a theoretical level, I have also been researching the impact that stakeholder involvement, institutional emotions, and personal loss have on resistance to change.
I have also been published in Action Learning: Research and Practice, the Academy of Management Review, Business Officer, the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, and the Journal of Management Inquiry. He has presented work at the Academy of Management, the Strategic Management Society, the Organizational Behavior Teaching Society, the British Academy of Management, the Eastern Academy of Management,and the Society for Organizational Learning. I have also worked as a change consultant with a number of higher education institutions in the United States. Finally, I am an editorial board member of the Academy of Management Learning and Education where I received a best reviewer award in 2010.