Ph.D., Moscow State University, 1999
Professional Summary/CV [.PDF]
Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Camden; Rutgers
Areas of Interest
Group faultline perspectives, diversity/conflict, peacekeeping and ethnopolitical situations.
Negotiations, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Method & Theory in Psychology, Statistics for Social Sciences, Dynamics in Small Groups.
Memberships and Professional Service
Member of the Advisory Board for the Conflict an Dispute Resolution Journal within the Social Science Research Network, American Psychological Association, Academy of Management, Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, International Association of Conflict Management; Reviewer of Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Organizational Behavior.
Grants, Honors, and Awards
Prinicpal Investigator, Rutgers University Research Council: "Faultlines, Faults, and Feelings: The Effects of Subgroup Formation and Appraisals on Emotions in Groups"; Human Resources Management Journal, The Ulrich & Lake Award for Excellence,2004; Principal Investigator, Rutgers University Research Council: "Exploring Ethnic Faultlines and Escalating Conflict Situations".
Academic Interests and Plans
The focus of my research is to understand the functioning of diverse groups in organizational settings.
My research program has three main objectives:
*To extend the current theory in the study of group composition and diversity to a new conceptualization of diversity—group faultline
*To understand how conflicts arise from faultlines and affect employee performance and mobility within a company;
*To explore mediating and moderating factors, such as leadership, group identity, and workgroup environment (e.g., HR practices and business strategies) that may contribute to the escalation of conflict in situations where faultlines exist.
Most recently, I have been interested in understanding the roots of ethnic conflict and the process of conflict escalation in ethnopolitical
situations. I have been drawing on my research in the areas of diversity and group conflict to study international ethnopolitical conflict and