DR. NATHANAEL FAST is a sought-after professor at USC’s Marshall School of Business in Los Angeles, California. He earned his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. He studies and teaches about the determinants and consequences of power and status in groups and organizations. He also examines the psychological processes that lead people, ideas, and practices to become and remain prominent. His research findings have been published in top-tier academic journals and popular accounts of his work have appeared widely in media outlets such as The Economist, NPR, Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and New York Times. Dr. Fast teaches in the full-time MBA program at USC Marshall and also teaches executives and speaks regularly at conferences and in Fortune 500 companies. He has received numerous awards for his teaching and research, including USC Marshall’s Golden Apple teaching award. In 2014 he was selected by Poets & Quants as one of “The World’s 40 Best B-School Profs Under the Age of 40.”
Ph.D., Stanford University
Nathanael Fast studies the factors that facilitate and hinder effective leadership. His research examines the determinants and consequences of power and status in groups and organizations as well as the interpersonal processes that lead people, ideas, and practices to become and stay prominent. He is also interested in the psychological underpinnings of social networks as well as the individual and organizational implications of the adoption of new technologies. His findings have been published in top-tier academic journals and are featured regularly in popular media outlets. He earned his Ph.D. in organizational behavior at Stanford University and has received numerous awards for his teaching and research.
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