Nathanael J. Fast

Assistant Professor of Management and Organization


Marshall School of Business
University of Southern California
3670 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0808

Phone: (650) 580-5953


I am an assistant professor of Management and Organization at the USC Marshall School of Business. My research explores the ways in which power and status affect how people perceive reality, make decisions, and relate to others. I also examine the psychological processes that influence the spread of culture.

I received my Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Stanford University in 2009. At Marshall, I teach Leading Organizations and Power, Politics, and Influence.


Research Interests

  • Social hierarchy

  • Judgment and decision making

  • Self-image maintenance

  • Social roles

  • Psychological foundations of culture


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