Nathanael Fast

University USC Marshall
Department Management

Research details

Nathanael Fast studies the psychological underpinnings of power and influence in organizations and society. His work examines the determinants and consequences of social hierarchy, the predictors of social network expansion, and how new and emerging technologies are shaping the future of work. He directs the Hierarchy, Networks, and Technology Lab (HiNT Lab) at USC and is Co-Director of the Psychology of Technology Institute. Fast is an editorial board member for Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, and Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. He received his PhD in Organizational Behavior from Stanford University and has received numerous awards for his teaching and research. Popular accounts of his work have been featured in media outlets such as The Economist, NPR, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and The New York Times