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Stephen Lee

Ph.D. Candidate

Academic Department: Management & Organization

Area of Specialization: Management


I am a doctoral candidate in Management (Organizational Behavior) at the University of Washington – Foster School of Business. My current research interests focus on how individuals respond to the uncertainty and potential ambivalence in social interactions. This has led me to study gossip, interpersonal helping, and voice behaviors while focusing on the the focal actor as the recipient of these behaviors. I explore 1) how individuals make sense of these ambiguous or ambivalent social interactions in organizations, 2) how these social interactions influence social perceptions and self-perceptions, and 3) the consequences of these behaviors for the individuals, relationships, and groups. My current projects include work with Dr. Michael Johnson, Dr. Christopher Barnes, Dr. Crystal Farh, and Dr. Kira Schabram. Prior to joining the doctoral program, I worked with several clients in the healthcare industry as a consultant.


BBA, University of Michigan (2010)