Jieun Pai

Jieun Pai researches social hierarchy and conflict resolution. Specifically, her research seeks to provide insight into how people can satisfy their need for status in teams and organizations harmoniously. Pai received her Ph.D. in Management and Organization from Anderson School of Management at UCLA and holds M.A. in Human Resources from University of Minnesota and B.S. in Chemical Engineering from KAIST, South Korea.

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Educator, scholar, and analyst Brendan Boler will join the faculty at the Batten School for the 2020-21 academic year. As an assistant professor of public policy, Boler will teach core and elective leadership courses in both the BA and MPP curricula.

Batten Professor Tim Davis

For the first event in Batten's digital expert chat series, Professor Tim Davis spoke about the importance of “emotional fortitude” during the current health crisis.

Casteen and Davis stress the importance of resilience and kindness when trying to overcome the feelings of unsettlement caused by the disruptions of students’ daily lives.

Members of the University community, including Batten's Tim Davis, emphasize student resiliency and kindness in response to pandemic preparations.

The Case for Regifting

Many think the move is shameful—but research from Batten's Gabrielle Adams and Harvard's Michael Norton suggests the problem is all in the regifter’s head.