Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior
Dr. Atwell studies how groups of individuals communicate and consume social information. At the root of society is the creation of broadly-shared understandings of the world, but many features of the modern social life present potential pitfalls for that creative process. Using simulations, large-group experiments, and natural language processing, Dr. Atwell analyzes how different dynamic social processes produce, distribute and aggregate the information necessary for large groups to create these essential shared understandings.
- Social cognition and information
- Complex and dynamical systems
- Social networks
- Computational social science
Dr. Atwell teaches negotiations.
Dr. Atwell studied mathematics, economics and philosophy at the University of Wisconsin while working in the food industry. He did a PhD in Sociology at the University of Michigan and then was a Data Science Fellow at Northwestern University. He is also external faculty with the Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems at Northwestern University.
- PhD, Sociology, University of Michigan, 2017
- BS, Math, Economics and Philosophy, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2007
- Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior, Stanford GSB, 2019-present
- External Faculty, Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO) - Northwestern University