University of Southern California

Medha Raj
Ph.D. student in Management and Organization

USC Marshall School of Business
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0808

A.B. Economics with a Psychology Minor


Medha Raj received her undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College in 2013, where she majored in Economics and minored in Psychology. She is currently a second-year PhD student in the Management and Organization department at the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. She is interested in understanding the drivers and consequences of interpersonal relationships in organizations. In her current research, she examines the role of forgiveness, guilt, power and networking in changing relationship behaviors both in interpersonal and professional relationships.


Raj, M., and Wiltermuth, S. S. (2016) "Barriers to Foregiveness," Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 10, 679-690.
Wiltermuth, S. S., Newman, D., and Raj, M. (2015) "The Consequences of Dishonesty," Current Opinion in Psychology.
Wiltermuth, S. S., and Raj, M., "Not for My Sake: Preventing Others from Using Potential Beneficiaries’ Benefits as Justifications for Dishonesty.," in Prooijen, J., and Van Lange, P.A.M., eds., Cheating, Corruption, and Concealment, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge University 2015.