Nathanael Fast studies the psychological underpinnings of power, leadership, and technology adoption. His research examines how power and status hierarchies shape decision making, how people’s identities shape their professional networks, and how AI is shaping the future.
Fast is Director of the Neely Center for Ethical Leadership and Decision Making and Co-Director of the Psychology of Technology Institute.
He received his PhD in Organizational Behavior from Stanford University and has been recognized for both teaching and research, including USC’s Golden Apple Teaching Award, the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research, and Poets & Quants "best 40 B-school profs under the age of 40.
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“Our vision for the Neely Center is to become a leading voice on decision making about new technology. At USC Marshall we work to help business leaders, technologists, and decision makers find the key questions and insights necessary to succeed in a world where dealing with tough questions about technology is unavoidable.”
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Research Shows Effect of Inventor Bias on Technology, Algorithms, and AI
In an article published in the International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, PhD Candidate Maya Cratsley and Professor Nathanael Fast explored the impact of identity in shaping attitudes towards the use of HR algorithms in organizations.
Marshall Faculty Publications, Awards, and Honors: October 2023
We are proud to highlight the amazing Marshall faculty who have been recognized this month for their leading-edge work and expertise.
Neely Center Design Code Leads Way On Social Media Reform
Developed in collaboration with an array of experts, newly released Neely Center Design Code for Social Media provides recommendations for improving the digital platforms impact on society.
Marshall Faculty Publications, Awards, and Honors: July 2023
We are proud to highlight the amazing Marshall faculty who have received awards this month for their groundbreaking work.
Neely Center Introduces First of its Kind Social Media Index
By tracking usage and quality of experiences, the Social Media Index will allow the public, researchers, and policymakers to make meaningful comparisons across time, events, and platforms, for the first time.
Neely Center Introduces First of its Kind Artificial Intelligence Index
The Neely AI Index is the first longitudinal public tracking survey, with new data to be published monthly.
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