Faculty Bio

Dr. Nathanael Fast

  • Name:
    Dr. Nathanael Fast
  • DR. NATHANAEL FAST is a sought-after professor at USC’s Marshall School of Business in Los Angeles, California. He earned his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. He studies and teaches about the determinants and consequences of power and status in groups and organizations. He also examines the psychological processes that lead people, ideas, and practices to become and remain prominent. His research findings have been published in top-tier academic journals and popular accounts of his work have appeared widely in media outlets such as The Economist, NPR, Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and New York Times. Dr. Fast teaches in the full-time MBA program at USC Marshall and also teaches executives and speaks regularly at conferences and in Fortune 500 companies. He has received numerous awards for his teaching and research, including USC Marshall’s Golden Apple teaching award. In 2014 he was selected by Poets & Quants as one of “The World’s 40 Best B-School Profs Under the Age of 40.”

  • Upcoming Seminars:
    Power and Influence:
    Maximizing Your Impact
    with Dr. Nathanael Fast
        As much as we might like to deny it, power and politics are a reality in organizational life. Those wishing to implement new ideas, advance professionally, or help those around them to do their best work must attend to power and influence dynamics in order to succeed. The purpose of this session is...