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Victor Agadjanian | jimi adams | Boaventura Cau | Sophia Chae |
Carlos Castillo-Chavez | Gerardo Chowell-Puente | Carey Cooper |
Connie Gager | María Hilda García-Pérez | Jennifer Glick | Patricia Gober | Brian Gratton | Steven Haas | Sarah Hayford | Chris Herbst |
Daniel J. Hruschka | Olga Kornienko | Melissa Kovacs | Jennie Kronenfeld |
Francisco Lara-Valencia | Wei Li | Vera Lopez | Nathan Martin |
Eileen Diaz McConnell | Cecilia Menjívar | Alan Murray | Nathan Martin | Masumi Iida | Laura Peck | Deirdre Pfeiffer | Matthew Pittinsky |
Seline Szkupinski Quiroga | David Schaefer | Alexandra Brewis Slade | Carlos Santos | Nicole Weller | Natalie Wilkens | Scott Yabiku


Matthew Pittinsky, Assistant Research Professor
E-mail: Matthew.Pittinsky@asu.edu

Pittinsky’s research applies social network theory and methods to the study of phenomena in two fields: education and management. In particular, Pittinsky studies cognitive social networks – patterns of association as perceived and/or claimed by actors, distinct from their behavioral form. He is currently studying claims of association by firms in the context of how U.S. public companies benchmark their executives’ compensation packages, and the extent to which the network structure that emerges helps explain certain trends in executive compensation. He is also studying claims of association by individuals in the context of how leaders (e.g., teachers, managers, U.S. Army sergeants) perceive patterns of relations among their subordinates, and the extent to which those perceptions influence performance evaluations (i.e., they assume the friend of a high performer is also a high performer).

Concurrent with his affiliation as Assistant Research Professor, Pittinsky serves as Chief Executive Officer of Parchment Inc, an education credentials data company.  Prior Parchment and Arizona State University, he co-founded the education software company Blackboard inc., serving as Chief Executive Officer and then Executive Chairman until his departure in 2008.

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