My CV can be downloaded below:


At a high level, my research examines the (mis)alignment of culture with policy during reforms. My dissertation, titled Institutional Logics and Economic Development in Latin America, develops a path realization perspective of institutional change that theorizes how institutional logics shape and change through the events that make up institutional change paths, through empirical analyses of policy reforms to Argentina’s and Mexico’s state oil firms.

Several of my projects have been published in academic outlets:

Peer-Reviewed Articles

  • Ocasio, William, Jo-Ellen Pozner, and Daniel Milner. 2020. Varieties of Political Capital and Power in Organizations: A Review and Integrative Framework. Academy of Management Annals, 14(1): 303-338. (paper, DOI)
  • Augustine, Grace, Sara Soderstrom, Daniel Milner, and Klaus Weber. 2019. Constructing a Distant Future: Imaginaries in Geoengineering. Academy of Management Journal, 62(6): 1930-1960. (paper, DOI)
  • Hirsch, Paul M. and Daniel Milner. 2016. When Scandals Yield “It’s About Time!” Rather than “We’re Shocked and Surprised!”. Journal of Management Inquiry, 25(4): 447-449. (paper, DOI)

Edited Book Chapter

  • Ocasio, William, Luke Rhee, and Daniel Milner. 2020. Attention, Knowledge, and Organizational Learning. In Linda Argote and John M. Levine (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Group and Organizational Learning (pp. 81-94). Oxford University Press. (paper, DOI)


I have been a teaching assistant to over one thousand students in Kellogg’s executive, international executive, full-time, and part-time MBA programs in eight courses:

  • Power in Organizations
  • Leadership in Organizations
  • Leading and Managing Diverse Organizations
  • Negotiation Strategies
  • Leading the Strategic Change Process
  • Managing Organizations for Growth
  • Bargaining
  • Strategy Implementation

In Fall 2021, I will teach Leadership in Organizations for the Business Institutions undergraduate minor at Northwestern. The course will survey social-scientific principles of leadership from psychology, organizational behavior, and sociology as applied at micro (judgment and decision-making, interpersonal influence, teamwork), meso (negotiation, motivation, social networks), and macro (organizational change, organizational politics, and diversity, equity, and inclusion) levels of organization.