Maryam is an organizational psychologist who seeks to make theoretical and practical contributions at the intersection of management and psychology with a focus on ethical behaviour.  She brings expertise to Principia grounded in her research themes, which involve understanding 1) the dynamic nature of moral decision-making, 2) how individuals psychologically experience everyday moral encounters, 3) the complexity of managing ethnic and gender diversity as a core ethical practice for organizations, and 4) charitable giving and receiving with an interest in how the delivery of aid impacts recipients.

She is a Professor of Management and Organizations at Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, and the editor-in-chief of the journal of Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. Her work has appeared in scholarly publications such as Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Psychological Science, and has been featured in media outlets such as the Harvard Business Review, New York Times, Business Week, Wall Street Journal, the Huffington Post, and BBC.