Nitya Chawla

Assistant Professor
Department of Management


Nitya Chawla joined Texas A&M’s Mays Business School as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Management in Summer 2020. She earned her Ph.D. in Management from the Eller College of Management at The University of Arizona. Nitya’s research broadly focuses on self-regulation at work and at home. Specifically, her work examines both the factors that enhance or detract from self-regulation (e.g., feedback, recovery experiences, guilt) and the processes and behaviors (e.g., motivation, prosocial behaviors, counterproductive work behaviors) that unfold after (un)successful self-regulatory efforts. Nitya also explores issues tied to gender in the workplace, including experiences of sexism and their impact. She approaches these topics from a multi-level perspective, examining both intra-individual and team-level processes. Nitya’s research has been published in Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Research in Personnel and Human Resource Management, and Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives in Science and Practice. She is also the Social Media Director of the Research Methods Division and the Human Resource Division of the Academy of Management. Her dissertation work was awarded the 2019 Society for Human Resource Management Foundation’s Dissertation Grant, the 2020 Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) Hebl Grant for Reducing Gender Inequities in the Workplace Award, and the 2021 SIOP S. Rains Wallace Dissertation Award.

Research Interests

Work-Nonwork Interface • Job Search Experiences • Sex-Based Harassment and Issues tied to Gender in the Workplace • Counterproductive Behaviors • Advanced Statistics and Research Methodology