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 understanding how we can create humanized workplaces that allow employees to thrive, both at work and at home. In service of this goal, her work often explores issues tied to diversity and inclusion within organizations as well as the importance of employee well-being. Recognizing that employees’ abilities to thrive in their careers long-term is intricately tied to their early work experiences, Nitya’s research also examines the factors that prompt successful job searches. She approaches these topics from a multi-level perspective, considering event-, person-, and team-level processes. Nitya’s research has been published in Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Organization Science, Research in Personnel and Human Resource Management, and Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives in Science and Practice. She is an editorial review board member of the Journal of Applied Psychology and Human Resource Management and has previously served as 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