Nisha Nair joined the faculty of the Katz School in 2015. Previously, she taught at the William Paterson University, New Jersey, as a visiting faculty member in the Cotsakos College of Business, and at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Indore as a tenured faculty member of the Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management area. She has taught courses at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral level, and has also engaged in various training programs for working executives and consulted for organizations in both the public and private sector.
Professor Nair has been awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award at Katz for the year 2021-2022 and is the recipient of the Doris and Douglas Bernstein Award for Faculty Teaching Excellence in 2018-19. She has also been the recipient of the best doctoral proposal award at the CLADEA International Doctoral Colloquium in Mexico in 2008, and her thesis work was chosen as one of the select ten papers to be presented at the Drucker Forum in Vienna in 2009. Her research primarily focuses on the negative side of employee attitudes and behavior, specifically in the areas of work alienation and workplace deviance. She is also interested in research on organizational development, human resource management, and emotions and conflict. Her research has appeared in Management Decision, Nonprofit Management & Leadership, International Journal of Organizational Analysis, Journal of Workplace Rights, Sport in Society, International Journal of Conflict Management, and Organizational Development Journal. Additionally, her research has been presented at various conferences, such as the Academy of Management and Business and Information conference. She has also co-authored a limited edition book on HR Best Practices in the manufacturing sector in India.