Anupama Narayan - Faculty & Adjuncts

Anupama Narayan, PhD - Industrial-Organizational Psychology

Anupama Narayan, PhD - Industrial-Organizational Psychology
Associate Professor of Psychology
College of Arts & Sciences
918-631-2472 Lorton Hall Room 310


PhD – Wright State University MPhil – University of Delhi MS – Wright State University MA – University of Delhi BA – University of Delhi


Presently, Anupama Narayan is primarily interested in the issues of individual and team performance and effectiveness specifically focusing on the role of individual motivation and both surface and deep-level diversity issues. In some initial research in collaboration with other colleagues, she has explored the role of gender composition of dyads on performance on a computer-based task that was embedded in either a masculine or feminine context. Results highlighted the complicated nature of gender composition of teams as an influence on performance.

Research Interests

Primary: Individual and Team effectiveness, Diversity, Motivation
Secondary: Training and Development, Organizational Culture and Climate, Work-family interface

Teaching Interests

Undergraduate: Introduction to Social Psychology; Psychology of Work
Graduate: Survey of Organizational Psychology; Teams; Job Attitudes & Motivation; Work Motivation (Seminar)


Journal Articles

  • Hale , M., R. Gamble, K. Wilson, and A. Narayan. Collaborative Learning in Software Development Teams. 2011.
  • Miles*, S. R., Cromer, L. D. & Narayan, A. (2015). Applying Equity Theory to students’ perceptions of research participation requirements. Teaching of Psychology. (Journal 5 year Impact Factor: 0.83).

Technical Reports

  • Narayan, Anupama et al. Tulsa Jewish Retirement & Health Center: Research Findings, Analysis, and Recommendations. 2014. Print.

  • Narayan, Anupama, and D Simonet. Clarehouse Program Evaluation. 2013. Print.

  • Narayan, Anupama, C Brown, and K Hannaim. Global Community Staff Development Training Needs Assessment (Phase 1). 2013. Print.

  • Narayan, Anupama, and A Davis. Attitudes towards Organizational Wellness Program. 2011. Print.

  • Narayan, Anupama et al. Sanctuary Church: Final Data Fsummary and Recommendations. 2011. Print.

  • Narayan, Anupama et al. Sanctuary Church Preliminary Data: Demographic Information and Patterns of Satisfaction. 2010. Print.

  • Narayan, Anupama et al. Sanctuary Church: Culture Anbd Climate Assessment (Qualitative Data Results). 2010. Print.

Courses Taught

  • Independent Study
  • Pre-Dissertation Rsrch
  • Survey of Organizational Psychology
  • Job Attitudes and Motivation
  • Social Psychology
  • Dissertation Research
  • Teams

Professional Affiliations

  • Association for Psychological Science
  • Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Academy of Management

Awards & Honors

  • Graduate College Travel Award
  • Faculty Development Summer Fellowship Grant
  • Outstanding Paper Award Winner
  • Kappa Alpha Theta Scholarship Dinner
  • Linda J. Lacey Award for Mentoring Excellence