Nikhil Awasty

Nikhil Awasty

Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior
Phone: (603) 862-3571
Office: UNH Paul College, Paul College, Durham, NH 03824
Pronouns: He/him/his

My research interests focus primarily on moods, emotions, teams, and leadership. My ongoing research on moods and emotions focuses on emotional regulation, shedding light on the subtle choices individuals make in managing their emotions during professional encounters. In the realm of teams and leadership, I examine the nuanced responses of leaders to dysfunctional team behaviors, such as intragroup conflicts. Equally, I've delved into how teams counter ineffectual leadership. Lately, I've embarked on an exploration of unconventional means by which individuals navigate work-related stress such as the potency of faith-based beliefs, the therapeutic nature of humor, and the subtle art of navigating tedious relationships.

Courses Taught

  • ADMN 575: Behavior in Organizations


  • Ph.D., Organizational Behavior, Michigan State University
  • B.A., Saint Xavier College

Research Interests

  • Emotion
  • Happiness/well-being
  • Leadership
  • Groups & Teams

Selected Publications

  • Dishop, C. R., & Awasty, N. (2024). A noisy theory of asking for help that explains why many feel underwhelmed with the help they receive. Organizational Psychology Review, 14(1), 89-105. doi:10.1177/20413866231153102

  • Young, H. R., Scott, B. A., Ferris, D. L., Lee, H. W., Awasty, N., & Johnson, R. E. (2024). Distances and directions: An emotional journey into the recovery process.. J Appl Psychol, 109(1), 115-134. doi:10.1037/apl0001122

  • Scott, B. A., Awasty, N., Johnson, R. E., Matta, F. K., & Hollenbeck, J. R. (2020). Origins and Destinations, Distances and Directions: Accounting for the Journey in the Emotion Regulation Process. Academy of Management Review, 45(2), 423-446. doi:10.5465/amr.2017.0448

  • Sherf, E. N., Sinha, R., Tangirala, S., & Awasty, N. (2018). Centralization of member voice in teams: Its effects on expertise utilization and team performance.. J Appl Psychol, 103(8), 813-827. doi:10.1037/apl0000305