Assistant Professor of Management
“An understanding heart is everything in a teacher, and cannot be esteemed highly enough. One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feeling. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child” ~ Carl Gustav Jung
This Jungian quote, succinctly sums up Anushri’s teaching philosophy. She feels the world of academia does not exist in vacuum, but is embedded in an emotion rich milieu. And therefore, she believes that an academic institution’s main purpose should be to foster emotional intelligence as much as rational intelligence through teaching and learning. She personally believes that what primarily sustains and enriches an academic institution is the quality of instructor-student relationships it can engender, followed by curriculum design, research prowess, academic infrastructure, social networks, etc. In essence, Anushri believes that as a business school professor she has to don multiple caps to effectively engage with his/her students, ranging from being an expert repository of business skills, creator of a structured learning environment, facilitator of stimulating debate, tireless entertainer, goal achieving inspirer, to that of a compassionate confidante.
Anushri joined Nicholls State University as an Assistant Professor of Management in Fall 2011. She holds a doctoral degree in Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Management from University of Pittsburgh. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Arts in Applied Psychology from University of Delhi, India. Before joining the PhD program, Anushri was an Academic Associate at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India.
Anushri is a member of the Academy of Management since 2005, and has presented her research at the AOM annual meetings and has also served as a reviewer. She won the outstanding reviewer award in 2009. Anushri’s research interests include work as calling, individual and group level emotions in the workplace, and emotional labor.
Anushri feels that NSU offers an excellent opportunity to launch her academic career. She is really looking forward to work with bright colleagues and students alike to enhance student learning and develop research expertise that is relevant to regional businesses.
In her spare time, Anushri loves watching cricket and football. She is big fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers but is looking forward to support the New Orleans Saints! She is also eager to try out fishing in Louisiana.
B.A., M.A., University of Delhi, India; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
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