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Assistant Professor

University of Central Oklahoma


Saheli Nath, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of management in the College of Business. Her primary areas of research interest include social issues in management, organization theory and business strategy. She employs both quantitative and qualitative methods to investigate challenges at the intersection of business and society.

Education and Certifications

  • Ph.D. in Management and Organizations and Sociology (joint degree), Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
  • Master of Philosophy in Development Studies, University of Cambridge
  • Bachelor of Science in Finance and Economics (summa cum laude), The University of Texas at Dallas

Classes Taught

  • Management Theory
  • Principles of Management
  • Strategic Management

Research, Published Work, and Scholarly Activities

Peer-reviewed journal articles

  • Roach, T., & Nath, S. (2023). Counties with more Vietnam veterans have higher suicide rates. Journal of Regional Analysis & Policy53(1), 105-115.
  • Nath, S. (2021). The business of virtue: Evidence from socially responsible investing in financial markets. Journal of Business Ethics169, 181-199.
  • Nath, S. (2019). Risk shift: An institutional logics perspective. Administration & Society51(7), 1113-1147.

Book chapters & other publications

  • "Tales, Toys, and Traditions: Enacting a Culture of Sustainable Lifestyles" (2023). Childhood Education99(4), 24-31. Taylor & Francis. 
  • "Social entrepreneurship as acts of solidarity in disasters” (2021). Business and Society 360: Volume on Social Entrepreneurship (Eds. David Wasieleski & James Weber; pp. 241–257). Emerald Publishing Limited.
  • “Thinking of things to come: Fuzzy frames and anticipating the distant future” (2021). In New Horizons in Managerial and Organizational Cognition (Eds. Kristian Sund & Robert Galavan), Volume 5, pp. 73–87. Emerald Publishing Limited.
  • Praemia virtutis honores? The making of global reputations and the false promise of meritocracy” (2019). In Research in Global Strategic Management (Eds. William Newburry, David Deephouse, & Naomi Gardberg), Vol. 18, pp. 167-184. Emerald Publishing Limited.

Honors and Awards

  • 2023 Outstanding Reviewer Award by Administrative Sciences Association of Canada
  • 2022 Faculty Regular Grant- University of Central Oklahoma
  • 2022 Teaching Innovation Award, College of Business- University of Central Oklahoma
  • 2021 Academy of Management Best Paper ODC Division
  • 2021 Nominated for William H. Newman Award at the Academy of Management 
  • 2021 Faculty Merit-Credit Award for research and scholarly activities
  • 2020 Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs research grant
  • 2017 Dissertation Data Grant, Kellogg School of Management- Northwestern University
  • 2015-16 Graduate Research Fellow, Institute of Policy Research, Northwestern University
  • 2014-15 MacArthur Collaborative Research Grant, Northwestern University
  • 2013-18 Graduate Fellowship, Northwestern University

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Member of Faculty Senate, University of Central Oklahoma (2022-24)
  • Board Member of Global B Corp Academic Community 
  • Student Transformative Learning Record Individual Reflections Faculty Evaluator
  • Faculty Development Committee, College of Business (2021-23)
  • Academic Affairs Curriculum Council, University of Central Oklahoma (2022-23)
  • Facilitator/ participant in 21st Century Pedagogy Institute 
  • Board Member of Eugene McDermott Scholars Program Alumni Association 
  • Ad-hoc reviewer for Journal of Business Ethics, Organization Studies, Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Discoveries, American Journal of Sociology, Administration & Society, Journal of Strategy & Management, and Business & Society Review.

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