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Yasmin S. Purohit, Ph.D.
Professor of Human Resources Management (Management)
Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer (Office of Diversity Inclusion and Equity)
412-397-5472 phone (M)
412-397-5958 fax
Business School 125

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Business Administration, Drexel University, 1999
  • Master of Science, Organizational Psychology, Pune University, 1986
  • Bachelor of Science, Child Psychology, Bombay University, 1984

Professional Background

  • Robert Morris University, Moon Township, PA Professor of Human Resource Mgt. September 1, 2012 onwards
  • Robert Morris University, Moon Township, PA Associate Professor of Human Resource Mgt. September 1, 2009 to August 2102
  • Robert Morris University, Moon Township, PA Assistant Professor of Human Resource Mgt. September 1, 2006 to August 2009
  • Saint Joseph's University, Philadelphia, PA Assistant Professor: Dept. of Management Aug. 2000-Aug. 2006
  • Saint Joseph's University, Philadelphia, PA. Visiting Asst. Professor Dept. of Mgt. & Inf. Systems Aug. 1999-June 2000

Area of Expertise/Research

  • Human Resource Management, organizational diversity, work-family conflict, cross-cultural differences in organizations.


  • Purohit, Y. S. & Simmers, C. A. (2010).  Dual-Earner Couples? Beliefs about Asymmetrical Careers and the Support-Well Being Relationship.  The Journal of Organizational Culture, Communication and Conflict. 14 (1), 51-72.
  • Weidner, K. C. & Purohit, Y. S. (2009).  When Power Has Leaders: Some Indicators of Power-Addiction Among Organizational Leaders. Journal of Organizational Culture, Communication and Conflict, 13 (1), 83-99.
  • Litzky, B. E., Purohit, Y. S., & Weer, C. H. (2008).  Beliefs about the Success of Dual-Earner Relationships: Toward the Development of a Normative Beliefs Measurement Scale. North American Journal of Psychology, 10 (3), 603-624.
  • Anakwe, U. P & Purohit, Y. S., (2006) Using Conflict Management Surveys to Extricate Research Out of the 'Ivory Tower': An Experiential Learning Exercise. Article published in the Journal of Management Education, vol. 30, # 3. 
  • Purohit, Y. & Simmers, C. A. (2006) Power Distance and Uncertainty Avoidance: A Cross-national Examination of their impact on conflict management modes. The Journal of International Business Research, vol. 5, # 1 pages 1-22. 
  • Purohit, Y.  (2006) Job Posting Programs.  Article published in the Encyclopedia of Career Development. Published by SAGE Publishing in June 2006. 
  • Purohit, Y. & Simmers, C. A. (2004) Cross-national differences in conflict management modes – An empirical investigation.  Paper published in the November issue of The Management Matters Journal. (Journal published by the Loyola Institute of Business Administration, India). 
  • Parasuraman, S. & Purohit, Y. S. (2000) Distress and Boredom among Orchestra Musicians: The Two Faces of Stress.  Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, vol. 5, #1, 74-83.
  • Parasuraman, S., Purohit, Y. S., Godshalk, V. M. & Beutell, N. J. (1996) Work and family variables, entrepreneurial success and psychological well-being.  Journal of Vocational Behavior,  48, 275-300.


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