- Associate Professor
- Dillard College of Business Administration
Dr. Kataria has a Bachelors in Computer Science and a Masters degree in Business from universities in Delhi, India and a Ph.D. in Management (with a focus in Organizational Behavior) from Pennsylvania State University in the United States. She is an Associate Professor of Management at Midwestern State University, Texas, where she teaches subjects related to human motivation and performance. Additionally she is a long standing faculty mentor to the business professional student organization on campus: Delta Sigma Pi.
Dr. Kataria has over 13 years of experience in teaching at the university level and providing training to corporations. She has worked with United Nations sponsored non-profits in Geneva and several nonprofits in Texas providing training towards employee and volunteer motivation. She served for numerous years as a Board member for the Nonprofit Center of Wichita Falls as well as for the Wichita Falls chapter of the Society of Human Resource Management. She specializes in delivering training around the topics of emotional intelligence, stress management, stereotype/bias recognition, diversity enhancement to name a few. Before her career in academia, Dr. Kataria was working as an H.R. professional in senior-management executive search in New Delhi, India. She has lived in Dubai, India the United States and is an avid traveler with a global mindset. In 2016, Dr. Kataria earned recognition from Times Record News as one of the â20 under 40â in Wichita Falls, Texas. In 2017 Dr. Kataria won âFaculty of the Yearâ at Midwestern State University as voted by the Student Government Association. She is a published author with articles in international academic journals and has won an award for Best Paper at a national academic conference in 2016. She has been interviewed several times by local TV stations in Wichita Falls for her research insight into motivation and has been a speaker, moderator and lecturer at various universities and conferences.
|Penn State University||Ph.D.||2012|
|St. Stephens College, Delhi University||Bachelor of Science (Computer Science)||2001|
|University of Cincinnati, Ohio||PhD Business Administration (not completed at this university)|
|Employer||Position||Start Date||End Date|
Kreiner, G., Hollensbe, E., Sheep, M. & Smith, B. Kataria, N. Elasticity and the dialectic tensions of organizational identity: How can we hold together while weâre pulling apart? Academy of Management Journal, 2015, 58, pp. 981-1011.
Stambaugh, J., Martinez, J., Lumpkin, G.T. & Kataria, N. (2017). How well do EO measures and entrepreneurial behavior match? International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, 1-21.
Kataria, N., Kreiner, G., Hollensbe, E., Sheep, M., Stambaugh, J., The Catalytic Role of Emotions in Sensemaking: Evidence from the Blogosphere. Australian Journal of Management., (43(3), 456-475.
Kataria, N., Stiles, B., Shackleford, E., The Entrepreneurship of sex work. Southwestern Social Science Association Conference, Orlando, Florida. October 2018.
Kataria, N., Wong, N., Stambaugh, J., Whyte, C., Tofte, J., Dzvurumi, W., Young Professionals of Wichita Falls: Consulting Project to Build a Sustainable Future. Association for Applied & Clinical Sociology Conference, Cleveland, Ohio, 2017.
Kataria, N., Wong, N., Stambaugh, J., Dzvurumi, W. The challenge of Attracting and Retaining Volunteers at YPWF. Association for Applied & Clinical Sociology Conference, Denver, Colorado 2016.
Kataria, N., Stambaugh, J., Dzvurumi, W., & Kass, A. Turning Up the Heat on Volunteer Motivation: A Study Examining What Makes America's Most Famous Triple Digit Weather Bike Race So Attractive for Its' Volunteers. Academy of Business Research, San Antonio, Texas. 2016.
Kataria, N., Urick, M., Developing Leadership Identity: The Influence of Eastern Religions, Academy of Management Annual Meeting; San Antonio, 2011.
Hollensbe, E., Kreiner, G., Sheep, M., Kataria, N., Tales of TEC: Narrating the Identity of The Episcopal Church, Academy of Management Annual Meeting; Montreal, 2010.
Kataria, N., The Catalytic Role of Emotions in Sensemaking: Evidence from the Blogosphere, Cognition in the Rough, Academy of Management Annual Meeting; Montreal, 2010.
Kataria, N., Kreiner, G., Hollensbe, E., Sheep, M., Spiraling Toward Identity: The Catalytic Role of Emotions in Sensemaking, Academy of Management Annual Meeting; Chicago, 2009.
Kataria, N., Kreiner, G., Hollensbe, E., From One to Many: The Cross-Level Role of Affect in Response to Organizational Identity Threats, Academy of Management Annual Meeting; Anaheim, 2008.
Kataria, N., Stambaugh, J., Dzvurumi, W., Kass, A., Part a: Turning up the heat on volunteer motivation: A study examining what makes Americaâs most famous triple digit weather bike race so attractive for itsâ volunteers (Qualitative findings).
Kataria, N., Stambaugh, J., Dzvurumi, W., Mattlock, M., Willaims, C., Part b: Turning up the heat on volunteer motivation: A study examining what makes Americaâs most famous triple digit weather bike race so attractive for itsâ volunteers. (Quantitative findings).
Kataria, N., Wong, N., Stambaugh, J., Whyte, C., Tofte, J., Dzvurumi, W., Young Professionals of Wichita Falls: reimagine, resurge, restructure towards a sustainable future.
Kataria, N., Chou, S., Up in the air: using blogs to study the emotions and identity transitions of the unemployed.