Arup Varma, PhD
Professor of Human Resource Management
Arup Varma is Professor of Human Resource Management at Loyola University Chicago’s School of Business Administration. From 2002-2007 Arup was Director of the HRER Institute and Chair of the HRM department at the School of Business Administration. Among the courses he has taught are Analytical Problem Solving, Strategic Financial Analysis, Organizational Theory & Behavior, Organizational Development & Change, Strategic Human Resource Management, and Managing People Internationally. He has conducted several hundred hours of management development seminars covering topics such as Leadership, Motivation, Communication Skills, Conflict Resolution, Problem Solving, and Business Strategy. In 2012 and 2003, he was honored with the Graduate School of Business Faculty of the Year award, and in 2011 and 2004, he was honored with the School of Business Administration Researcher of the Year award.
He has been a visiting professor at Beijing International MBA (Peking University, China), Great Lakes Institute of Management (India), XLRI - School of Business and Human Resources (India), and has guest lectured at several universities in the United States, China, India, Panama, and the United Kingdom.
Dr. Varma's research interests include high performance work systems, performance appraisal and expatriate issues. His research has been published in several leading journals including Academy of Management Journal, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Applied Psychology, Human Resource Management Review, Journal of World Business, International Journal of Human Resource Management, and Organization Development Journal. He has presented his research at national and international conferences such as the Academy of Management, the Society for Industrial/ Organizational Psychology, the American Psychological Association, the American Compensation Association, the Southern Management Association, the National Academy of Arbitrators, and the Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution. From 2001 to 2004, Varma served as the Book Review Editor for the Human Resource Management Journal.
In addition to his teaching and research, Professor Varma has consulted with several leading organizations on strategic HR issues. Prior to returning to graduate school for his doctorate, Arup worked for over six years with two of India's leading corporations in the HRIR area.
Varma earned his PhD from Rutgers University, an M.S. in Personnel Management & Industrial Relations (with honors) from Xavier Labor Relations Institute, Jamshedpur (India) and a B.S. in Economics (with honors) from St. Xavier's College, Calcutta, India.