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Roya Ayman

Roya Ayman, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology
Director, Industrial/Organizational Psychology Training Program







Life Sciences Building, Room 246D


Ph.D., University of Utah (1983)

Research Interests 

Cross-cultural research
Leadership in the workplace
Women and minorities in management
Work and family interface
Work attitudes and behaviors


Dr. Ayman received her Ph.D. in Cross-cultural Organizational Social Psychology from the University of Utah. As a faculty member of the I-O program she supervises an average of 14 theses and dissertation projects a year. She has presented 53 papers in professional journals and has published 20 papers and chapters. She was a member of a team developing a forty-hour training program and manual for the National Fire Department. Recently she co-edited a book on Leadership Theory and Research: Perspectives and Directions.

Roya Ayman also has been involved in consulting projects with a variety of organizations and areas such as mental health, educational, and industry (e.g., Bell, Ameritech, Walgreens, Carson Pirie, General Electric, General Motor, Segram).

As a consultant she has engaged in diagnoses and assessments of organizations' employees' attitude and behavior in areas of leadership effectiveness, morale, absenteeism, turnover, and stress. She has also done Management Development, Group Problem Solving, Group Development, and Diversity training. She has completed projects on the effect of work-family conflict on work performance and she has developed an evaluation program of telecommuting intervention as an organizational re-engineering to reduce work-family conflict.