Dr. Prakash Nair is a Professor of OB and HRM at MSB and currently serves as the Associate Dean of Student Life. In his current role as the Associate Dean of Student Life, he provides mentoring, coaching, and guidance to students, and is responsible for the overall campus experience and quality of life of students at MSB. In his role as a professor, he teaches Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management, Leadership & Change Management, Innovation & Design Thinking, and Principles of Management, besides Research Methodology for the doctoral students, and provides them guidance in their research.
Dr. Nair brings close to three decades of experience and leadership roles in both the industry and academia. Prior to assuming his role at MSB, he served as an Associate Vice President at Infosys. He is an accomplished leadership development professional and earlier in his career at Infosys, Texas A&M, and Singer India Ltd, he has trained and coached employees and managers and taught several hundred students. He earned his doctoral degree from Texas A&M University and has also completed an Executive Education program from Stanford University on Global Leadership.
Dr. Nair is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) for Human Resource Management. He is also a Cialdini Method Certified Trainer (CMCT). The latter is a certification for teaching influence based on the work of the renowned social scientist Prof. Robert Cialdini’s principles of persuasion. He has a certification in faculty teaching and instruction by the Center for Teaching Excellence, Texas A&M University. He also has a certification in Charismatic Leadership, and Certificates in Leadership and Business from Mays Business School, USA.
He has presented several papers at international forums in the areas of OB, leadership, and training, and has co-authored articles in journals such as the Journal of Personality and Individual Differences, Journal of Leadership & Organization Development, and T+D, an international talent practitioner journal published by the Association for Talent Development. He has also co-authored an article proposing a new model for competency development, published in the 2011 Pfeiffer Annual: Training. He co-authored two papers that were presented at the 2014 Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology International Conference. His research has won prestigious awards in the US, one from the Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) and the other from The University Council for Workforce and Human Resource Education (UCWHRE). He serves as a reviewer for the Human Resource Development Quarterly (HRDQ).