Phani Radhakrishnan

Associate Professor, Teaching Stream

Phone: 416-287-7319
Location: IC 397



Professional Experience:
Visiting Professor, Jan 2003-Apr 2003
University of Toronto, Centre for Industrial Relations

Research & Consulting Senior Associate, Aug 2002-Dec 2002
Catalyst, Canada Office

Assistant Professor, Sep 1996-Jun 2000
University of Texas at El Paso, Department of Psychology

Instructor, Sep 1995-May 1996
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Psychology

Phani Radhakrishnan Intro -- Long Version


Ph.D., Organizational Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M.A., Organizational Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
B.A. (Hons.) Psychology, University of Windsor

Teaching Interests

  • Managerial Skills
  • Diversity in the Workplace
  • Research Methods in Human Resources
  • Cross Cultural Organizational Behavior

Research Interests

  • Cross Cultural Differences
  • Ethnic Discrimination
  • Pedagogy of Communication Skills

Awards & Grants

University of Toronto

  • Provost’s Ethno-cultural Initiative Grant, Apr 2002 : Diversity in the Workplace
  • Teaching Enhancement Grant, May 2005 Teaching and Evaluating Student Learning in a Class on Workplace Diversity
  • Teaching Enhancement Grant, Apr 2006 Improving Oral Presentations by Practicing with Video Recordings and Self Evaluation 
  • Strategic Infrastructure Grant, Feb 2006 Examining the Role of Practice and Anxiety on Oral Presentations 
  • Strategic Infrastructure Grant, Feb 2007 Teaching Research Skills
  • Provost’s Instructional Technology Courseware Development Grant, Apr 2007 Learning Statistics by Experimenting with Software
  • Teaching Enhancement Grant, Apr 2007 Teaching and Evaluating Research Skills
  • Dean’s Computer Equipment Grant, Jan 2008 (with J. Heathcote) Teaching Software for Managerial Skills
  • Strategic Infrastructure Grant, Feb 2008 (with J. Heathcote)Training Leadership Skills with Technology 
  • Teaching Enhancement Grant, Apr 2008 (with J. Heathcote) Training Leadership Skills with Technology 
  • Teaching Enhancement Grant, Apr 2008 Getting Students to Think Critically before Negotiating
  • Faculty Associate for the Centre for the Study of Students, Ontario Institute for Secondary Education, Apr 2008 Creating Conditions for the Intellectual and Social Development of the University Student
  • Strategic Infrastructure Award Apr 2009 Do Leadership skills predict one’s performance as a leader?
  • Learning & Education Advancement Fund (LEAF) Sep 2017 Bridging Theoretical and Practical Learning with Riipen $30,000

B-Start Grant, U.S. National Institute of Mental Health, 1997

Research Incentive Grant, University of Texas at El Paso, 1996, 1998

Governor's Medal for Best Student in Psychology, University of Windsor, 1991



Refereed Publications: 

Management Education

1. Radhakrishnan, P., Lam, D. & Ho, G. (2009). Giving University Students Incentives to Do Homework Improves their Performance Journal of Instructional Psychology, 36, 219-225.
2. Radhakrishnan, P., Lam, D. & Tamura, E. (2010). Structured Experimentation with  Databases improves Argumentative Writing. Teaching of Psychology, 37(3), 210-215.
3. Radhakrishnan, P. & Schimmack, U., Lam, D. (2012). Repeatedly Answering Questions that Elicit Inquiry-based Thinking Improves Writing. Journal of Instructional Psychology, 38, 247-252.
4. Radhakrishnan, P. & Kerr, E., (2018). Prompted Written Reflection as a Tool for Metacognition: Applying Theory in Feedback. Improve with Metacognition.
5. Radhakrishnan, P. & Sookdeo, S. (2018). “Feedback: Talking to a stonewall.” In S. de Janasz & J. Crossman (Eds.) Teaching Human Resource Management: An Experiential Approach. Edward Elgar: Northampton, MA.

Cultural Diversity

6. Trafimow D. & Radhakrishnan, P. (1995). The Cognitive Organization of Sex and Occupation Stereotypes. British Journal of Social Psychology, 34, 189-197.
7. Gelfand, M. J., Kuhn, K. M., & Radhakrishnan, P. (1996). “The Effect of Value Difference on Social Interaction Processes and Job Outcomes: Implications for Managing Diversity” in M. N. Ruderman, M. W. Hughes-James & S. E. Jackson (Eds.) Selected Research on Work Team Diversity (pp. 53-74) Center for Creative Leadership: Greensboro, NC.
8. Radhakrishnan, P. & Chan, D. K-S. (1997). Cultural Differences in the Relation Between Self-Discrepancy and Life Satisfaction: Examining Personal and Parental Goals. International Journal of Psychology, 32 387-398.
9. Schneider, K. T., Hitlan, R. T., & Radhakrishnan P. (2000). The Nature and Correlates of Ethnic Harassment Experiences in Multiple Contexts. Journal of Applied Psychology, 85, 3-12.
10. Radhakrishnan, P., Kuhn, K. M. & Gelfand, M. J. (2000). The Role of Allocentrism in Perceptions and Reactions to Congruity. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 24, 725-740. 
11. Carpenter, S. & Radhakrishnan, P. (2000). Allocentrism and Idiocentrism as Predictors of Ingroup Perceptions: An Individual Difference Extension of Cultural Differences. Journal of Research in Personality,  34, 262-268.
12. Carpenter, S. & Radhakrishnan, P. (2002). The Relation between Allocentrism and Perceptions of In-groups. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 28, 1528-1537. 
13. Spector, P., et al., Radhakrishnan, P., et al. (2001). An International Study of the Psychometric Properties of the Hofstede Values Survey Module 1994: A Comparison of Individual and Country/Province Level Results. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 50, 278-290.
14. Spector, P., et al., Radhakrishnan, P., et al. (2001). Do National Levels of Individualism and Internal Locus of Control Relate To Well-Being: An Ecological Level International Study. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 22, 1-18.
15. Spector, P., et al., Radhakrishnan, P., et al. (2002). Locus of Control and Well-Being at Work: How Generalizable Are Western Findings? Academy of Management Journal, 45, 453-466.
16. Schimmack, U., Radhakrishnan, P., Oishi, S., Dzokoto, V., & Ahadi, S. (2002). Culture, Personality, and Subjective Well-Being: Integrating Process Models of Life-Satisfaction. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 82, 582-593.
17. Reid, L.D. & Radhakrishnan, P. (2003). How Race Still Matters: The Relation Between Race and General Campus Climate. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 9, 263-275.
18. Bernin, P., et al., Radhakrishnan, P., & Vesselina, R. (2004). Coping Strategies among Swedish Female and Male Managers in an International Context. International Journal of Stress Management, 10, 376-391.
19. Oishi, S., Hahn, J., Schimmack, U., Radhakrishnan, P., Dzokoto, V., & Ahadi, S. (2005). The Measurement of Values Across Cultures: A Pair-Wise Comparison Approach. Journal of Research in Personality, 39, 299-305.
20. Low, D. K-S., Radhakrishnan, P., Schneider, K. T., & Rounds, J. (2007).The Experiences of Bystanders of Workplace Ethnic Harassment. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 37, (10), 2261-2297.
21. Schneider, K. T. & Radhakrishnan, P. (2018). Three Dilemmas for Academics: Gender Disparities in Scholarship, Teaching, and Service. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 11, 428-433.
22. Inman, M., Radhakrishnan, P. & Liggett, K. (2020). The Socialization-Stress Model of Workplace Racial Harassment: Antecedents, Consequences, and Implications. Manuscript to appear in “Research in Human Resource Management”.

Self Assessment

23. Radhakrishnan, P., Arrow, H. & Sniezek, J. (1996). Hoping, Predicting, Performing and Learning: Toward a Dynamic Model of the Self-evaluation of Performance. Human Performance, 9, 23-49.
24. Sniezek, J., Radhakrishnan, P., & Probst, T. M. (2008). Charting the Course of Self evaluations and Social Comparisons Over Time. In Columbus, F. (Ed.). Psychology of  Decision Making. Nova Science: Hauppauge, NY.