Samantha (Montes) Hansen

Samantha Hansen

Associate Professor
Organizational Behaviour


On sabbatical July 1, 2019–June 30, 2020


Samantha D. Hansen (formerly Montes) is an Associate Professor of Organizational Behaviour and HR Management in the Department of Management at University of Toronto Scarborough. She holds a cross-appointment to the Organizational Behaviour and HR Management area at the Rotman School of Management.

Prof. Hansen's primary research interest concerns the employee-employer relationship. This work focuses on the exchange of resources between employees and employers, including what each party promises, expects and is obligated to give to the other. Ultimately, her research explores how the quality of the employment relationship can impact employee perceptions (e.g., fairness), affect (e.g., anger), attitudes (e.g., commitment), and behaviours (e.g., job performance).

Professional Experience:

2014 – Present: Associate Professor, University of Toronto
2006 – 2014: Assistant Professor, University of Toronto
2004 – 2006: Assistant Professor Wilfrid Laurier University
2003 – 2004: Lecturer, Wilfrid Laurier University

Research Interests: 

My research interests include psychological contracts, employee expectations, organizational trust, and organizational fairness. Much of my research focuses on employee attitudes and behaviours as they relate psychological contract breach and unmet expectations. 

Teaching Interests: 

  • Micro and macro organizational behaviour
  • Human resource management


PhD, University of Waterloo
MA, Wilfrid Laurier University
BA (Hons.), Laurentian University