Salar Mesdaghinia


Assistant Professor of Management


512 Owen



  • Ph.D. University of Houston
  • MBA The Hague University
  • MS Computer Engineering, Sharif University of Technology
  • BS Computer Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

Professional Summary

Salar has worked for two years as a software engineer. He has taught management courses at University of Houston and Eastern Michigan University. He has also been consulting businesses and state organizations such as City of Houston, University of Texas Health Science Center, Santa Fe School District, and HostGator on management and employee engagement topics since 2011.

Courses Taught

  • MGMT 460 Management Skills
  • MGMT 480W Management Responsibility and Ethics

Research Interests & Projects

Dr. Mesdaghinia's research interests include studying organizational and leadership virtues and ethics, organizational support theory, and the emerging area of spirituality and religion in organizations. More specifically, Dr. Mesdaghinia is interested in studying why some organizational members (e.g., employees, leaders), and collectives (e.g., teams) behave in ethical, pro-social, and positive ways whereas others do not, as well as the consequences of such behaviors. Research in this area can help create supportive, positive, and ethical organizational environments, where all stakeholders flourish.

Professional Affiliations

  • Academy of Management
  • Southern Management Association