Zahir Latheef

PhD student

Zahir Latheef

Bio

Zahir Latheef is a doctoral student in Management at the University of Houston, Bauer College of Business. Zahir holds a BBA and Masters in Accounting from Texas A&M University. Prior to joining the Ph.D. program, he worked as business analyst for a large global consulting firm. He has also worked for one of the Big 4 accounting firms.

His primary research interest is organizational behavior with an emphasis in leadership, abusive supervision, cross-cultural issues, and the connection between work and community. Zahir's research has been presented at several national conferences, and his dissertation focuses on volunteerism and its impact on employees.

In addition to research, he has taught an introductory management course to undergraduates, covering topics such as leadership, communication, and strategy. Zahir's classes include a pragmatic application of the material and encourage discussion through a two-way conversation between the students and professor. His teaching style has received high praise from students.

Conference Presentations

  • Kim, K.Y., Atwater, L., & Latheef, Z. (2014). Multisource feedback program and organizational performance: Which leads to which? To be presented at the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) Annual Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • Callison, K., Atwater, L., Witt, L.A., Kim, K.Y., Elkins Longacre, T., Latheef, Z., & Zheng, D. (2014). Core Self-Evaluations and Abusive Supervision: A Conditional Process Model . Poster session at the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) Annual Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • Latheef, Z. & Werner, S. (2013). Impact of Community Engagement on Intrinsic and Extrinsic Work Values. Presented at the Academy of Management (AOM) Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.
  • Latheef, Z. & Werner, S. (2013). Organizational Dissonance: Development of a New Construct. Presented at the Academy of Management (AOM) Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.
  • Kim, K.Y., Atwater, L., Latheef, Z., Callison, K., Elkins Longacre, T., Zheng, D., & Witt, A. (2013). Gender and Reactions to Abusive Supervision: A Conditional Process Model. Poster session at the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) Annual Conference, Houston, TX.
  • Elkins Longacre, T., Atwater, L., Callison, K., Latheef, Z., Kim, K.Y. (2011). Gender, Conflict Handling Style, and Reactions to Abusive Supervision: An Exploratory Examination. Presented at the Academy of Management (AOM) Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.
  • Latheef, Z. (2010). Impact of Cultural Values on Global Compensation Practices. At the 31st IOOB Annual Conference. Houston, TX.

Academic Associations & Affiliations

  • Academy of Management
  • Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Society of Human Resource Management

Research Interests

  • Leadership
  • Abusive Supervision
  • Cross-Cultural Issues
  • Interactions between Work, Family, and Community

Contact Info

Phone:
713-743-4663
Email:
zlatheef2@uh.edu
Room:
310K
Website:
No Web Site Currently

Courses

  • MANA 3335 - Introduction to Organizational Behavior and Management. Taught in Fall '11 and Spring '12.

Education

M.S. in Accounting - Texas A&M University
BBA in Accounting - Texas A&M University