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Abdulah Bajaba, PhD, is an assistant professor of business management at the Davis School of Business with an emphasis on organizational behavior and leadership. Before joining CMU, Bajaba taught courses in management of organizations, student first-year experience, international management and business administration capstone. He also participated as a coach in a workplace training, development and coaching course, which is a service-learning course in which students were coached to create a training plan for a local business.

Bajaba's passion involves releasing the hidden potential of individuals in the workplace by exploring and investigating the field of management and psychology through academic research, teaching and coaching. He is the former president of the Doctor of Business Administration Association at Louisiana Tech University and worked as an undergraduate research assistant in the field of psychology during his time at Boston University.

Bajaba’s research interests include the bright and dark side of individual differences in the workplace (e.g., adaptive personality, self-efficacy, motivation) and their influence on employee well-being and the resulting coping behaviors; moreover, he is interested in how different leadership styles might affect such relationships. Bajaba has been awarded the Outstanding Research Award in 2021 and 2019 from Louisiana Tech University as well as the Certificate of Achievement for Best Student Paper Nominee in 2020 from the Midwest Academy of Management Conference. His work has been published in various journals such as Frontiers in Psychology, Journal of Psychology and Current Psychology and presented at conferences such as the Academy of Management and Southern Management Association.