Mahesh Subramony




  • Ph.D., Central Michigan University, MI, Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • M.A., Central Michigan University, MI, Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • M.A., University of Delhi, India, Applied Psychology
  • B.A., University of Delhi, India, Psychology


Mahesh Subramony joined the Department of Management of Northern Illinois University after serving as an Assistant Professor of Industrial/Organizational (I/O) psychology at the University of Wisconsin--Oshkosh. He received his Ph.D. in I/O Psychology from Central Michigan University and an M.A. degree in Applied Psychology from the University of Delhi, India. Prior to joining academics, he worked for two Fortune 500 companies in their human resources (HR) functions and brings this experience to bear in his human resource management (HRM) courses and applied research. Mahesh's research interests are in the emerging field of strategic HRM. Specifically, he is interested in examining the reasons why organizations make various types of human resource (HR) investments, and the processes though which these investments affect employee, customer and financial outcomes. Mahesh has published several articles in top tier scholarly journals including Human Resource Management and the Journal of Applied Psychology.

Teaching Areas

  • Human Resource Management
  • Organizational Behavior

Selected Publications



Mahesh Subramony


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