Name Dr. Medha Satish kumar
Designation Assistant Professor
Area of Specialization Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management
Qualification PhD (Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, 2009-2014) M.Sc. Applied Psychology (Women's Christian College, Chennai, 2006 - 2008) B.A. Psychology, Economics and Sociology (Christ College, Bangalore, 2003 - 2006)
Contact 99401 60750 E-mail :
Research Area Has completed her PhD in the area of intercultural development and engagement of international employees. Her research interests include global mobility and expatriate work life, cross cultural management, organizational culture and human resourses
Academic Positions Nil
  • Kumar, M.S. Kamalanabhan, T.J. Factors influencing international student’s intercultural development and engagement, International Journal of Business Innovation and Research,
  • Kumar, M.S. and Kamalanabhan, T.J. Initial Development and Validation of a Measure of Intercultural Development Scale, Psychological Studies, DOI: 10.1007/s12646-014-0238-x,
  • Kumar, M.S. and Kamalanabhan, T.J. A study on the relationship between the cultural values and acculturation strategy – communicated to South Asian Journal of Management.
Papers presented at National level seminars/conferences
  • Presented paper on “Intra-Individual and Inter-Individual Factors Influencing Expatriate Intercultural Development” The 12th Consortium of students in Management Research (COSMAR) – 2012.
  • Presented a paper on “A study on the factors affecting student’s intercultural development and its effect on student engagement” at the Indian Association of Applied Psychology Conference - 2012
Papers presented at International level seminars/conferences Presented paper on “A Study on the Factors Affecting Intercultural Development and its Effects on Employee Engagement” International Human Resource Management Conference (IHRM) – 2012.
Seminars and Conferences organized at International level Nil
Workshops attended Using qualitative analysis for cross cultural research at IIM Bangalore
Expos/Workshops/Seminars organized
Guest lectures/ Resource person outside TSM
  • Women’s Christian college, Chennai, India – July – Oct. 2013
    Guest Faculty
    • Taught courses for B.Sc and M.Sc psychology students
    • Courses taught : Cyber Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Basics of Training and Application of Behavior Modification Techniques
  • Loyola Institute of Business Administration, Chennai, India – March 2014
    • Assisted in delivering lectures for students of management on ‘Emotional Intelligence at the workplace’
  • Madras ENT Research Foundation Ltd., Chennai, India, 2010 - 2011
    Guest Faculty
    • Developed and taught course on “ Introduction to Psychology for Speech and Hearing” for 1st year BA students
Consultancy/Training services extended Development of web-based competency metrics for online training organization (2009) Preparation of HR Manual for start-up company (2007)
  • Proficiency prize (2nd place) in BA at Christ College, Bangalore
  • College 1st Rank, Women's Christian College, Chennai
  • Best Outgoing Student, Women's christian college, Chennai
  • Recipient of DAAD “New Passage to India” fellowship (Germany) for Post-Graduate Students – Exchange student at Universitat Passau, Germany during winter semester August 2011 – February 2012
  • Recipient of Junior Research Fellowship (Rs. 18,000/- p.m.) from Universities Grants Commission
Other membership in universities/colleges