Sana Rizvi, PhD

Assistant Professor of Organizational Behaviour

Sana RizviSana Rizvi is an Assistant Professor of Organizational Behaviour in the Faculty of Business at University of New Brunswick, Saint John.

Dr. Rizvi received her PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from University of Waterloo, her MSc in Social-Organizational Psychology from San Francisco State University, and her BSc (Honours) in Psychology from University of Toronto. Prior to joining UNB Saint John in August 2017, Dr. Rizvi was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Psychology at York University.

As a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Dr. Rizvi taught a variety of undergraduate courses in psychology at York University on campus, online, and blended. As a graduate student, Dr. Rizvi was a teaching assistant and a guest lecturer for a number of courses, including Human Resources Management, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and Organizational Behaviour. Currently at UNBSJ, she teaches Organizational Behaviour and Strategic Human Resource Planning at the undergraduate level, and Human Behaviour and Leadership at the MBA level. Dr. Rizvi is dedicated to teaching, and finds it to be a rewarding experience.

Dr. Rizvi’s research interests lie in the areas of organizational justice and workplace conflict. She is currently interested in victim forgiveness and offender apology as constructive responses to conflicts, disagreements, and interpersonal transgressions at the workplace. Dr. Rizvi’s research has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, including Social Psychological and Personality Science. She has presented her research at several peer-reviewed conferences, including Academy of Management. Dr. Rizvi’s goal is to produce research that will provide insight into the creation of healthy, compassionate, and goal-oriented organizations.

Recent publications

Rizvi, S., & Bobocel, D. R. (2016). Promoting forgiveness through psychological distance. Social Psychological & Personality Science, 1-9.

Rizvi, S., & Bobocel, D. R. (2015). Using the concept of distance to broaden the horizon of organizational justice. In S. Gilliland, D. Steiner, & D. Skarlicki (Eds). Research in Social Issues in Management, 8. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing.

Pliner, P., Rizvi, S., & Remick, A. K. (2009). Competition affects food choices in women. The International Journal of Eating Disorder, 42, 557-64.