School: University of Houston
Zahir Latheef is a doctoral candidate in Management at the University of Houston. His research has been regularly presented at the largest academic conferences for management and industrial/organizational psychology. His dissertation focuses on the relationship between volunteerism and work outcomes, and the role of organizational support in employees experiencing volunteering as a source of conflict or enrichment for work.
In the community, Latheef has been working with college Muslim Student Association (MSA) chapters at the local, state, and national levels for the past 13 years. His areas of focus have been leadership training, creating manuals on best practices, and facilitating networking among chapters. He recently completed his term as the chair of MSA National’s strategic planning committee, an effort that resulted in reforms to the organization’s mission/vision and governance model. He has also been active with his local masjid, serving as the Education Director last year.
Zahir hopes to merge his activism with his training in organizational behavior and research methods. With Allah’s Help, he aspires to advance our community by applying the organizational sciences to better our institutions and provide research-based solutions to our challenges.
Zahir graduated and is an Assistant Professor of Management at the University of Houstan-Downtown.