Viraj Varma, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor
Office: Classroom Center 213G
Dr. Varma joined the College of Business in 2013. He received a PhD in Management, and an M.S. in Human Resource Management, both from Auburn University. Prior to that, he obtained an MBA from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Jadavpur University, India. He has also worked in the industry for over nine years and was involved in power plant operations, project management, software development, and change management consulting. He is also a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources.
Teaching and Related Service
Dr. Varma primarily teaches undergraduate courses on Strategic Management and Human Resource Management at WTAMU. He is an active member of the Academy of Management, Southern Management Association, Panhandle Human Resources Association, and Society for Human Resource Management.
Research and Creative Activity
Dr. Varma’s research interests include strategy-as-practice, organizational change, and strategic human resource management. He has regularly presented his research at national and international conferences and has published in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings.
Dr. Varma lives in Amarillo with his wife, Kathakali. For fun, they go on long drives, listen to music, and watch movies and college football.