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Nora Junaid


Operations & Information Management


Business Analytics, Cornell Certificate Program, 2019
PhD Business, Bentley University, 2018
Masters in Business Administration, Lebanese American University, 2010
BS Management Information Systems, Lebanese American University, 2008

Academic Appointments

Lecturer, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2016-Present
Adjunct Instructor of Management, Bentley University, 2013-2015

Recent Honors / Awards

Recipient, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Practice & Pedagogy Award, 2022
Recipient, University of Massachusetts Amherst, College Outstanding Teaching Award, 2022
Recipient, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Teaching Recognition Award, 2021
Early Educator Institute and Teaching Conference scholarship, OBTC, 2016
Doctoral Institute Scholarship, OBTC, 2016
Research Expense Pool Grant ($1,800), Bentley University, 2016
Scholarship, OBTC, Early Educator Institute and Teaching Conference, 2016
Scholarship, OBTC, Doctoral Institute, 2016
Outstanding Theoretical Paper Award Nomination, Eastern Academy of Management, 2014
Teaching Resource Library Video Competition, Academy of Management, 2012

Research Interests

Diffusion of Information Technology (IT)
Personality Traits
Individual Reactions and Behaviors to New IT
Coping and Adaptation Behavior to IT Related Changes

Teaching Interests

  • Management Information Systems
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Microsoft Office Applications

Selected Publications

Founder NorasCorner App, iTunes App Store & Google Play (  

Founder Excel.Ninja, Instagram (

Junaid, N., Leung, O., Buono, A. F. (2015). Institutionalization or Decoupling? An Exploratory Analysis of the UN Global Compact LEAD Initiative (2015). Business and Society Review. Vol. 120, Issue 4, pp. 491 - 518.

Dagher, G., Chapa, O., Junaid, N. (2015). The historical evolution of employee engagement and self-efficacy constructs: An empirical examination in a non-western country. Journal of Management History. Vol. 21, Issue 2, pp. 232 - 256.

Dagher, G., and Junaid, N. (2010) Emotional Intelligence, Employee Engagement and Job Stress: An Empirical Investigation. Academy for Studies in Business.

Junaid, N. Excel Ninja - A Guide from Zero to Hero (forthcoming in 2022)