2012 TC Academics
Teachers College, Columbia University
Teachers College Columbia University


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Svetlana Shmulyian

Professional Background

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Organizational Psychology, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • M.S., Nonprofit Management  / Graduate Certificate in Organizational Development, Milano Graduate School, New School University
  • B.S., Mathematics, Moscow Teachers Training University

Scholarly Interests

Selected Publications

professional experiences

principal publications

  • Shmulyian, S. (2005). The importance of a configural versus universalistic approach to understanding the impact of climate on employee attitudes, service outcomes and financial performance. ProQuest
  • Schulte, M. & Shmulyian, S. (2005). Relationships between organizational climate profiles, employee attitudes, and financial performance. Poster presentation for the 2005 SIOP Conference 
  • Key Contributor: Technology is not the trump card in mass affl uent wealth management game, IBM Institute for Business Value Publication
  • Contributor: Report on Changes & Trends in Public Administration Reform in 19 Countries. United Nations, 1996

ORLJ 4009: Understanding behavioral research

Overview of alternative methods of behavioral research and their relative strengths and limitations. Application of methodological principles in order to read and evaluate social science research and learn how to begin to conduct research.

ORLJ 5019: Data-based interventions in organizations

Prerequisite: ORLJ 4009. Reviews tools for collecting, organizing, and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data in organizations. Students explore and practice the use of data collection techniques most frequently utilized by practitioners in the field (secondary data, observations, questionnaires, interviews, and focus groups), as well as practice analysis techniques associated with these tools. The use of diagnostic tools is considered within the framework of the consulting cycle (contracting and planning, data collection, data analysis, and data feedback). Upon completion of this course, the students should be well prepared to engage in a consultation with the real client.

ORLJ 5020: Special topics in Organizational Psychology

Faculty. New and emerging developments, practices, and concerns in the field of social-organizational psychology are examined and evaluated. Topics are announced in the schedules distributed each semester.

Centers and Projects

International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution
Website: http://www.tc.columbia.edu/icccr/