Dana Kabat-Farr

Associate Professor

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Related Information

Email: kabatfarr@dal.ca
Phone: 902-494-8999
Mailing Address: 
Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building, Room 5086
6100 University Ave, PO Box 15000
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Incivility in the workplace
  • Gender and diversity at work
  • Positive organizational behaviour
  • Emotion in organizations
  • Sexual harassment
  • Gender harassment


  • BA (University of Michigan)
  • MA (University of Michigan)
  • PhD (University of Michigan)

Research Interests

Dana Kabat-Farr's research focuses on workplace social experiences – both negative (incivility, harassment) and positive (citizenship). She has examined (1) relationships between workgroup "tokenism" and gender harassment, (2) incivility as covert discrimination against women and people of colour, and (3) positive and negative experiences that influence employees' ability to thrive.

Selected Publications

  • Failing to be family-supportive: Implications for supervisors. Walsh, B., Matthews, R.A., Toumbeva, T., Kabat-Farr, D., Shapiro, J., & Pavisic, I. F Journal of Management 45(7), 2952-2977. (2019)  doi: 10.1177/0149206318774621
  • Uncivil supervisors and perceived work ability: The joint moderating roles of job involvement and grit. Kabat-Farr, D.*, Walsh, B.*, & McGonagle, A.K. Journal of Business Ethics 156(4), 971-98 (2019)  doi: 10.1007/s10551-017-3604-5*The first two authors contributed equally and are listed in alphabetical order by surname.
  • Sexual harrassment in healthcare: A psychological perspective. Kabat-Farr, D., & Crumley, E. Online Journal of Issues in Nursing 24(1) (2019)   doi: 10.3912/OJIN.Vol24No01Man04
  • Researching rudeness: The past, present, and future of the science of incivility. Cortina, L.M., Kabat-Farr, D., Magley, V. & Nelson, K. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology 22(3), 299-313 (2017). doi:10.1037/ocp0000089
  • Sex-based harassment in employment: New insights into gender and context. Kabat-Farr, D. & Cortina, L.M. Law and Human Behavior, 38(1), 58-72. doi: 10.1037/lhb0000045  (2014)

Current Teaching

  • COMM 2303  Organizational Behaviour