Kweisi Ausar

Assistant Professor, Hospitality
Expertise: Leadership Development, Performance-Based Coaching, Ethical Leadership, Workplace spirituality

Biography

 

Dr. Kweisi Ausar is an assistant professor at the University of Nevada Las Vegas specializing in exploring perceptions and behaviors of managers and employees in organizational contexts. Dr. Ausar has authored and co-authored articles on authentic leadership, ethical leadership, employee engagement, supervisor support, and spirituality in the workplace. He currently has research projects underway focused on the dark side of leadership, such abusive supervision and workplace incivility.

Dr. Ausar has a wealth of business experience working his way up from the employee level to a senior leader with a Fortune 300 company during his 23-year corporate career.

As a former corporate executive, Dr. Ausar has a strong background in strategic human capital development and knows what it takes to make career transitions. Dr. Ausar is an expert in people development from both practical and academic perspectives.

 

Kweisi Ausar In The News

July 15, 2020
A long history of discriminatory practices and a University of Nevada, Las Vegas study that shows how those impact both workers and businesses, points to a need for industry-wide change.
July 1, 2020
After the worldwide protests that erupted over the killing of George Floyd, it is hard for me to imagine any person, company, or institution, continuing to discount the role that racism plays in our society. People all over are demanding an end to racial discrimination that is embedded in our social systems.
July 20, 2016
Lori Orchow Haney won’t be heading to work next Monday morning. She’s already arranged to take the day off for a very special trip: heading to the Cracker Barrel restaurant at the Silverton to be there on opening day.

Articles Featuring Kweisi Ausar

Black man in suit posing in lobby
People | February 19, 2021
UNLV hospitality professor journeys through pain and shame to discover his identity.
commercial kitchen with chefs working in background
Research | June 25, 2020
A long history of discriminatory practices and a UNLV study that shows how it impacts both workers and businesses points to a need for industry-wide change.
Anthony Gatling
Research | October 26, 2016
Anthony Gatling measures ‘workplace spirituality’ to gauge hospitality employee satisfaction.