Arup Varma is Professor of Management at the Quinlan School of Business, Loyola University Chicago, having joined them in 1996. He holds a PhD from Rutgers University, New Jersey (1996), an M.S. in Personnel Management & Industrial Relations from XLRI, Jamshedpur (1984), and a BSc (Hons) from St. Xavier's College, Kolkata (1982). Dr. Varma’s research interests include performance appraisal, and expatriate issues. He has published over 100 articles in leading journals, including Academy of Management Journal, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Applied Psychology, and the International Journal of Human Resource Management. He has won multiple awards for teaching, research, and service, including the 2017 Alumnus Award for Academics from his alma mater, XLRI.
He has guest lectured in numerous countries around the world including Cuba, China, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Poland, Singapore, Switzerland, and the U.K.
In 2018, he was based at the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow, as a Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence scholar, where he studied
"Performance Appraisal of Expatriates."