"I am passionate about developing research and practitioner tools that equip leaders, employees and students with strategies for integrating their "true selves" at work."


Dr. Patricia Faison Hewlin is on faculty at the Desautels Faculty of Management in McGill University, with a specialization in organizational behavior. She is also McGill University’s Ombudsperson for Students.

Patricia researches how organization members and leaders engage in authentic self-expression, as well as factors that impede authenticity in every day work interactions. Her research has centered on employee silence, and the degree to which members suppress personal values and pretend to embrace organizational values, a behavior she has termed as “creating facades of conformity”. Her research interests also include employee responses to perceived organizational value breach, supplier diversity, and most recently, callings in the workplace, and the impact of mental illness disclosure on career outcomes. Patricia conducts her research in US, Canadian and Asian contexts.

Patricia avidly translates her research findings to help leaders, employees and students leverage diversity in the workplace, acknowledge and address personal bias, and thrive during organizational change. She is particularly interested in helping people integrate more of their “true selves” in the workplace, and helping leaders create environments for psychologically safe and generative authentic self-expression. Patricia has held positions of Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs and Organizational Behavior Area Coordinator. She holds a PhD in organizational behavior from New York University’s Stern School of Business, an MBA in finance from Stern, and a BA in English and Spanish from Binghamton University.