M. Sandy Hershcovis

M. Sandy Hershcovis

Pronouns: She/her



Haskayne School of Business, Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources [OBHR]

Senior Associate Dean

Haskayne School of Business, Research & Faculty

Future Fund Professor in Equity Diversity and Inclusion

Haskayne School of Business

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Educational Background

Bach of Comm Accounting, University of Calgary, 2001

Doctor of Philosophy Management, Queen's University, 2006

M.S. Management, Queen's University, 2002


Dr. Sandy Hershcovis is the Future Fund Professor in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at the Haskayne School of Business. Her research focuses on  sex-based harassment, workplace mistreatment, and employee well-being. In particular, she is currently interested in bystander intervention on workplace harassment. Her research is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

In 2020, Sandy was inducted as a member of New Scholars, Artists, and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada, and in 2021 she was elected as a Fellow of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Sandy has published her research in leading journals in her field, including the Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and the Journal of Management. She also serves as an Associate Editor at the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology.

Sandy has provided expert testimony on workplace harassment cases before House of Commons and Senate committees aimed to introduce policy and law related to workplace harassment. Furthermore, she has provided expert witness testimony on a number of legal cases (both civil and criminal) related to sexual, racial, and other forms of workplace harassment. She has presented her research to a number of organizations, including the Alberta Network of Immigrant Women and the Canadian Forces and Department of National Defense.

Sandy joined Haskayne in 2015. She holds a PhD and an MSc in Management from Queen's University, and a BComm from the University of Calgary. 


  • Fellow, Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology. 2021
  • Member of College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists, Royal Society of Canada. 2021


  • Research and Theory on Workplace Aggression.. Bowling, N.A. & Hershcovis, M.S. (Eds.). Cambridge University Press. (2017)

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