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Current OBHR PhD Students

Catherine Kleshinski

Catherine Kleshinski

4th Year Student

"Krannert OBHR faculty are very supportive; they actively collaborate with the students, push us to become well-developed researchers, and lead engaging seminars that equip us with what it takes to succeed in this profession. The OBHR PhD students are also a strong source of support for each other. Through my coursework in OBHR, I/O psychology, and other departments, I’ve been able to sharpen my research interests, build research skills for methods and theory, and develop good habits for becoming a successful and productive scholar."

Catherine grew up in Ohio and graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in 2011 from the University of Dayton, where she double majored in Marketing and International Business and minored in French. During her senior year at UD, she was a retail research intern at MeadWestvaco in the school and office products division. After graduation, she worked in web and e-commerce analytics in Cincinnati, Ohio at digital advertising agencies for such clients as Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Folgers, Kimberly-Clark, and Schwan’s.

Research Interests
Research interests include work-family issues, leadership, organizational justice, and relationships at work/social exchange.

Contact
ckleshin@purdue.edu 


Benjamin Pratt

Benjamin Pratt

4th Year Student

“The OBHR faculty here at Purdue are both productive and inclusive. I've been impressed at the extent at which faculty invite students to collaborate with them in research opportunities. Faculty take the time to train and mentor new scholars, and departmental resources are prioritized towards the growth and development of student researchers. The student culture within the department is one of support and encouragement. I have regularly been the beneficiary of mentoring from students more advanced in the program than I am. I highly recommend this program to any prospective OBHR scholars who are serious about professional growth and development."

Benjamin graduated with a BA in Anthropology and a minor in Psychology from Brigham Young University in 2006. He then earned an MSW degree from the University of Houston in 2008, and was a social work fellow in the LEAH program at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. Following his masters education, Benjamin worked as an LCSW for five years; four of which were spent in the VA Healthcare System in Salt Lake City, UT, where Benjamin worked first as a clinician and then as the Assistant Chief of Social Work Services. In 2013, Benjamin began attending Purdue University, earning a master's degree in Sociology from Purdue University before being accepted to the OBHR doctoral program in 2015. Benjamin and his wife, Mauri, have been married for 13 years, and have four children, ages 5 through 11.

Research Interests
Healthcare organizations, work design, 3rd party branding, and the HR impacts of status and reputation.

Contact
pratt24@purdue.edu 


Lindsay Mechem Rosokha

Lindsay Mechem Rosokha

2nd Year Student

Lindsay grew up in Fredericksburg, Texas and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and minor in business from the University of Texas at Austin. After graduation, she worked in California as a Marketing Specialist for Stryker, a medical device company. She received her master’s degree in Human Resource Management from Purdue University and then worked for ExxonMobil as a Human Resources Advisor. 

Research Interests
Leadership, Work-Life Balance, Gender Equality, Diversity, and Teams.

Contact
lmechem@purdue.edu 


Kinshuk Sharma

Kinshuk Sharma

2nd Year Student

Kinshuk grew up in India and graduated with summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in 2011 from the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, where he double concentrated in Operations Management and Finance. Post graduation, he worked in an education industry company in India in various departments: first in the operations segment and then in the corporate office. In 2016, he decided to pursue higher studies at Purdue University for his Master’s in Human Resource Management. Currently, he is part of both the MSHRM and PhD-OBHR programs at Krannert School of Management.

Kinshuk is the son of Surinder Mohan Sharma and Sudha Sharma. He has 2 elder sisters. His hobbies include tennis, rock climbing, cricket and creative writing.

Research Interests
Trust, Repair of trust, Innovation, Teams

Contact
sharm259@purdue.edu