Portrait of Shahrin Upoma
Post-Doctoral Associate
238 Humphrey School
Currently reviewing Ph.D. applicants
Leadership and Management Area
Areas of Expertise
Public management; diversity, equity, and inclusion; nonprofit management; human resources; organizational leadership; organizational performance


    Shahrin Upoma, PhD, is a President’s Postdoctoral Fellow in the leadership and management area at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Her research interest lies at the intersection of diversity, equity, and social justice in public and nonprofit management.

    Her agenda is to produce work that can be used by professionals, industry experts, and others trusted with the decision-making process.

    Dr. Upoma’s commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion through her teaching and research is grounded in her personal experience as a woman of color, first-generation student, and immigrant.  

    She holds a PhD in Public Affairs from the University of Texas at Dallas, where she also served as a teaching assistant. She earned a master's degree in economics from the University of North Texas, and a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.


    PhD in Public Affairs (University of Texas at Dallas, 2021)

    M.Sc in Economics (University of North Texas, 2016)

    B.S.S in Economics (University of Dhaka, 2013)