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Robin Church

Church, Robin


Associate Professor


B.Sc., MBA, PhD




416-979-5000 ext: 4215

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Robin Church

Robin Church completed his PhD in 2006. His dissertation focused on the mentoring experiences of gay and lesbian employees. His research focuses on both the individual workplace experiences and the factors involved in changing organizational policies and practices. Prior to his academic career, he managed a small business for eight years and worked with a small consulting firm for six.


HR Management & Org Behaviour

Research Interests

Gay and lesbian workplace issues, and Mentoring.

Select Research and Professional Contributions
Church, R. (2012). National Differences in Effects of Perceived Workplace Discrimination on the Mentoring Relationships of Gay and Lesbian Protégés. Journal of Organizational Culture, Communications and Conflict, 16 (2), 105-113.
Church, R. (2012). An Empirical Examination of Factors Affecting the Incomes of Gay Men. Journal of Organizational Culture, Communications and Conflict, 16(1), 123-132.
Chuang, Y.T., Church, R. and Ophir, R. (2011). Taking Sides: The Interactive Influences of Institutional Mechanisms on the Adoption of Same-Sex Partner Health Benefits by Fortune 500 Corporations, 1990–2003. Organization Science, 22, 190-209.

Conference Presentations

Chuang, Y.T. and Church, R. "Multi-Market Contact Network, Strategic Alliances, And Firm Performance", Accepted for Presentations at the Academy of Management, Vancouver, Canada, August 2015.
Church, R. "The effects of organizational heterosexism on gay and lesbian employees: Reduced  job involvement and altruism", The International Congress of Applied Psychology, Paris, July 2014.
Organizational Behaviour and Interpersonal Skills
Organizational Behaviour II
Human Resources Management
Cross-Cultural Organizational Behaviour
Research Funding
Source Year Amount
Purpose Investigators
SSHRC 2006-2009 $86,549 Standard Research Grant – “The Effects of Heterosexism on the Job Involvement and the OCB of Gay and Lesbian Employees” Robin Church
Co-Investigator: You-Ta Chuang

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