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Rajash Ghosh

Rajashi Ghosh, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
One Drexel Plaza
3001 Market Street
Room 209

Program Affiliation:

M.S., Adult Education and Organization Development
Ed.D., Educational Leadership & Management
Ph.D., Educational Leadership Development and Learning Technologies


Ph.D., University of Louisville
M.B.A., K.J. Somaiya Institute of Studies and Research, Mumbai, India

Areas of Expertise:

  • Human Resource Development

Research Interests:

  • Mentoring and Leader Development
  • Workplace Incivility
  • Workplace Learning and Development

Professional Experience:

  • Drexel University, School of Education Assistant Professor, Human Resource Development (2009-present)
  • University of Louisville, College of Education and Human Development Graduate Research Assistant (2006-09)
  • Hindustan Polyamides & Fibers Ltd (Bombay Oil Industries), Mumbai, India Assistant Manager, Human Resources
Awards and Honors
  • Nominated for 2012-2013 Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, Drexel University.
  • Received Elwood F. Holton III Research Excellence Award at 2013Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD).
  • Received 2012 Dean’s Faculty Award for Scholarship (Tenure-track), School of Education, Drexel University.
  • Received 2012 Outstanding Reviewer of the Year Award of Human Resource Development Review journal.
  • Received 2011 Cutting Edge Research Award at Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD).  
  • Received 2010 Best Paper Award in the Management Education and Development Division of Academy of Management (AOM).
  • Received 2010 Dissertation of the Year Award at Workplace Learning SIG of American Educational Research Association (AERA).
  • Received 2009 Dean’s Citation Award from University of Louisville.
  • Received 2006-2007 Schulman Memorial Scholarship for academic excellence, University of Louisville.


Peer-Reviewed Articles:

  • Ghosh, R., Kim, M., Kim, S., & Callahan, J. (In Press). Examining the Dominant, Emerging, and Waning Themes featuring in HRD publications: Is it time to redefine HRD? (European Journal of Training & Development)
  • Ghosh, R., Haynes, R. K., & Kram, K. E. (2013). Developmental Networks at Work: Holding Environment for Leader Development. Career Development International, 18(3), 232-256.
  • Ghosh, R., & Reio, T. Jr (2013). Career Benefits associated with Mentoring for Mentors: A Meta-Analysis. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 83(1), 106-116
  • Ghosh, R., Reio, T. Jr., & Bang, H. (2013). Supervisor and Coworker Incivility and Turnover Intent: Testing the mediating effect of Socialization-related Learning. Human Resource Development International, 16(2), 169-185.
  • Shuck, B., Ghosh, R., Zigarmi, D., & Nimon, K. (2013). The Jingle Jangle of Employee Engagement: Further Exploration of the Emerging Construct & Implications for Workplace Learning and Performance. Human Resource Development Review, 12 (1), 11- 35.
  • Ghosh, R. (2013).Mentoring functions providing Challenge and Support: Integrating Concepts from Teacher Mentoring in Education and Organizational Mentoring in Business. Human Resource Development Review, 12 (2), 144-176.
  • Ghosh, R., Shuck, B., & Petrosko, J. (2012). Emotional Intelligence and Organizational Learning  In Work Teams. Journal of Management Development, 31(6), 603-619.
  • Ghosh, R., Reio, T. Jr., & Haynes, R. K. (2012). Mentoring and Organizational Citizenship Behavior: Estimating the Mediating effects of Organization Based Self-Esteem and Affective Commitment. Human Resource Development Quarterly, 23(1), 41-63.
  • Chaudhuri, S., & Ghosh, R. (2012). Reverse Mentoring: A social exchange tool to keep the  Boomers engaged and Millennials committed. Human Resource Development Review, 11(1), 55-  76. (Equal authorship)
  • Haynes, R. K., & Ghosh, R. (2012). Towards Mentoring the Indian Organizational Woman : Propositions, Considerations, and First Steps. Journal of World Business, 47(2), 186- 193. (Equal  authorship)
  • Ghosh, R., Dierkes, S., & Falletta, S. (2011). Incivility spiral in mentoring relationships: Re-conceptualizing negative mentoring experiences as workplace deviant behavior. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 13(1), 22-39.
  • Ghosh, R., Jacobs, J., & Reio, T. Jr.(2011). The toxic continuum from incivility to violence: What can HRD do? Advances in Developing Human Resources, 13(1), 3-9. (Equal authorship)
  • Ghosh, R., & Githens, R. (2011). Online contract training: Applying organization theory  to workforce development in community colleges. Human Resource Development Review,10 (2),  180-197. (Equal authorship)
  • Reio, T. Jr., & Ghosh, R. (2009). Antecedents and outcomes of workplace incivility: Implications for Human Resource Development Research and Practice. Human Resource Development Quarterly, 20(3), 237-264.
  • Haynes, R. K., & Ghosh, R. (2008). Mentoring and succession management: An evaluative approach to the strategic collaboration model. Review of Business, 28(2), 3-12.

Book Chapters:

  • Ghosh, R., Rude-Parkins, C., & Kerrick, S. (2012). Collaborative problem solving in virtual environments: Effect of social interaction, social presence, and sociability on critical thinking. In Jason Huett (Ed.), The Next Generation of Distance Education: Unconstrained Learning. Springer Publishing.
  • Haynes, R. K., & Ghosh, R. (2011). Dialogue Circle: An Exercise in Embracing Racial/Ethnic Diversity and Supporting Inclusion. In S. Dhiman, & J. Biberman (Eds.), Managing in the 21st Century Transforming toward Mutual Growth. Palgrave MacMillan.
  • Ghosh, R. (2010). Lateral movements between HR and other departments as a career development practice: Implications for strategic HR. A Case Study on Career Development. In S. Schmidt, & K. King (Eds.) Case Studies and Activities in Adult Education and Human Resource Development. Information Age Publishing.
  • Haynes, R. K., & Ghosh, R. (2010). Getting started with a six sigma initiative. A Case Study on Organization Development. In S. Schmidt, & K. King (Eds.) Case Studies and Activities in Adult Education and Human Resource Development.Information Age Publishing.
  • Githens, R., & Ghosh, R. (2010). Getting started with a proactive diversity initiative. A Case Study on Diversity. In S. Schmidt, & K. King (Eds.) Case Studies and Activities in Adult Education and Human Resource Development. Information Age Publishing.