Dr. Rajashi Ghosh (email@example.com) is an Associate Professor of Human Resource Development (HRD) and Department Chair of Policy, Organization, and Leadership (POL) department at Drexel University.
Prior to joining academics, Rajashi worked in the corporate sector on employee development and performance management. Her research aims to explore how different developmental initiatives (e.g., mentoring, coaching, leadership development) can facilitate workplace learning and development through building inclusive relational spaces and countering the prevalence of workplace incivility. Her work is inter-disciplinary, as evidenced by her presentations on these topics in prestigious conferences hosted by the Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD), American Educational Research Association (AERA), American Psychological Association (APA), Academy of Management (AOM), and the American Evaluation Association (AEA) as well as the different awards she has received from these associations. Specifically, her dissertation was recognized by the 2010 Dissertation of the Year Award from the Workplace Learning Special Interest Group (SIG) of American Educational Research Association (AERA) and her work applying adult development theory to leader development and mentoring was honored by the 2010 Best Paper Award in Management Education and Development division of Academy of Management (AOM). More recently, Rajashi has been recognized by the 2016 Early Career Scholar Award at the AHRD, the 2015-16 Award for Outstanding Early Career Scholar Achievement from the Office of Provost at Drexel University, the 2018-19 Provost Fellowship at Drexel University, the 2020 Drexel Solutions Institute Fellowship with the Office of Provost, Drexel University, and the Mid-Career award (MCA) in 2021 from the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Rajashi’s work has been published in several high-impact peer-reviewed journals including Management Learning, Human Resource Development Quarterly, Human Resource Development Review, Human Resource Development International, Advances in Developing Human Resources, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Career Development International, International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education, Mentoring and Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, Performance Improvement Quarterly, Journal of Management Development, and European Journal of Training and Development. She has also written several book chapters and co-edited books on mentoring and women leader development accepted and published by Palgrave MacMillan including the most recent one titled, Connecting and Relating at Work: HRD Perspectives on Developmental Relationships (Palgrave Macmillan), released in late 2021.
Her work has been featured in several popular media outlets including Financial Times, Bloomberg Business Week Magazine, and American Banker Magazine to name a few. She has been invited as a featured speaker by multiple prestigious institutions such as the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Emerging Leaders in Psychology Academy, Clemson University, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, the Nano/Bio Interface Center at the University of Pennsylvania, and XLRI School of Business and Human Development, India.
Rajashi just finished serving her second term on the Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) Board as the Global Strategy lead and is a past chairperson of the India HRD SIG at the AHRD. Rajashi is the Editor-in-chief of Human Resource Development International (HRDI), one of the flagship peer-reviewed journals in the field of HRD and also an editorial board member of the premier journal, Human Resource Development Review (HRDR).