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Sanghamitra Chaudhuri


  • Associate Professor


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Work and Human Resource Education
    University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

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Dr. Sanghamitra Chaudhuri is an Associate Professor of Human Resource Management at the College of Management at Metropolitan State University. She teaches HRM, T&D, and Foundations of Research to undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students. After receiving her Ph.D. in Human Resource Development from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, she worked as a lecturer, senior lecturer, and visiting professor at the University of Minnesota, The Ohio State University, and Drexel University. Prior to joining academia, she held several leadership and consulting positions in USA and India in marketing, sales, instructional design, organization development, training and development with various fortune 500 firms. She has published more than 50 research studies on work-life balance, cross-cultural leadership, employee engagement, and mentoring in various conferences and national and international Journals of repute including MIT Sloan Review, Management Learning, Human Resource Development Quarterly, Human Resource Development Review, Human Resource Development International, Advances in Developing Human Resources, Management Research Review, and European Journal of Training and Development. She has received the Elwood F. Holton, III Research Excellence Award for ‘Best Journal Article’ by the Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD). She has received an outstanding teaching certificate from the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, and has been nominated for the ‘outstanding teaching educator award’ for both University of Minnesota and the Metro State University. Her research on ‘Reverse Mentoring’ has been quoted by various media outlets including Built-In, the Washington Post, Forbes, Dow Jones, Wall Street Journal, Canadian Broadcasting, Star Tribune, and HR Magazine. She is an editorial board member of the premier journal, Human Resource Development Review and Human Resource Development International. She has also been invited by various organizations for consulting and to present her research, including Durham University UK, University of Delaware, Tata Steel, India, Minnesota Organization Development Network, and St. Catherine University. She is the immediate past- chairperson for the India HRD Special Interest Group (SIG) at AHRD.

Journal Publications (*non peer-reviewed):

*23. Ghosh, R., & Chaudhuri, S. (2022). Are Mentors Modeling or Challenging “Ideal Worker”Norms? MIT Sloan Review.

22. Chaudhuri, S. Ghosh, R., & Park, S. (2022). The Missing Voices of Learning and Development Professionals: Factors Influencing Formal and Informal Practices of Reverse Mentoring. New Horizons in Adult Education and Human Resource Development.

21. Chaudhuri, S., & Manikoth, N. (2022). A cross-country kaleidoscope of leadership and learning: lessons from the pandemic. Human Resource Development International.

20. Ghosh, R., & Chaudhuri, S. (2022). Academic mothers negotiating Ideal Worker and Mother Norms during the Pandemic: Duoethnography as a Peer Mentoring tool for Transformative Learning. Management Learning.

19. Chaudhuri, S., Park, S., & Johnson, K. R. (2021). Engagement, inclusion, knowledge sharing, and talent development: is reverse mentoring a panacea to all? Findings from literature review. European Journal of Training and Development.

18. Chaudhuri, S., Arora, R., & Roy, P. (2020). Work–Life balance policies and organizational outcomes–a review of literature from the Indian context. Industrial and Commercial Training, 52(3), 155-170.

17. Chaudhuri, S., Ghosh, R., & Abichnadani, Y. (2020). Exploring the risky terrain of entrepreneurship with the help of mentors: Narratives from Indian women entrepreneurs. Advances in Developing Human Resources.

16. Cho, Y., Li, J., & Chaudhuri, S. (2020). Women Entrepreneurs in Asia: Eight Country Studies. Advances in Developing Human Resources,

15. Li, J., Cho, Y., & Chaudhuri, S. (2020). Conclusion: Learnings From Eight Country Studies on Women Entrepreneurs in Asia. Advances in Developing Human Resources,

14. Johnson, K. R., Park, S., & Chaudhuri, S. (2020). Mindfulness training in the workplace: exploring its scope and outcomes. European Journal of Training & Development.

13. Kim, S., Park, S., Lavelle, J., Kim, M., & Chaudhuri, S. (2020). Revisiting trainee reactions: A multilevel analysis of the nomological network. Human Resource Development Quarterly.

*12. Chaudhuri S. (2019). Reverse mentoring: Hallmarks for implementing an intergeneration intervention. New Horizons in Adult Education and Human Resource Development.

*11. Muduli, A, Abichandani, Y., Bhaduri, R.M, & Chaudhuri, S. (2019). Changing perceptions of HRD in India. Human Resource Development International. DOI: 10.1080/13678868.2019.1664179

10. Park, S., Johnson, K., & Chaudhuri, S. (2019). Promoting work engagement in the hotel sector: A review of the literature. Management Research Review.

9. Chaudhuri, S., Park, S., Kim, S. (2019). From generation to culture: The changing landscape of women leadership in India and Korea? Human Resource Development Review, 18(1), 16-46.

*8. Chaudhuri, S. (2019). Book Review: The Millennial Mindset: Unraveling Fact from Fiction. Human Resource Development International, 22(2), 210-212. doi: 10.1080/13678868.2018.1487154

7. Chaudhuri, S., Hirudayaraj, M., & Ardichvili, A. (2018). Borrow or grow: An overview of talent development/ management practices in Indian organizations. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 20(4), 460-478.

6. Park, S., Chaudhuri, S., Hewapathirana, G., Johnson, K., & Bowen, M. (2016). An analysis of the awarded journal articles from Academy of Human Resource Development. Human Resource Development Quarterly, 27(4), 547-555.

5. Munn, S, & Chaudhuri, S. (2016). Work-life balance in India and the U.S.: A cross-cultural structured literature review of dual earner couples. Advances in Human Resource Development, 18(1), 54-68. (Equal Authorship)

4. Chaudhuri, S., & Bartlett, K. R. (2014). The relationship between training outsourcing and employee commitment to the organization. Human Resource Development International, 17(2), 145-163. doi: 10.1080/13678868.2014.886444.

3. Chaudhuri, S., & Alagaraja, M. (2014). An expatriate's perspective on leadership and leading (a global organization) in India: interview with Matt Barney. Human Resource Development International, 17(3), 358-365.

2. Chaudhuri, S., & Ghosh, R. (2012). Reverse mentoring: A social exchange tool for keeping the millennials committed and the aging workforce engaged. Human Resource Development Review, 11(1), 55-76. (Equal Authorship)

Recipient of the Best Paper Award for Research Excellence by Academy of Human Resource Development

*1. Ghosh, R., & Chaudhuri, S. (2009). Inter-generational differences in individual/collectivism orientations: Implications for outlook towards HRD/HRM practices in India and the United States. New Horizons in Adult Education and Human Resource Development, 23(4), 5-21.

Peer-reviewed Refereed Journal Issue Editorship

2. Chaudhuri, S., & Manikoth, N. (Guest Editors, Special Issue, May 2022). Leadership and Learning during the COVID-19 Crisis: Cross-country Perspectives on the Emerging Needs of Human Resources. Human Resource Development International.

1. Cho,Y., Li, J., & Chaudhuri, S. (Guest Editors, Special Issue, 2020). Women entrepreneurs in Asia: Eight Country studies. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 22(2).

Book Chapters

3. Chaudhuri, S., Yoon, S., Hagen, M., and Legrand, A. (2022). Developmental network across the generations: The impact of technology on knowledge creation and sharing. In R. Ghosh and H. Hutchins (Eds), Connecting and Relating: HRD Perspectives on Developmental Relationships. Palgrave MacMillan, Cham.

(Received the Best Book of the Year Award in AHRD, 2023)

2. Chaudhuri, S., Park, S., Hewapathirana, G. (2018). Women leadership: India in an Asian Context. In R. Ghosh & G. McLean (Eds.), Current Perspectives on Indian Women in Leadership. Palgrave MacMillan, Cham.

1. Chaudhuri, S., Muduli, A., & Arora, R. (2018). Family roles posing challenges for women leaders in India. In R. Ghosh & G. McLean (Eds.), Current Perspectives on Indian Women in Leadership. Palgrave MacMillan, Cham.

Non-refereed Publications

2. Chaudhuri, S. (2016). Seeking to re-balance work and life in Indian organizations: A dream or a distant reality? Work Life Balance Working Group Newsletter, 9(Autumn), 6-9.

1. Chaudhuri, S. (2015). From a two way to one way street: reverse mentoring. Indian Management, November issue.