Rajashi Ghosh
Associate Professor, Human Resource Development
School of Education
Drexel University

Related Research Interests

My background is in adult learning and development. I teach, publish, and conduct research to promote continuous learning and development of adults in workplaces. Towards that end, I am interested in exploring how positive relationships at work such as mentoring can be used for developmental purposes. Specifically, I am interested in exploring how constructive developmental theory of adult development proffered by Dr. Robert Kegan can help to understand how developmental networks contribute to leader development. And, how relational mentoring theory proffered by Dr. Belle Rose Ragins helps to identify unique outcomes such as life satisfaction, adult learning (e.g, self-directed learning, social learning, critical reflective/transformative learning, experiential earning), trust and commitment over and beyond the outcomes pertaining to career and psychosocial development that are commonly researched in mentoring. Further, I am also interested to study the different kinds of mentoring in workplaces, such as reverse mentoring or peer mentoring. Exploring the nature, process and outcomes of these various types of positive relationships at work will contribute towards building a learning environment that is receptive to employees in different demographic groups.

Related Publications

  • Ghosh, R., & Reio Jr, T. G. (2013). Career Benefits Associated with Mentoring for Mentors: A Meta-Analysis. Journal of Vocational Behavior.
  • Ghosh, R., Haynes, R. K., & Kram, K. (2013). Developmental Networks at Work: Holding Environments for Leader Development. Career Development International, 18(3), 232-256.
  • Ghosh, R., Reio, T. G., & 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.
  • Ghosh, R. (2012). Mentors Providing Challenge and Support: Integrating Concepts From Teacher Mentoring in Education and Organizational Mentoring in Business. Human Resource Development Review, 12 (2), 144-176.
  • Chaudhuri, S., & Ghosh, R. (2012). Reverse Mentoring: A Social Exchange Tool for Keeping 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., Haynes, R. K., & Kram, K. E. (2010). Developmental Networks as Holding Environments for growing Leaders: An Adult Development Perspective. In J. Billsberry (Ed.), Best Paper Proceedings of the 2010 Meeting of the Academy of Management (AOM). (Also recipient of the Best Paper Award in Management Education and Development Division).