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Sanghamitra Chaudhuri


178 Pillsbury Dr SE
203 H Burton Hall


Office Hours:
Tuesday: 2:00-4:00 pm (Fall Semester)

Ph.D., University of Minnesota, human resource development
MBA, KIIT University, India, marketing and human resources
B.Sc., Utkal University, India, chemistry


Areas of Interest

Work-Life Balance
Cross-Cultural Leadership
Generational Studies
Training Outsourcing


Having seen both the worlds of academia and corporate which also includes government, I have found my niche and passion in the world of teaching and research. I am a published author who is coming with ten plus years of experience in progressive leadership and management roles such as Curriculum and Instruction Director, Training Manager and Supervisor, and also as Individual Contributor, Organization Development Consultant, and Educator.

Prior to this role, I have worked as a Senior Lecturer of Workforce Development and Education at The Ohio State University. During my tenure at the Ohio State, I have taught and developed courses related to the Design and Development of Training Program, Evaluations in HRD, Job Task Analysis, Organization Development, Adult Education, Instructional Systems Design, and Instructional Design for Teaching Health to name a few,  at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels. I have also served as Visiting Professor at Metro State University.

My research interests are related to different aspects of human resource development practices and its impact on organizational outcomes including organizational commitment and employee engagement. I have conducted and published research studies on training outsourcing, work-life balance, cross-cultural leadership, and mentoring. My co-authored research on ‘Reverse Mentoring’ has been quoted by the Wall Street Journal, Canadian Broadcasting, Financial Times, and one of the leading world news channel.

I am certified by TOP on ‘Facilitation Techniques’, The Ohio State University on Level -1 DACUM Training, and Indian Society for Training and Development. As far as my favorite pastime goes, I love writing poetries, hosting cultural events, travelling with my family, and watching cricket. I live with my husband in Minneapolis and twins (two girls) who are growing beautifully in this diverse land.

Awards and Honors

  • Board Member at Minnesota OD Network (2016-Present)
  • Member of the Steering Committee for the ‘Scholar-Practitioner’ and  ‘HRD in India’ Special Interest Groups at Academy of Human Resource Development (2012- Present)
  • Recipient of Elwood F. Holton, III Research Excellence Award at Academy of Human Resource Development (2012)
  • Nominated for the Cutting edge Research Award at Academy of Human Resource Development (2012)
  • International Women Peace Scholarship Award for Academic Excellence by Philanthropic Educational Organization, Iowa (2007)
  • WHRE Award for Academic Excellence, University of Minnesota (2006)

Media Attention

Selected Publications

  1. Chaudhuri, S. (in press). Seeking to re-balance work and life in Indian organizations: A dream or a distant reality? British Psychological Society Work-life Balance Working Group Newsletter.

  2. Park, S., Chaudhuri, S., Hewapathirana, G., Johnson, K., & Bowen, M. (in press). An analysis of the awarded journal articles from Academy of Human Resource Development. Human Resource Development Quarterly.

  3. Munn, S., & Chaudhuri, S. (2015). Work–life balance: A cross-cultural review of dual-earner couples in India and the United States. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 18(1), 54-68.

  4. Chaudhuri, S. (2015, November). From a two way to one way street: Reverse mentoring. Indian Management.

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Chaudhuri, S., & Bartlett, K. R. (2010). Social exchange theory: A reexamination of the core HRD theory. In C. M. Graham (Ed.), Proceedings of 2010 Academy of Human Resource Development Annual International Research Conference in the Americas. Tennessee: Academy of Human Resource Development.

  9. Gosh, 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.

  10. Chaudhuri, S., & Preutipibultham, O. (2008). Influence of HR and business practices on organizational commitment. In T. Chermack (Ed.), Proceedings of 2008 AHRD 9th International Research Conference in the Americas. Panama City, FL: Academy of Human Resource Development.

  11. Bowen, M., Johnson, K., & Chaudhuri, S. (2008). Informal training in developing countries. In H. Malloch (Ed.), Proceedings of 2008 International Conference on Human Resource Development Research and Practice across Europe. Lille, France: Academy of Human Resource Development.

  12. Chaudhuri, S., & Bowen, M. (2007). Decreasing affective commitment of the employees in today’s workforce. In J. Woodall, D. Witney, & D. Jepson (Eds.), Proceedings of 2007 globalisation versus glocalisation 8th International Conference on Human Resource Development Research and Practice across Europe. Oxford Brookes University Business School, United Kingdom: Academy of Human Resource Development.

  13. Preutipibultham, O., Rukkuhm, S., & Chaudhuri, S. (2007). Human resource development: Comparative analysis between Thailand and Malaysia. Paper published at the 6th Asian Conference of the Academy of Human Resource Development, Beijing, China.

Selected Presentations

  1. Chaudhuri, S. & Stein, D. (2014, February). Lived experiences of expatriate spouses on leaving their job behind. Paper presented at the Academy of Human Resource Development Annual International Research Conference in the Americas, Texas.

  2. Updated November 1, 2016