Rashmi Chordiya, PhD

Rashmi Chordiya, PhD

PhD, Public Affairs

Assistant Professor

Building/Room: Casey 210-14



Rashmi Chordiya is an Assistant Professor of Public Administration in the Institute of Public Service at Seattle University. Chordiya is committed to the values of social justice, diversity, and inclusion. She is driven to contribute to these ideals through her research, teaching, and professional engagements.

Her research is focused on cross-national comparative public administration, and social equity, organizational diversity, and inclusion. Her cross-national research agenda is focused on cross-national learning about effectiveness of human resource management practices of government organizations operating in diverse cultural and civil service contexts. Chordiya is also interested in studying the challenges and opportunities for making organizations equitable, diverse, and inclusive. She approaches organizational justice, diversity, and inclusion as important means to achieve the goals of genuinely inclusive, engaged, and sustainable organizations, where individuals are motivated to work, reach their fullest potential, and experience the feelings of belongingness. Chordiya’s research is published in Review of Public Personnel Administration, The American Review of Public Administration, Public Management Review, and Public Administration

In the past, Chordiya worked on implementation of two major federal policies in India- the Corporate Social Responsibility Policy and the Higher Education Reform Policy. Her experience of working on the two federal policies helped her contribute to the process of social change and development through action-oriented research, evidence based decision-making, engagement with multiple stakeholders, and networked collaboration among public, private, and nonprofit organizations.

Chordiya’s teaching interests are in the areas of public management, human resources management, organizational theory and behavior, diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Her teaching philosophy is to design an effective teaching learning environment to help her students learn cognitively and experientially. She encourages her students to think independently and critically. Like research, her teaching philosophy is defined by her commitment to the values of public service, social justice, diversity and inclusion.