Rashmi Chordiya, PhD
PhD, Public Affairs
Building/Room: Casey 207
Rashmi Chordiya holds a PhD in Public Affairs from The University of Texas at Dallas (2018). 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 goal is to contribute to the field of public administration from a) a cross-national comparative lens and, b) from the perspective of equity, organizational diversity, and inclusion. Her cross-national research agenda is focused on answering questions about similarities and dissimilarities in human resource management practices of government organizations operating in diverse cultural and civil service contexts. She aims to advance cross-national learning in the field of public administration. She is collaborating with scholars in the United States, New Zealand, Asia, and in the Caribbean islands to advance this research agenda.
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 has published an article in Public Administration, a book review in Review of Public Personnel Administration, a column for Public Administration Times and has several articles in works.
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.