Shaista E. Khilji

Human & Organizational Learning
Graduate School of Education & Human Development
The George Washington University
(202) 994-1146

Prof. Shaista E. Khilji is the Founding Editor-in-Chief of the South Asian Journal of Global Business Research (SAJGBR), and Professor of Human and Organizational Learning & International Affairs at the George Washington University, where she teaches graduate level courses on Leadership, Change, Consulting and Strategic HR. Her research focuses on issues related to Global Leadership, Talent Development, Innovation, and Cross-Cultural Management with a particular emphasis on emerging economies. She has published several articles in tier-1 scholarly journals, including the International Journal of Human Resource Management, Journal of World Business, and the Journal of Product Innovation Management, and presented more than 50 research papers at various international conferences. Her most recent book, published in Oct. 2013, is entitled "Globalization, Change and Learning in South Asia". Prof. Khilji has taught and trained a diverse audience in Hong Kong, Singapore, Russia, United States, Canada, India, and Pakistan. Based upon her expertise, she has contributed to many stories published in daily newspapers and magazines. Prof. Khilji has received several awards, including "Honorary Lifetime Fellow of Cambridge Commonwealth Society" (UK); "Pride of Profession Award" (India); the "Outstanding Service" and "Best Reviewer" awards by the Academy of Management (USA), "Top 10%" paper award by the Academy of International Business (Italy), and a "Bronze Award" by McGraw Hill Higher Education. She was nominated for the Washingtonian "Rising Star under 40 years" for her all-round academic achievements, "Best International Symposium' and "Newman' awards by Academy of Management. She has also received GW's Service Excellence Award in the Collaborative Group category for hosting the Clinton Global Initiative University at GW, and VALOR award for cross-disciplinary work and program innovation. Prof. Khilji has consulted with US and Canadian governments, higher educational institutions (in Singapore, Canada, Pakistan, Morocco, India and Cuba) and several organizations in the private and non-profit sector globally, including working on President Obama’s initiative to develop transparent culture in the federal government. Her most recent work focuses upon the increasing levels of social and economic disempowerment at base of the pyramid; and making USA more competitive for the global economy. Prof. Khilji is currently one of the principal investigators on a $1 million grant from the US State Department, entitled, "Development in Pakistan through Women's Empowerment". She is also co-leading the education of USNA junior officers for a Master’s degree in Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) at GW.


Ph.D., Cambridge University, UK
M.Phil., Cambridge University, UK