Dr. Maria Cseh

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Dr. Maria Cseh

Associate Professor, Human and Organizational Learning

School: Graduate School of Education and Human Development

Department: Human and Organizational Learning, Cross-Disciplinary


Office Phone: (202) 994-8649

For the past 15 years, Dr. Cseh has served as the Director of the Human and Organizational Learning (HOL) Doctoral Program and is committed to creating a welcoming and intellectually nurturing environment for the diverse HOL doctoral students. Dr. Cseh holds a B.S./M.S. degree in electronics engineering, a M.A. in business administration with a focus on international management, a certificate in global policy studies, and a Ph.D. in adult education with a specialization in global human resource development. Dr. Cseh’s diverse professional background and multicultural experience led to her expertise in adult learning, leadership, and change in international and cross-cultural contexts. Her research interests include informal learning, organizational development and change, global leadership, and the development of global mindset and cultural competence that will help leaders and change agents address the increasingly complex issues facing our world. She is also continuing her inquiries into learning across cultures, including indigenous learning to find creative and innovative sustainable solutions for healthy organizations and societies. She serves on Advisory Boards of international journals, has been elected for two terms on the Board of Directors of the Academy of Human Resource Development, lectures internationally, and serves as adviser and consultant to organizations.

Ph.D., The University of Georgia

M.A., The University of Georgia

M.S. / B.S., The Polytechnic Institute, Cluj, Romania

Cseh, M., & Crocco, O. S. (2020). Globalizing HRD academic practice: Developing a global mindset for teaching and research. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 22(1), 57-71. DOI: 10.1177/1523422319886288

Cseh, M.(2020). Views from the top and views of the valley: The paths of dissertation literature reviews. In K. Townsend, M. N. K. Saunders & E. Morrison (Eds.),How to keep your doctorate on track(pp. 55-64). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.

Cseh, M., Crocco, O. S., & Sarafli, C. (2019). Teaching for globalization: Implications for knowledge management in organizations. In M. Fedeli & L Bierema (Eds.),Connecting adult learning and knowledge management(pp. 105-118). Switzerland: Springer Nature. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030- 29872-2_6

Cseh, M., & Coningham, B. (2019). Culturally-informed evidence-based organizational change and development through the lens of complexity theory. In R. G. Hamlin, A. D. Ellinger & J. Jones (Eds.), Evidence-Based Initiatives for Organizational Change and Development(pp. 140-154). Advances in Business Strategy and Competitive Advantage (ABSCA) Book Series. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Lackritz, A. D., Cseh, M., & Wise, D. (2019). Leadership coaching: A multiple-case study of urban public charter school principals’ experiences.Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 27(1), 5-25. DOI: 10.1080/13611267.2019.1583404

Cseh, M., Csillag, S., Nemeskéri, Zs., & Krisztián, B. (2017). The shadows of the past and the hopes of the future: A road towards a comprehensive leadership development in Hungary. In A. Ardichvili & K. Dirani (Eds.),Leadership Development in Emerging Market Economies (pp. 297-312). Palgrave Macmillan.

Follman, J., Cseh, M., & Brudney, J. (2016). Structures, challenges and successes of volunteer programs co-managed by nonprofit and public organizations.Nonprofit Management & Leadership, 26(4), 453-470.

Scully-Russ, E., & Cseh, M.(Eds.). (2015). Green HRD. Special Issue of the Advances in Developing Human Resources, 17(4). [Received the ADHR Outstanding Issue Award]

Benton-Short, L., & Cseh, M.(2015). Changing cities, changing culture: The challenges and opportunities for HRD in urban sustainability. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 17(4), 460-472.

Cseh, M., Rozanski, A., Nemeskéri, Zs., & Krisztián, B. (2015). HRD in Hungary and Poland. In R. F. Poell, T. S. Rocco & G. L. Roth (Eds.),The Routledge Companion of Human Resource Development(pp. 492-504). London, UK: Routledge.

Bierema, L. L., &Cseh, M. (2014). A critical, feminist turn in HRD: A humanistic ethos. In N. Chalofsky,

T. S. Rocco & M. L. Morris (Eds.),Handbook of Human Resource Development(pp. 125-144). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Cseh, M., Davis, E. B., & Khilji, S. E. (2013). Developing a global mindset: Learning of global leaders. European Journal of Training and Development, 37(5), 489-499.

Cseh, M., & Coningham, B. (2012). Working in multicultural and multilingual environments: HRD professionals as learning and change agents in the global workplace. In J. P. Wilson (Ed.), International Human Resource Development: Learning, Education and Training for Individuals and Organizations (3rd Ed.) (pp. 297-309). London, UK: Kogan Page Limited.

Cseh, M., Crocco, O. S., & Safarli, C. (2019). Global human resource development informed by indigenous knowledge and research. The 2019 International Academy of Human Resource Development in the Americas Conference. February 13-16, Louisville, Kentucky, USA.

Cseh, M., Bartlett, K., Crocco, O. S., McLean, G., Russ-Eft, D., & Wang, J. (2018). Preparing HRD professionals for the global workplace: A holistic learning and development approach. The 17th International Asian Conference of the Academy of Human Resource Development. November 8- 10, Bangkok, Thailand.

Cseh, M., Crocco, O. S., & Wang, W. (2018). Curiosity in human resource development: A systematic literature review. Academy of Human Resource Development International Conference in the Americas, February 14-17, Richmond, VA, USA.

Gajjar, J. K., & Cseh, M. (2017). Community-based enterprises as processes for the sustainable development of human and social capital in poor and marginalized communities. The 2017 Academy of Human Resource Development International Conference in Asia. November 8-10, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India.

Cseh, M., & Crocco, O. S. (2017). Global stewardship: The role of human resource development in fostering openness to the other. The 18th International Conference on Human Resource Development across Europe, June 7-9, Lisbon, Portugal.

Latham, P., & Cseh, M. (2016). The Impact of instructional design in case-based, computer-assisted instruction (CAI) for learning liver pathology in a medical school pathology course. Association of Pathology Chairs Annual Meeting [the premiere leadership conference for academic pathology], Undergraduate Medical Education Division, July 12-15, San Diego, USA.

Lackritz, A., & Cseh, M. (2016). Leadership coaching for K-12 principals: An integrative literature review [Roundtable Session 31]. American Education Research Association, April 8-11, Washington, DC, USA.

Cseh, M., Engel, L., & Follman, J. (2015). The journey of developing a global competent workforce: The case of an innovative co-curricular university program. The 16th International Conference on Human Resource Development across Europe. June 3-5, Cork, Ireland.

Cseh, M., & Follman, J. (2015). The global competence development journey: A framework for preparing HRD students for the global workplace. The 22th Annual Academy of Human Resource Development International Research Conference in the Americas, February 19-21, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

Cseh, M., Engel, L., & Follman, J. (2014). Developing globally competent students from the inside-out: Transforming spaces in higher education. XI International Transformative Learning Conference, October 23-26, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, USA.

Cseh, M. (2012). The dynamics of managing a multigenerational workforce. HRM: The Global Talent Crisis: The New Landscape and the Technology Deficit Disorder (TDD) Panel with Davis, E.B., Barnes, K.J., Christensen, E., & Strackhouse, J. P. Eastern Academy of Management 49th Annual Conference "Implications of Technology for Today's Managers: Opportunities and Challenges", May 9-12, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Cseh, M., Kumar, S., & Cavallaro, E. (2012). Learning within and across cultures: Fostering creativity and innovation in the new age of organizing. The 13th International Conference on Human Resource Development across Europe, May 23-25, Famalicão, Portugal.

Cseh, M., & Manikoth, N. (2012). The future of human resource development: Shaping national human resource development policies in the global context. The 13th International Conference on Human Resource Development across Europe, May 23-25, Famalicão, Portugal.

  • November 2023 - Dr. Scully-Russ and Dr. Maria Cseh contributed in an episode of the HRD Masterclass podcast series on HRD & The Climate Crisis. Topics covered include: implications for organizations and how they are responding; the relationship between human resource development and the Climate Crisis; how HRD can position itself for a greater role; and more.