Maria Cseh

Maria Cseh
Associate Professor, Human & Organizational Learning
(202) 994-8649

Dr. Cseh's current research is focused on global mindset, cultural intelligence and competence and the learning and development that will help leaders and change agents address the increasingly complex issues facing our world. She is also continuing her inquiries into brain circulation and learning across cultures, including indigenous learning to find creative and innovative sustainable solutions for healthy organizations and societies.

Ph.D., The University of Georgia
M.A., The University of Georgia
M.S. / B.S., The Polytechnic Institute, Cluj, Romania


Rosenbusch, K., & Cseh, M. (2012). The cross-cultural adjustment process of expatriate families in a multicultural organization: A family system theory perspective. Human Resource Development International, 15(1), 61-7.

Cseh, M., & Manikoth, N. N. (2011). Invited reaction: Influences of formal learning, personal learning orientation, and supportive learning environment on informal learning. Human Resource Development Quarterly, 22(3), 259-26.

Khilji, S. E., Davis, E. B., & Cseh, M. (2010). Building competitive advantage in a global environment: Leadership and the mindset. In T. Devinney, T. Pedersen & L. Tihanyi (Eds.), The past, present and future of international business and management, advances in international management, Vol. 23, (pp. 353–37). Bingley, UK: Emerald.

Cseh, M. (2009). A woman leader's experience in Korea. Human Resource Development International, 12(1), 85-9.

Watkins, K. E., & Cseh, M. (2009). Competence development in the United States of America: Limiting expectations or unleashing global capacities. In Illeris, K. (Ed.), Competence development (pp. 16-40). London: Routledge.

McGuire, D., Garavan, T. N., O'Donnell, D., Saha, S. K., & Cseh, M. (2008). Managers' personal values as predictors of importance attached to training and development: A cross-country exploratory study. Human Resource Development International, 11(4), 335-35.

Ellinger, A. D., & Cseh, M. (2007). Contextual factors influencing the facilitation of other's learning through everyday work experiences. Journal of Workplace Learning, 19(7), 435-45.

Cseh, M., & Short, D. (2006). The challenges of training with interpreters and translators: The case study of a Hungarian organization. Journal of European Industrial Training, 30(9), 687-70.

McGuire, D., & Cseh, M. (2006). The development of the field of HRD: A Delphi study. Journal of European Industrial Training, 30(8), 653-66.

Cseh, M., Quinn, J., Porter, A., & McEneaney, J. E. (2005). A consultant-client model to enhance classroom integration of technology: A collaborative university-public schools project. In S. Rhine & M. Bailey (Eds.) Transforming learning through technology: Insights and achievements of the preparing tomorrow's teachers to use technology program (pp. 67-77). Eugene, OR: IST.


Cseh, M., Davis, E. B., & Khilji, S. E. (2010). Developing a global mindset: Learning of global leaders. In Gy. Benedek, M. Cseh & Zs. Nemeskéri (Eds.), Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Human Resource Development across Europe: Human Resource Development in the Era of Global Mobility (ISBN 978-963-642-326-1; CD-1.4). Pécs, Hungary: The University of Pécs, Faculty of Adult Education and Human Resource Development.

Cseh, M., Hertig, R. C., & Pessanha, R. F. (2010). Global citizenship and mindset: Developing a conceptual framework for human resource development [Research Roundtable]. In C. M. Graham & K. M. Dirani (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2010 Academy of Human Resource Development International Conference (pp. 3969-3976). St. Paul, MN: Academy of Human Resource Development.

Cseh, M., Hertig, R. C., & Pessanha, F., R. (2009). Global mobility and human resource development: Developing global citizens. [Research Working Paper]. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Human Resource Development across Europe: Developing Leaders and Managers (CD; Stream 8: Critical Perspectives on HRD). Newcastle, UK: Newcastle Business School.

Cseh, M., Khilji, S. E., & Cataldo, S. G. (2009). Brain circulation and talent management in the global economy [Research Roundtable].In J. Storberg-Walker & C. M. Graham (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2009 Academy of Human Resource Development International Conference (pp. 3576-3580). Bowling Green, OH: Academy of Human Resource Development.

Cseh, M., & Coningham, B. (2006). Consulting across cultures: Trails in organization development and change. In F. M. Nafukho & H-C. Chen (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2006 Academy of Human Resource Development International Conference (pp. 693-700). Bowling Green, Ohio: Academy of Human Resource Development.

Cseh, M., & Coningham, B. (2005). The practice of global organization development and change consultants: Challenges and future perspectives. In A. M. Osman-Gani & G. N. McLean (Eds.), Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Human Resource Development in Asia (pp. 14-1 – 14-8). Taipei, Taiwan.

In the News

Dr. Maria Cseh presented a paper with GSEHD alumna Dr. Krishna Gajjar (Ed.D., Human Resource Development) at the Academy of Human Resource Development International Research Conference in India entitled "Community-based Enterprises as Processes for the Sustainable Development of Human and Social Capital in Poor Marginalized Communities." Dr. Cseh was also an invited speaker on the conference Editors Panel which discussed publishing in the Advances of Developing Human Resources journal. Dr. Cseh was also invited to work with leaders and faculty members at the Indian Institute of Management Sirmaur on building a world-class institution, and she led a workshop with Professor Darlene Russ-Eft from Oregon State University on developing global competence and mindset for managers enrolled in the university's MBA program.

Dr. Maria Cseh and GSEHD doctoral student Oliver Crocco (human and organizational learning) led a group of 12 students to Lisbon, Portugal as part of HOL 6747: International and Multicultural Issues in Organizations. The group visited local and international businesses, learned from important cultural sites, and attended the 18th International Conference on Human Resource Development Across Europe hosted by Universidade Europeia. Dr. Cseh and Mr. Crocco presented on "Global stewardship: The role of human resource development in fostering openness to the other." GSEHD students Stephanie Erwin, Corey Adams, Danielle Tope, Kareem Makhlouf, Alysha Cieniewicz, Leslie Kirsch, and Lisa Stern also presented papers on a variety of topics at the conference.

Students, alumni, faculty, and staff represented GSEHD at the GW Research Days event last week. Thanks to everyone who presented their important work or participated as judges and mentors. (Poster descriptions are available in the Research Days Abstract Book - pages 20-38.)

Faculty, alumni, and students represented GSEHD at the 2017 Academy for Human Resource Development International Research Conference in San Antonio, TX. Faculty members attended journal editorial board meetings and gave presentations. Dr. Hyung Joon Yoon presented Psychometric Properties of the Hope-centered Career Inventory: An Update after Six Years of Administration. Dr. Maria Cseh presented What's in a Name? Deconstructing the Meaning of Cultural Intelligence, Global Mindset, Intercultural Competence and Related Terms/Constructs. Dr. Julia Storberg-Walker presented Promoting Your Individual Research via Social Media. Special honors went to Dr. Ellen Scully-Russ and recent alumnus William A. Kurtz for being the Second Runner-Up for Esworthy Malcolm S. Knolwes Dissertation of the Year Award.

Faculty, students, and an alumnus from GSEHD's Human and Organizational Learning program participated in the 2016 Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) International Research Conference in Asia and MENA that was held in Ifrane, Morocco at Al Akhawayn University (AUI). Dr. Hyung Joon Yoon organized the conference, serving as the scientific chair and proceedings editor; Dr. Maria Cseh delivered an opening keynote speech titled Transforming Nations and Societies through Lifelong Learning: The Role of Human Resource Development in the Global Context; Dr. Julia Storberg-Walker provided two pre-conference workshops on Writing for Scholarly Publication and Leadership Development through Women's Ways of Knowing and facilitated a conference closing panel on Exploring Contemporary Moroccan Issues and Opportunities with Implications for HRD; Oliver Crocco (doctoral student), Dollaya Hemmapattawe (alumnus), and Dr. Cseh presented on Corporate Universities and Corporation-University Partnerships in Thailand: Complimenting Education in Learning, Leadership, and Change; and Abdulrhman Alanzy (doctoral student) presented on Human Resource Development in Saudi Arabia.