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

Faculty, doctoral students, candidates, and alumni from GSEHD's Human and Organizational Learning (HOL) program presented at the Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) international conference in Atlanta, Georgia in February 2020. Dr. Ellen Scully-Russ and Dr.

Dr. Maria Cseh, along with GSEHD alumnus Dr. Oliver (Ozzie) S. Crocco (Ed.D., Human and Organizational Learning) and doctoral student Chilanay Safarli (Human and Organizational Learning) published a chapter entitled, “Teaching for Globalization: Implications for Knowledge Management in Organizations” in M. Fedeli & L. L.

Dr. Maria Cseh conducted two workshops on Conceptualizing Research Studies and Research Design to international graduate students from Ukraine, Syria, Jordan, Pakistan, Morocco, China, and South Africa, studying the University of Pécs in Hungary.

Dr. Maria Cseh published two peer-reviewed chapters in the book Evidence-Based Initiatives for Organizational Change and Development, which is part of the Advances in Business Strategy and Competitive Advantage (ABSCA) Book Series. One chapter was co-authored with GSEHD alumna Dr. Beatriz Coningham (Ed.D., Human and Organizational Learning) entitled "Culturally-informed evidence-based organizational change and development through the lens of complexity theory" and the other with Dr. John Baaki from Old Dominion University entitled, "Creating a business unit within a large sports and entertainment organization’s theater operation: Reflections on the change process."

GSEHD faculty, doctoral students, candidates, and alumni from the Human and Organizational Learning Program presented papers/posters and received several awards at the 2019 Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) International Research Conference in Louisville, Kentucky. GSEHD alumna Dr. Malikah Abdullah Alturki received the Esworthy Malcolm S. Knowles Dissertation of the Year award for her dissertation, “The Entrepreneurial Learning Processes of Saudi Women Entrepreneurs: A Grounded Theory.” Her dissertation chair was Dr. Maria Cseh. Dr. Julia Storberg-Walker and Randal Joy Thompson received the R. Wayne Pace HRD Book of the Year award for their book, Leadership and Power in International Development: Navigating the Intersections of Gender, Culture, Context, and Sustainability. Doctoral candidate Maryanne Elliott and her colleagues Brad Shuck, Meera Alagaraja and Dr. Denise Cumberland from the University of Louisville won a Cutting Edge Award for their conference paper, “Compassionate Leader Behavior: An Emerging Framework for Consideration.” See all the awards and presentations by the HOL participants.