Dr. Shaista E. Khilji
Dr. Shaista E. Khilji
Professor, Human and Organizational Learning
School: Graduate School of Education and Human Development
Department: Human and Organizational Learning, Cross-Disciplinary
Dr. Shaista E. Khilji is the Founding Editor-in-Chief of the South Asian Journal of Business Studies, and Professor of Human and Organizational Learning & International Affairs at the George Washington University, where she teaches graduate level courses on Leadership, Change, and Diversity & Inclusion.
Her research focuses on issues related to Macro Talent Development, Diversity & Inclusion, humanizing organizations/ leadership, and individual experiences with inequality. She has published several articles in tier-1 scholarly journals, including the International Journal of Human Resource Management, Journal of World Business, Human Resource Management Review, and the Journal of Product Innovation Management, and presented more than 50 research papers at various international conferences. Her book, entitled "Globalization, Change and Learning in South Asia", is a representation of diversity of her research.
Prof. Khilji has taught and trained a diverse audience in Hong Kong, Singapore, Russia, United States, Canada, India, Morocco, and Pakistan. Based upon her expertise, she has contributed to many stories published in daily newspapers and magazines.
She 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.
Prof. Khilji has served as a co-principal investigator on a $1 million grant from the US State Department, entitled, "Development in Pakistan through Women's Empowerment". Between 2013-2016, she co-led a partnership between USNA and GW that delivered a Master’s degree in Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) to Navy’s junior officers. She has been leading a partnership with US Coast Guards to educate their leaders since 2014.