Meera Alagaraja

Meera Alagaraja
Assistant Professor, and Co-coordinator for the OLL Degree Program
Department of Educational Leadership, Evaluation and Organizational Development
Room 347 - College of Education
502-852-0617
m0alag01 @ louisville.edu

Dr. Alagaraja's curriculum vitae [PDF]

Educational Background

  • PhD, Educational Human Resource Development, Texas A&M; University, 2010
  • MS, Human Resource Development, Texas A&M; University, 2002
  • MA, Personnel Management and Industrial Relations, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kochi, India, 1994
  • BA, Chemistry, St. Teresa's College, Kochi, India, 1991

Research Interests

  • Theory building in HRM and HRD disciplines
  • Human impact of modern working practices
  • Training and Development
  • E-Learning
  • Qualitative and Quantitative research methods

Honors & Awards

  • Selected for Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, 2009-2010
  • Awarded the Eppright Outstanding International Student Award of Texas A&M; University, 2009-2010
  • Awarded the Goodman Fellowship Student Award of Texas A&M; University, 2009-2010
  • Awarded Academic Scholarship for Fall 2009 and Spring 2010

Professional Memberships

  • Member, Academy of Human Resource Development
  • Member, Academy of Management
  • Member, Kappa delta Pi

Selected Publications

  • Alagaraja, M. (2013). Mobilizing organizational alignment through strategic human resource development. Human Resource Development International. 16 (1), 74-93.
  • Alagaraja, M. (2013). HRM and HRD perspectives on organizational performance. Human Resource Development Review. 12, 117-143.
  • Alagaraja, M. (2013). The Strategic Value and Transaction Effectiveness of HRD: A Qualitative Study of Internal Customer Perspectives, European Journal of Training and Development. 37 (5), 436-453.
  • Alagaraja, M., & Egan, T.M. (2013). The strategic value of HRD in strategy implementation. Human Resource Development Quarterly, 24(1), 1–27. Impact factor: 0.843
  • Feature article for the issue with an invited reaction from a senior scholar in the field

  • Alagaraja, M & Wang, J. (2012). Development of national human resource development strategy: Cases of India and China. Human Resource Development Review, 11: 407-429.
  • Feature article for the issue with an invited reaction from a senior scholar in the field

  • Alagaraja, M & Wang, J. (2012). Reflections on the Invited Response: Dominant themes in current NHRD research. Human Resource Development Review, 11: 437-442.
  • Alagaraja, M. (2012). National human resource development in practice: An interview with M. V. Subbiah. Human Resource Development International, 15(4): 515-52.
  • Alagaraja, M. (2010). Lean thinking principles as applied to the education environment. International Journal of Human Resources Development, 10, 51-62.
  • Lindner, J. R., Dooley, K. E., Dooley, L.M., & Alagaraja, M. (2004). Behaviorally anchored competencies: Evaluation tool for training via distance. Human Resources Development International, 7(3), 315 – 332.
  • Alagaraja, M., & Dooley, L. M. (2003). Origins and historical influences on human resource development: A global perspective. Human Resource Development Review, 2(1), 82-96.