Meera Alagaraja

Meera Alagaraja

Acting Associate Dean, Office of Innovation and Strategic Partnerships | Associate Professor
Department of Educational Leadership, Evaluation and Organizational Development
Room 347 - College of Education
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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

Teaching Areas

  • Adult Organizational Learning
  • Performance Improvement
  • Integrative Capstone
  • Leadership and Management

Research Interests

Well-being, Strategic HRD, Workforce Development

  • Petrosko, J. M., & Alagaraja, M. (2017). Research suggestions for management, spirituality, religion. Management Research Review, 40(8), 933-952.
  • Shuck, B., Alagaraja, M., Rose, K., Owen, J., Osam, K. & Bergman, M. (2017), The Health-related upside of employee engagement: Exploratory evidence and implications for theory and practice. Performance Improvement Quarterly, 30, 165–178. doi:10.1002/piq.21246 (RA3)

Strategic HRD

  • Alagaraja, M., Egan, T.M, & Woodman, R.W. (2017). Towards an Understanding of HRD⚭Lean Strategy Linkages: A Multi-case Study of Four US Based Firms. Human Resource Development Quarterly, 28(4), 553-592. (RA1). Journal Impact factor: 2.44 - Awarded Richard A Swanson Excellence in Research
  • Alagaraja, M. (2013). Mobilizing organizational alignment through strategic human resource development. Human Resource Development International. 16(1), 74-93. doi: 10.1080/13678868.2012.740794 - Awarded Monica M Lee Research Excellence Award

Workforce Development

  • Alagaraja, M., & Githens, R. P. (2016). Capacity and capability building for national HRD: A multilevel conceptual framework. Human Resource Development Review, 15(1), 77-100. Journal Impact factor: 1.795.
  • Alagaraja, M., & Wilson, K. (2016). The confluence of individual autonomy and collective identity in India A narrative ethnography using an Indian–US sociocultural lens. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 18(1), 26-37.


  • Community based research
  • Qualitative case study
  • Culturally tailored research and teaching

Professional Memberships

  • Member, Academy of Human Resource Development
  • Member, Academy of Management
  • Member, American Educational Research Association
  • Member, International Society for Performance Improvement