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Malarvizhi Hirudayaraj

Associate Professor
Department of International Hospitality and Service Innovation
Saunders College of Business

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Malarvizhi Hirudayaraj

Associate Professor
Department of International Hospitality and Service Innovation
Saunders College of Business

Education

BA, Fatima College (Trinidad and Tobago); B.Ed., Madurai Kamaraj University (India); MA, Stella Maris College (India); M.Phil., University of Madras (India); Ph.D., Southern Illinois University

Currently Teaching

HRDE-742
3 Credits
Major change initiatives within organizations fail because of lack of understanding of the process of change and the lack of deliberate and focused attention to the change process. This course teaches students the change process and the alterations required in structures, processes, and activities to effectively implement change initiatives within organizations. The components of this course include applied approaches and tools to help analyze barriers for change, leverage power and influence, and provide frameworks to plan and implement change.
HRDE-712
3 Credits
This course provides individuals with a framework needed to successfully analyze performance and design learning interventions that drive performance improvements in an organization. Students will examine performance measurement, adult learning principles, and learning styles as well as best practices in organizational learning, employee development, and alternative delivery strategies. Additionally, students will identify how to link learning initiatives with strategy and gain commitment to those initiatives from senior leaders.
HRDE-720
3 Credits
As organizations undergo continual change, HR leaders play a pivotal role enabling their organizations to anticipate, plan, and profit from change. This course introduces the student to theories and practices of organization development and change leadership. Such leadership requires competencies of identifying and framing challenges, consulting with clients, researching solutions, creating, implementing, and evaluating action plans. Through study, practice, and application, students will gain knowledge and skills to foster change, innovation, and the adaptability of an organization.
HRDE-765
3 Credits
As strategic partners in global workforce development, human resource development professionals guide organizations to build and maintain a diverse workforce. Diversity and inclusion exploit the natural synergies of a multicultural workforce. This course will examine dimensions of diversity beyond race, ethnicity, and gender and create opportunities to develop an understanding about how these dimensions intersect and play out in the workplace. The purpose of this course is to provide HRD professionals the knowledge required to manage these dynamics in an organizational setting and lead initiatives that will create and maintain an inclusive workplace. Project work will allow for the in-depth ability to assess the current state of diversity within a defined organization, conduct research and benchmarking to build a diverse workforce, and develop a diversity strategic plan with an on-going evaluation component to assess the success of diversity initiatives.
HRDE-795
0 Credits
A written comprehensive exam is one of the non-thesis methodologies for completion of the MS degree. Students will demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of the theories and foundation principles. This course will include a review of the main concepts of each of the core subjects. Completion of all HRDE core and required courses required. Students must receive a passing grade of at least 80 percent to be successful. Students will have one additional opportunity to pass this examination if their initial attempt results in a failing grade.
HRDE-799
1 - 3 Credits
This course provides for independent study or research activity in subject matter areas not included in any existing course in the degree program, but having specialized value to students. Proposals approved by a supervising faculty member and the program chairperson are required prior to registration. This course may be taken more than once.
HRDE-798
1 - 6 Credits
A thesis is based on experimental evidence obtained by the candidate in an appropriate topic demonstrating the extension of theory into practice. A written proposal which is defended and authorized by the faculty adviser/committee followed by a formal written thesis and oral presentation of findings are required. Typically the candidate will have completed research methods, data analysis and graduate writing strategies prior to enrolling in this course and will start the thesis process as soon as they have completed these courses to allow them to finish the thesis when they have finished their coursework. The candidate must obtain the approval of their graduate adviser who will guide the thesis before registering for this course.
HRDE-722
3 Credits
This course provides skills to develop, retain, and engage the best available talent required for current and future success. Students examine benchmark practices from all industry types to derive effective strategies for their own organizations, develop a human capital strategy development, and complete an integrated set of projects to implement selected components of the strategy.

Select Scholarship

Journal Paper
Hirudayaraj, Malar and Rose Baker. "HRD Competencies: Analysis of Employer Expectations from Online Job Postings." European Journal of Training and Development 42. 9 (2018): 577-596. Print.
Chaudhari, Sanghamitra, Malar Hirudayaraj, and Alexander Ardichvilli. "Borrow or Grow: An Overview of Talent Development Practices in Indian IT Organizations." Advances in Developing Human Resources 20. 4 (2018): 460-478. Print.
Niu, Yuanlu, et al. "Lookism in the Chinese Nursing Industry: A Content Analysis of Online Recruitment Advertisements." Journal of Asia Pacific Business 19. 2 (2018): 96-113. Print.
Hirudayaraj, Malar and Gary McLean. "First-generation College Graduates: A Phenomenological Exploration of their Transition Experiences into the Corporate Sector." European Journal of Training and Development 42. 1/2 (2018): 91-109. Print.
Kaufman, Jeffery, Malar Hirudayaraj, and Barbara Hagler. "Teaching Professional Networking: Students Building Contacts Outside the Classroom." Online Journal for Workforce Education and Development 1. 8 (2015): 1-22. Web.
Hirudayaraj, Malar. "First-Generation Students in Higher Education: Issues of Employability in a Knowledge Based Economy." Online Journal for Workforce Education and Development 5. 3 (2012): 1-10. Web.
Book Chapter
Hirudayaraj, Malar and Priyanka Doshi. "Role of Education in Developing Women Leaders in India." Indian Women in Leadership. Ed. Rajashi Ghosh and Gary McLean. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. 91-108. Print.
Hirudayaraj, Malar. "First-generation Graduates: Challenges in Transitioning into Employment." On the Borders of the Academy: Challenges and Strategies for First-generation Graduate Students and Faculty. Ed. Alecea Ritter Standlee. Syracuse, New York: Syracuse University Press, 2018. 193-215. Print.
Hirudayaraj, Malar. "First-generation Graduates: Challenges in Transitioning into Graduate Level Employment." On the Borders of the Academy: Challenges and Strategies for First Generation Graduate Students and Faculty. Ed. Dr. Alecea Standlee. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Graduate School Press, 2015. forthcoming. Print.
Published Conference Proceedings
Bradley-Brown, Chanty and Malar Hirudayaraj. "Career Transition and Development of Female Veterans within Corporate America." Proceedings of the AHRD- Academy of Human Resource Development, Feb 19-22, St.Louis, MO. Ed. Jason Matson; Kori Whitener Fellows. St. Paul, Minnesota: AHRD, 2015. Web.