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Malarvizhi Hirudayaraj

Associate Professor

Department of Management
Saunders College of Business

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Malarvizhi Hirudayaraj

Associate Professor

Department of Management
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

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.

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-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.
SERQ-740
3 Credits
Achieving competitive advantage in today’s world demands that organizations know how to innovate, and do so not once, but repeatedly. Creativity, rapid learning through continuous improvement, and the ability to turn ideas into action, products, processes and services are crucial. How do leaders foster and sustain a culture of innovation? What unique competencies and skills do you need as a leader and what skills do your teams need? How is managing an innovation team different than managing other kinds of teams within an organization? Through this course, service leadership students will leverage and build on their growing knowledge about innovation, the individual and group skills required for innovating gained in SERQ-712. Students will gain deeper insights into innovation leadership requirements for creating, managing and curating a thriving environment in which cutting edge ideas are encouraged, born and grown. Open to students in the service leadership and innovation MS program and non-majors on a space available basis with department permission.
ENGT-300
1 Credits
Taught in a workshop format, this course provides an opportunity for undergraduate CET students to enhance their emotional intelligence, through assessment and if necessary, modification of personality traits and development of interaction skills. This course prepares students for success in the workplace, teaching those skills that enhance the ability to interact effectively and work harmoniously within the workplace. Students may enroll prior to working in a co-op position and/or prior to graduation and seeking employment.
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.