Dr. Meghna Sabharwal is a faculty member in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences at UT-Dallas and Assistant Professor in the Public Affairs Program. Her research interests are focused on public human resources management, specifically related to job satisfaction and productivity, workplace diversity, and high-skilled immigration. Her expertise lies in studying these issues with special attention to the scientific enterprise of the United States. She received a two year (2012-2014) NSF grant to study Return migration of academic scientists and engineers from the United States to India.
Dr. Sabharwal received her doctorate in public administration from Arizona State University in 2008. She worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the City College of New York, City University of New York (CUNY) before joining the faculty at the University of Texas at Dallas in fall 2009.
PhD - Arizona State University, Public Administration, 2008
MS - Arizona State University, Agribusiness Management, 2003
BS - Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University, Hyderabad, India, Agriculture, 1998
Human Resource Management
Job satisfaction and productivity
Comparative Human Resources Practices
Courses taught at UTD:
PA 2325: Introduction to Public Service (online)
PA 3333: Human Resources Management
PA 3335: Organizational Behavior
PA 3379: Diversity in the Public Sector
PA 6345: Human Resources Management
PA 6311: Public Management
PA 6319: Special Topics: Diversity in the Public Sector
Sabharwal, Meghna and Evan M. Berman (2013). (Eds.). Public Administration in South Asia: India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan. Taylor and Francis.
(Book review published in Public Administration Review by Gerald Caiden, 73(3), 540-546).
N. Joseph Cayer and Meghna Sabharwal. (2013). Public Personnel Administration (5th Ed.). Birkdale Publishers Inc.
Peer Reviewed Articles
Sabharwal, Meghna. From Glass Ceiling to Glass Cliff: Women in Senior Executive Service. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory (in press) (IF 1.951, 5 year IF- 3.193). Ranked top journal in the field of Public Administration
Sabharwal, Meghna, Imane Hijal-Mograbhi, and Marcene Royster. Preparing Future Public Servants: Role of Diversity in Public Administration. Public Administration Quarterly 38(2).
Sabharwal, Meghna. (2014). Moving beyond diversity management: Organizational inclusion to further performance. Public Personnel Management 43(2) 197-217 (IF 0.326)
Berman, Evan, Meghna Sabharwal, et al. (2013). The Impact of Societal Culture on the Use of Performance Strategies in East Asia: Evidence from a comparative survey. Public Management Review 15(8) 1065-1089. (IF 0.989)
Sabharwal, Meghna, and Iris Geva-May. (2013). Advancing Underrepresented Populations in the Public Sector: Approaches and practices in the Instructional Pipeline. Journal of Public Affairs Education 19(4), 657-679.
Sabharwal, Meghna. (2013). Guest Editor. Introduction: Immigration and its Impact on Human Capital Development. Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis 15(4) 293-296 (IF 0.510)
Sabharwal, Meghna and Qian. Hu. (2013). Participation in University-Based Research Centers: Is it Helping or Hurting Researchers? Research Policy, 42(6-7): 1301-1311. (IF 2.850, 5 year IF- 4.287)
Sabharwal, Meghna. (2013). Comparing Research Productivity Across Disciplines and Career Stages. Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis, 15(2): 141-163. (IF 0.510)
West, Jonathan, Loo-See Beh, and Meghna Sabharwal. (2013). Charting Ethics in Asia-Pacific HRM: Does East Meet West, Ethically? Review of Public Personnel Administration, 33(2): 185-204. (IF 0.900). Won the best paper award for 2013 ROPPA
Sabharwal, Meghna. (2013). Productivity and Leadership Patterns of Female Faculty Members in Public Administration. The Journal of Public Affairs Education, 19(1): 73-96.
Sabharwal, Meghna. (2011). High-Skilled Immigrants: How Satisfied are Foreign-Born Scientists and Engineers Employed at American Universities? Review of Public Personnel Administration, 31(2): 143-170. (IF 0.900).
Sabharwal, Meghna. (2011). Job Satisfaction Patterns of Scientists and Engineers by Status of Birth. Research Policy, 40 (6): 853-863. (IF 2.850, 5 year IF- 4.287)
Corley, Elizabeth A. and Meghna Sabharwal. (2010). Scholarly Collaboration and Productivity Patterns Public Administration: Analyzing Recent Trends. Public Administration, 88(3): 627-648. (IF 1.062)
Sabharwal, Meghna and Elizabeth A. Corley. (2009). Faculty Job Satisfaction across Gender and Discipline. The Social Science Journal, 46(3): 539-556. (IF 0.395, 5 year IF- 0.434)
Relly, Jeannine, and Meghna Sabharwal. (2009). Perceptions of Transparency of Government Policy Making: A Cross-National Study. Government Information Quarterly, 26(1): 148-157. (IF 1.910, 5 year IF- 2.263). Listed as the Most Cited Article in GIQ
Sabharwal, Meghna and Elizabeth A. Corley. (2008). The Categorization of Minority Groups in Academic Science and Engineering. Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering, 14(4): 427-446.
Corley, Elizabeth A. and Meghna Sabharwal. (2007). Foreign-Born Academic Scientists and Engineers: Producing More and Getting Less Than Their U.S.-Born Peers? Research in Higher Education, 48(8), 909-940. (IF 0.935)
Sabharwal, Meghna. (2005). Factors Affecting Persistence Rates among Arizona State University Freshmen and Implications for Policymaking. Perspectives in Public Affairs, 2: 21-33