Dr. Meghna Virick
Meghna Virick is the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs and Professor of Management at San Jose State University, specializing in Human Resource Management. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Arlington, a Masters in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from XLRI, India, and an MBA from Texas Christian University. Dr. Virick has worked in Human Resources in multiple organizations for six years before joining academia.
Currently, Dr. Virick is the Principal Investigator and Research Director of the SJSU Solar Workforce Project. This project is part of the SolarTech Workforce Innovations Collaborative and is aimed at helping develop the solar industry labor force. In the past, Dr. Virick served as Research Director of the North Texas Technology Council (NTTC), a non-profit organization and conducted surveys of former high-tech employees that have been topic of numerous stories in print and broadcast media. Additionally, she continues to conduct research on unemployed workers in California.
Dr. Virick's primary area of research is in the area of unemployment and underemployment. She also conducts research on HR practices and employment related issues such as staffing, succession planning, and diversity - with a focus on women and older workers. She also has an interest in understanding how technology has led to the emergence of distributed work arrangements such as telework. Her work has been published in journals as the Human Relations, Human Resource Management Journal, Social Justice Research, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Human Resource Management Review.