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Dr Shoshana Dobrow Riza

Assistant Professor of Management


Dr Shoshana Dobrow Riza joined the Employment Relations and Organisational Behaviour Group in 2012 as an Assistant Professor of Management. Her research focuses on the meaning of work, the sense of calling, developmental mentoring networks and careers. She utilizes dynamic, relational, and/or career frameworks and methodologies to understand these phenomena. Dr Dobrow Riza has particular expertise in conducting multi-year longitudinal research.

Dr Dobrow Riza earned her PhD in Organizational Behavior, A.M in Social Psychology, and A.B. in Biological Anthropology from Harvard University. Previously, Dr Dobrow Riza taught at Fordham University's Graduate School of Business Administration and was a visiting scholar at Tel Aviv University's Recanati School of Business.

Research interests

  •  Careers
  •  Meaning of work and callings
  •  Mentorship and developmental networks
  •  Longitudinal research


Recent publications

  • Dobrow, S. R. 2013 “Dynamics of calling: A longitudinal study of musicians.” Journal of Organizational Behavior, 34(4), 431-452
  • Dobrow, S. R. & Tosti-Kharas, J. 2012. “Listen to your heart? Calling and receptivity to career advice.” Journal of Career Assessment,20 (3): 264-280
  • Dobrow, S. R., Chandler, D. E., Murphy, W. M., & Kram, K. E. 2012. “A review of developmental networks: Incorporating a mutuality perspective.” Journal of Management, 38(1): 210-242
  • Dobrow, S. R. & Tosti-Kharas, J. 2011. “Calling: The development of a scale measure.” Personnel Psychology,64(4): 1001-1049
  • Dobrow, S. R., Smith, W. K., & Posner, M. A. 2011. “Managing the grading paradox: Leveraging the power of choice in the classroom.” Academy of Management Learning and Education, 10(2): 261-276
  • Higgins, M. C., Dobrow, S. R., & Roloff, K. S. 2010. “Optimism and the boundarlyess career: The role of developmental relationships.” Journal of Organizational Behavior, 31: 749-769
  • Higgins, M. C., Dobrow, S. R., & Chandler, D. E. 2008. “Never quite good enough: The paradox of sticky developmental relationships for elite university graduates.” Journal of Vocational Behavior, 72(2): 207-224
  • Dobrow, S. R. & Higgins, M. C. 2005. “Developmental networks and professional identity: A longitudinal study.” Career Development International, 10(6/7): 567-583