Arpita Ghosh is an Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology in the Department of Educational Psychology. She earned degrees from Loyola University Chicago (B.S., 2007; M.A., 2009) and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Ph.D., 2014). She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the University of Akron Counseling and Testing Center. Prior to KU, Dr. Ghosh completed a clinical fellowship at Marquette University Counseling Center (2014-2015) and a research fellowship at the Madison VA Hospital and University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Women's Health Research (2015-2018).
She teaches graduate courses in vocational psychology, career development, and diagnosis. Dr. Ghosh's Career Development in Context Lab focuses on how context (e.g., race/ethnicity, gender) shapes the career decisions of underrepresented groups, specifically U.S. military veterans. She is interested in the individual and contextual factors that inform veterans' academic and career development in higher education and the civilian workforce. She is currently pursuing licensure as a psychologist in Kansas.
- Mechanisms by which contextual factors shape career decisions of underrepresented groups, particularly racial/ethnic minorities, women, and military veterans
- Academic and career development of student Veterans
- Culturally responsive theory and clinical practice to understand career transitions