Arpita Ghosh

School of Education - Educational Psychology
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Educational Psychology, Specialization in Counseling Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Primary office:
Joseph R. Pearson Hall
Room 624
University of Kansas
1122 West Campus Road
Lawrence, Kansas 66045


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, including women, racial/ethnic minorities, and military veterans. She is particularly interested in how veterans make post-military transitions into higher education in addition to their academic and career development. She is currently pursuing licensure in Kansas.


Ph.D., Educational Psychology, Specialization in Counseling Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

M.A., Community Counseling, Loyola University Chicago

B.S., Psychology, Loyola University Chicago

Research Interests

  • 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

Selected Publications

Ghosh, A. & Fouad, N. A. (2018). Career adaptability and occupational engagement of student veterans. The Career Development Quarterly, 66(2), 182-188.

Santana, M. C., & Ghosh, A. (2018). Investigating the psychometric properties of the Supervision Utilization Rating Form. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 12(2), 113-117.

Ghosh, A. Rieder Bennett, S. L., & Martin, J. K. (2018). Use of the Counseling Center Assessment of Psychological Symptoms 62 (CCAPS-62) as a repeated measure. Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 32(2), 151-162.

Ghosh, A. & Fouad, N. A. (2017). Career adaptability and social support among graduating college seniors. The Career Development Quarterly, 65(3), 278-283. DOI:10.1002/cdq.12098

Fouad, N. A., Santana, M. & Ghosh, A. (2017). Empirical influence of the Multicultural Guidelines: A brief report. Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology, 23(4), 583-587. DOI:10.1037/cdp0000136

Ghosh, A. & Fouad, N. A. (2016). Asian parent-child dyads: Examining family influence on career development. Journal of career Assessment, 24(2), 318-332. DOI:1177/1069072715580417

Fouad, N. A., Ghosh, A. Chang, W. Figueirdo, C. & Bachhuber, T. (2016). Career exploration among college students. Journal of College Student Development, 57(4), 459-463. DOI:10.1353/csd.2016.0047

Ghosh, A. & Fouad, N. A. (2016). Career transitions of student veterans. Journal of career Assessment, 24(1), 99-111. DOI:10.1177/1069072714568752

Fouad, N. A., Kim, S. Ghosh, A. Chang, W. & Figueirdo, C. (2016). Family influence on career decision making: Validation in India and the US. Journal of Career Assessment, 24(1), 197-212. DOI:10.1177/1069072714565782

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Selected Presentations

Ghosh, A. Kessler, M. Heyman, K. Carbonelli, M. Opelt, B. & Fouad, N. A. (12/31/2018). Military Veterans' transitions into postsecondary education. Poster session at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association.

Santana, M. Fouad, N. A. & Ghosh, A. . (12/31/2017). Disparities of race and gender in college major fields: A 30 year review. Poster session at the biannual National Multicultural Conference and Summit .

Ghosh, A. & Byom, L. . (12/31/2017). Educational transitions: Considerations for veterans with traumatic brain injury. Poster session at the annual Madison VA Research Week .

Ghosh, A. & Opelt, B. . (12/31/2017). Student veterans transitioning into higher education: Implications for their career choices. Paper presentation at the annual Student Veterans of America National Conference .

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Selected Awards & Honors

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