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Marie Germain, Ph.D.

Marie Germain’s Ph.D. is in Leadership with a specialization in Human Resource Development. Her research interests include leadership, organizational psychology, and human resource development, with a specific focus on the concept of human expertise. She has authored several manuscripts presented at national and international conferences and has published book chapters and research articles in peer-reviewed journals such as Human Resource Development Quarterly, Human Resource Development Review, Human Resource Development International, Performance Improvement Quarterly, Advances in Developing Human Resources, etc. Dr. Germain is a current review board member for the journal Career Development International and for the Mentoring and Coaching in Education journal. She was a reviewer for The Journal of International Business Studies and is an ad-hoc reviewer for half a dozen peer-reviewed journals. She is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Psychological Association, the Academy of Management, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, the Academy of Human Resource Development and the Southern Management Association, and has been the recipient of several national grants and research awards (including the national and competitive "Dissertation of the Year Award" from AHRD) and several reviewer awards. She is an assistant professor of Human Resources and Leadership at Western Carolina University (The University of North Carolina). In 2014, she was a visiting professor at a Helsinki, Finland university and was a scholar in Japan through the Japan Studies Institute. She has She has presented her research at international conferences (India, The Netherlands, Brazil, France, Canada, Peru, and Australia). She has been a pro-bono HR consultant to nonprofits in SC, NC, TN, and VA since 2011. She is the current Book Review Editor for the European Journal of Training and Development. Before her career in academia, Dr. Germain was a marketing manager for the 2nd largest timeshare exchange company in the U.S. Her hobbies include dancing 1920s Charleston and flying single-engine airplanes (private pilot license). She is a Fulbright grant recipient from the U.S. Department of State.

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School of Advanced Studies