Marie-Line 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 Career Development International and has been a reviewer for The Journal of International Business Studies and an adhoc 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). 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).
Facilitating learning in the workplace: Lessons learned from the lectores in pre-war cigar factories and implications for Human Resources (with Robin S. Grenier Ph.D.), Journal of Workplace Learning (UNDER REVIEW) (2013)
The Role of Self-Efficacy in Recruiting and Retaining Women in Male-Dominated Occupations: The Case of Women Pilots, European Journal of Training and Development (Accepted pending revisions) (2013)
Work-related suicide: An analysis of U.S. government reports and recommendations for Human Resource Development, Employee Relations (manuscript accepted pending minor revisions) (2013)
Our Inexpert Judgment of Expertise, Training & Development (2012)
This article is about Germain's Generalized Expertise Measure (GEM). It refers to Germain and Tejeda's...
Women Employed in Male-Dominated Industries: Lessons Learned from Female Aircraft Pilots, Pilots-in-Training and Mixed-gender Flight Instructors, Human Resource Development International (2012)
Contributions to Books
Expertise through the HRD lens: Research trends and practical implications (with Robin S. Grenier Ph.D.), The Handbook of Human Resource Development (2014)
Mentoring and Identity Development: The Role of Self-Determination (with Terri A. Scandura), Supporting Women's Career Advancement: Challenges and Opportunities (2005)
Issues of Competencies and Ethics in Research. In Crossing Frontiers in Research Methods, Crossing Frontiers between Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods (2004)
Work-related Suicides in France and in the United States: An Analysis of Government Agency Reports And Implications for Human Resources, Eastern Academy of Management (2013)
The Role of Self-Efficacy in Recruiting and Retaining Women in Male-Dominated Occupations: The Case of Women Pilots, Academy of Human Resource Development (2013)
Work-related suicide: An analysis of U.S. government reports and recommendations for Human Resource Development, Academy of Human Resource Development (2013)
Social Media in the Workplace and Implications for HRD professionals (with C Akers, A Locklear, and F Rafi), Academy of Human Resource Development Conference (2012)