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 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 she was selected to receive a scholarship
to Japan. She has been a pro-bono HR consultant to nonprofits in SC, NC, 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). 

Articles

The Role of Swift Trust in Virtual Teams and Implications for Human Resource Development (with David McGuire), Advances in Developing Human Resources (2014)
 

Work-related suicide: An analysis of U.S. government reports and recommendations for Human Resource Development, Employee Relations (2014)

http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?articleid=17103114&show=abstract

 

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 (Resubmitted - Accepted pending changes) (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)
 

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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...

 

Books and Book Chapters

Expertise through the HRD lens: Research trends and practical implications (with Robin S. Grenier Ph.D.), The Handbook of Human Resource Development (2014)
 

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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)
 

Service to Journals and Research Conferences

Service to University

Presentations

Perceived Misfits: Turning Employee Psychological Makeups Into Organizational Assets (with Western Carolina University), Academy of Human Resource Development (2015)
 

Invited keynote speaker for the Association Quebequoise pour la Prevention du Suicide. Quebec, Canada. Portrait des Suicides au Travail en France et aux Etats-Unis, Grand Forum de la Prevention du Suicide (2014)

http://www.aqps.info/grandforum/programmation.php#travail

 

The Behavioral Edge of Human Expertise: Grounds for HRD Research, European Academy of Human Resource Development (2014)
 

Popular Press

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Faculty Job Satisfaction, Quoted in the newspaper "Smoky Mountain News" (2013)