Department of Human Services
Office Address: 1 University Drive, 91 Killian Building Lane, Room 214
Siham Lekchiri joined the Human Services Department Faculty as an Assistant Professor of Human Resources at Western Carolina University. She earned a B.S. in Business Administration with a major in Management and a minor in HRD from Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane (Morocco), and she has an M.S. in Human Resource Development from Indiana State Universtiy. She earned her Ph.D from Indiana State University Consortium in Technology Management with an emphasis on Human Resource Development and Industrial Training. Siham’s teaching background includes courses in strategic HRD, organizational development, consulting and coaching, career development and employee appraisals, and safety for HRD.
Siham is currently working on a global research project collecting data on managerial effectiveness in Morocco; her research findings will be compared to findings in other countries. She is also interested in researching the challenges and strategies that face females in the workforce in male dominant countries.
Prior to starting in academia, Siham was a Human Resources Consultant in Morocco; she has worked on numerous consulting projects in Morocco, Mali and Senegal. Siham enjoys traveling, and solo and choir singing.
Lekchiri, S., Eversole, B., Hamlin, R., & Crowder, C. (2017). Perceived managerial and leadership behaviors within a Moroccan higher education institution. Human Resource Development International (In Review).
Eversole, B., Lekchiri, S., & Hamlin, R. (2017). A Cross-Nation Study of Perceived Managerial and Leadership Effectiveness within Moroccan, French & Hungarian Higher Education Institutions (Work-in-Progress).
Lekchiri, S. (2017). Perceived managerial and leadership behaviors within a Moroccan higher education institution (Order No. 10261480). Available from Dissertations & Theses @ Indiana State University; ProQuest Dissertations & Theses A&I. (1914910961). Retrieved from https://ezproxy.indstate.edu/login?url=https://search-proquest-com.ezproxy.indstate.edu/docview/1914910961?accountid=11592
Lekchiri, S. (2017). Global human resource development: regional and country perspectives - a book review. European Journal of Training and Development, 41(5), pp.485-488.
Eversole, B.A.W., Crowder, C.L., Lekchiri, S., Clark, A., & Zimmerman, T.S. (2015). Mothering and professing in the ivory tower: Supporting graduate student mothers. Journal of the Motherhood Initiative.
Lekchiri.s. (2015). The impact of technology on workforce development. The Association of Technology, Management & Applied Engineering, White Papers. (Awarded Top White Paper in 2015). Available at: http://www.atmae.org/?page=WhitePapers
Peer-Reviewed Conference Presentations:
Lekchiri, S., Eversole, B. & Hamlin, R. (2017). Managerial Efficacy from a Moroccan Perspective in the Higher Education Sector. Proceedings from the 2017 UFHRD Conference. Lisbon, Portugal: UFHRD.
Lekchiri, S., Eversole, B. (2017). Perceived Managerial Efficacy in a Moroccan Higher Education Institution. Poster Presentation from the 2017 Academy of Human Resource Development Conference. San Antonio, TX: AHRD.
Lekchiri, S., Eversole, B. & Hamlin, R. (2016). Perceived Managerial Efficacy in Moroccan Higher Ed Institutions- A Literature Review. Proceedings from the 2016 Academy of Human Resource Development Conference Asia & MENA. Ifrane, Morocco: AHRD.
Lekchiri, S., Moler, P. (2016). Exploring the Appropriateness of Performance Management Models in Hospital Settings- A Review of Literature. Proceedings from the 2016 Academy of Human Resource Development Conference Asia & MENA. Ifrane, Morocco: AHRD.
Lekchiri, S., Eversole, B.A.W., & Graham, C. M. (2015). Behavioral Indicators of Perceived Managerial Efficacy in Moroccan Private and Public Sector Organizations. Proceedings from the 2015 Academy of Human Resource Development Conference. St. Louis, MO: AHRD.
Lekchiri, S. & Graham, C. M. (2014). Identifying Communication as a Critical Aspect of Intercultural Training and Development. Proceedings from the 2014 Academy of Human Resource Development Conference. Houston, TX: AHRD.