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Organizational Learning and Performance

Idaho State University’s Department of Organizational Learning and Performance prepares professionals to identify and diagnose individual and organizational needs and to create, implement, and evaluate learning and other development and performance improvement interventions.

Chris Hanson

New Faculty

Melika Shirmohammadi, Ph.D.

Dr. Melika Shirmohammadi has recently joined the OLP department at ISU as a new assistant professor. Melika has earned her Ph.D. degree from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas in Human Resource Development. She has a master’s degree in Human Resource Management and a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration. Melika has worked as an instructional designer and researcher for four years at different organizations including banks, industrial companies, education and language institutions. 

Melika’s research interests include Career Development (specifically work-family interface, careers immigrants, academics, and women) and Training and Development (specifically developing emotional intelligence). Her work has appeared in high impact journals such as Journal of Vocational Behavior, Applied Psychology: An International Review, Human Resource Development Review among others. Her research productivity was recognized by the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University through a very competitive Strategic Research Fellowship Award for four consecutive years. Her research has been funded by the College of Education & Human Development at Texas A&M University, and Academy of Human Resource Development.

Melika teaches “OLP4401 Foundations of Human Resource Development” and “OLP 3331 Leadership Theories and Models” in Fall 2018 and “OLP4499 Career Development” and “OLP4450 Principles of Adult Education” in Spring of 2019.

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