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Siham Lekchiri

Siham Lekchiri

Associate Professor

College of Education and Allied Professions

Human Services

Contact Information

Phone: 828.227.2493
Office: 214 C Killian Building


<b>Siham Lekchiri, Ph.D.</b><br>Siham Lekchiri, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor and Director of the MS program in 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 a M.S. in Human Resource Development from Indiana State University. She also completed her dissertation to earn her Ph.D. from Indiana State University Consortium in Technology Management with an emphasis on Human Resource Development and Industrial Training. Prior to starting in academia, Dr. Lekchiri was a Human Resources Consultant in Morocco; she has worked on numerous consulting projects in Morocco, Mali and Senegal.


  • Ph D, Indiana State University, Technology Management
  • MS, Indiana State University, Human Resources Development
  • BS, Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco, Business Administration

Teaching Interests

Dr. Lekchiri’s teaching background includes courses in strategic HRD, Talent Acquisition and Retention, HR Consulting, Research in HR, among others.

Research Interests

Dr. Lekchiri's research interest is focused on the challenges faced by women in male-dominated industries, environments and cultures.

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