Deidra J. Schleicher, the John and Deborah Ganoe Professor of Management, has been named chair of the Department of Management at the Ivy College of Business.
Schleicher has served as a professor of management since the fall of 2018. Prior to joining Iowa State, she served on the faculty of several institutions, most recently at the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University.
“Deidra is an outstanding leader in her field,” said Raisbeck Endowed Dean David Spalding. “She is the past chair of the HR Division of the Academy of Management, the preeminent professional association for management and organization scholars.”
The Academy of Management, Human Resources Division is dedicated to understanding, identifying, and improving the effectiveness of HR practices to facilitate organizational competitiveness nationally or internationally, encourage individual growth and development, and enhance individual performance, work-related attitudes, and well-being.
“Deidra’s experience with the Academy of Management is a benefit to her department and to Ivy business students,” Spalding said.
Schleicher is excited about her new role with the college, which took effect July 1.
“We have several new and exciting strategic priorities we will be working on in the Department of Management, including continuing to elevate our research profile and capitalizing on our expertise in entrepreneurship and human resources,” Schleicher said. “It is a great time for the Ivy College of Business and the Department of Management, and I look forward to taking on this role.”
About Deidra J. Schleicher
- PhD, industrial/organizational psychology, Pennsylvania State University, 1998
- MA, industrial/organizational psychology, Pennsylvania State University, 1996
- BA, psychology, Cornell College (Mount Vernon, Iowa), 1993
Her areas of research and expertise are in talent management systems in organizations, the processes and psychology of performance management, the development of leaders and high potential employees, and employee engagement and other job attitudes.