Ross Mecham has been named assistant director of organizational development in the Department of Human Resources at Virginia Tech.

Mecham is responsible for contributing to the research-based design, development, delivery, assessment, and outsourcing of new and existing leadership, management, and employee development opportunities for faculty and staff.

Prior to joining the University Organizational and Professional Development, Mecham taught executive education classes in strategic planning, emotional intelligence, leadership, team work, and problem solving in the Pamplin College of Business’s Department of Management and Professional Development.

Before coming to Virginia Tech, Mecham worked for the Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro, N.C., from 1998 to 2006. He also has development experience and previously worked for the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art and the Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, both in Winston-Salem, N.C. He has authored articles in several journal publications and recently penned a chapter in the Oxford Handbook of Recruitment.

Mecham is a member of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and the Academy of Management.

Mecham received a bachelor's degree in psychology from Appalachian State University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He is currently working on his Ph.D. in managerial sciences at Virginia Tech.

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