Ann Herd

Ann Herd

Clinical Associate Professor, Organizational Leadership and Learning
Top 4 Faculty Favorite, University of Louisville
Department of Educational Leadership, Evaluation and Organizational Development
Room 328 - College of Education and Human Development
Office: 502-852-0606
Cell: 502-417-6252


Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Industrial/Organizational Psychology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • BA, Psychology, Minor, Economics, University of Kentucky

Teaching Areas

  • Graduate and Undergraduate Courses taught include: Leadership, Global Human Resource Development, Organizational Behavior, Strategic Human Resource Management, Coaching and Talent Management, Talent Acquisition and Management, Performance Management and Total Rewards, Supporting Organizational Change, Adult Learning and Diversity, Labor Relations, Business Ethics, Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Principles of Management, Statistics for Business, Research Methods

Research Interests

  • Leadership Assessment and Development: Assessment Centers; Leadership Selection; Military Leadership Selection and Development; Executive Coaching
  • Global Leadership Assessment and Development: Cross-Cultural Leadership; Comparative Leadership; Study Abroad; Staff Ride
  • Coaching: Executive Coaching; Managerial Coaching; Assessment-Based Coaching
  • Military Transitions: Transition Processes; Career Adaptability; Career Identity; Warrior Identity; Military Transition Challenges
  • Strategic Human Resources: Strategic Human Resource Development Alignment Index (Survey Instrument)


  • Emprical: Quantitative
  • Empirical: Qualitative

Selected Honors

  • Cutting Edge Award, Academy of Human Resource Development, 2021
  • Student Champion Award, University of Louisville, 2021
  • SHRM Pinnacle Award, Lead Survey Designer and Analyst, Better Workplaces Better World Survey, 2020
  • Nystrand-Offut Scholar, Nystrand Center of Excellence in Education, University of Louisville, 2017
  • Best Scholarly Journal Issue Award, Contributing Article, Academy of Human Resource Development, 2017
  • Excellence in Scholarly Practice Award, Academy of Human Resource Development, 2016
  • Outstanding Research Paper, Association of Leadership Educators, 2016
  • Faculty Favorite Award, University of Louisville, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Selected Publications

  • Alagaraja, M., & Herd, A. M. (2021). Understanding multi-level learning in organizations: A Comparison of key perspectives in learning organization and lean strategy implementation. Performance Improvement Quarterly.
  • Bergman, M., Herd, A. M., & Green, E. (2020). The use of prior learning assessment for enhanced military-to-civilian transition outcomes. New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 166, 37-50. DOI:10.1002/ace.20382
  • Stull, F., Herd, A. M., & Kirchner, M. (2020). Challenges faced by transitioning military service members: Voices of military transition counselors. Journal of Military Learning, 36-56.
  • Herd, A. M., & Lowe, K. (2020). Cross-cultural comparative leadership studies: A critical look to the future. In Osland, J. & Szkudlarek, B. (Eds.), SAGE Handbook of Contemporary Cross-Cultural Management. Sage Publications, pp. 357 – 398 (41 pages).
  • Kirchner, M., & Herd, A. M. (2020). Supporting the National Guard and Reservists: Employer best practices for Reserve Component employee talent. In Ainspan, N. D., & Saboe, K. N. (Eds.), How to hire and retain military veterans: A guidebook for business leaders and human resource professionals. Oxford University Press.
  • Herd, A. M., Cumberland, Lovely, W., & Bird, A. (2018). The use of assessment center methodology to develop students’ global leadership competencies: A conceptual framework and applied example. Advances in Global Leadership, 11, 175-196.
  • Herd, A. M., Shuck, B., & Githens, R. (2018). Strategic human resource development alignment from the employee’s perspective: Initial development and proposition testing of a measure. Performance Improvement Quarterly 31(3), 269-291. DOI: 10.1002/piq.21266
  • Feyerabend, R., Herd, A. M., & Choi, N. (2018). Job satisfaction and turnover intentions among Indian call center agents: Exploring the role of emotional intelligence. The Psychologist-Manager Journal, 21(2), 106-129. DOI: 10.1037/mgr0000071
  • Fluhr, S., Choi, N., Herd, A. M., Woo, H., & Alagaraja, M. (2017). Gender, career and technical education (CTE) nontraditional coursetaking, and wage gaps. The High School Journal, 100(3), 166-182.
  • Ingle, W. K., Willis, C., & Herd, A. M. (2017). Defining "comparable": An analysis of reduction in force provisions in Ohio school districts. Journal of School Leadership, 27(1), 68-93.
  • Bergman, M., & Herd, A. M. (2017). Proven leadership = College credit: Enhancing employability of transitioning military members through prior learning assessment. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 19(1), 78-87. DOI: 10.1177/1523422316682949
  • Rose, K., Herd, A. M., & Palacio, S. (2017). Organizational citizenship behavior: An exploration of one aspect of cultural adjustment faced by US Amy Soldiers transitioning from military to civilian careers. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 19(1), 14-24. DOI: 10.1177/1523422316682734
  • Hoert, J., Herd, A. M., & Hambrick, M. (2016). The role of leadership support for health promotion in employee wellness program participation, perceived job stress, and health behaviors. American Journal of Health Promotion, 1-8. DOI: 10.1177/0890117116677798
  • Cumberland, D. M., Herd, A., Alagaraja, M., & Kerrick, S. A. (2016). Assessment and development of global leadership competencies in the workplace: A review of literature. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 18(3), 301-317. DOI: 1523422316645883.
  • Herd, A. M., Adams-Pope, B., Bowers, A., & Sims, B. (2016). Finding what works: Leadership competencies for the changing healthcare environment. Journal of Leadership Education, 15(4) 217-233. DOI: 1012806/V15/I4/C2
  • Herd, A. M. (2015). The case of not enough time: Using GROW and motivational interviewing coaching frameworks. New Horizons in Adult Education and Human Resource Development, 27(3), 47-49. DOI: 10.1002/nha3.20110
  • Herd, A. M., Alagaraja, M., & Cumberland, D. M. (2015). Assessing global leadership competencies: The critical role of assessment center methodology. Human Resource Development International, 19(1), 27-43. DOI: 10.1080/13678868.2015.1072125
  • Shuck, B., and Herd, A. (2012). Employee engagement and leadership: Exploring the convergence of two frameworks, and implications for leadership development. Human Resource Development Review, 11, 156-181.
  • Cumberland, D., and Herd, A. (2011). Organizational culture: Validating a Five Windows qualitative cultural assessment tool with a small franchise restaurant case study. Organization Development Journal, 20, 11-23.
  • Herd, A. M. & Russell, J.E.A. (2010). Coaching tools and techniques: What’s in your toolbox? In Hernez-Broome, G. & Boyce, L. A. (Eds.). Advancing executive coaching: Ingredients for successful leadership coaching. SIOP Professional Practice Series: Wiley.
  • Herd, A.M. (2009). Recruiter Survey Evaluation Report (United States Army Research Office Scientific Services Program Research Report TCN 07307, Contract W911NF-07-D-0001). Fort Knox, KY: United States Army Accessions Command G-2, Center for Accessions Research. (121 pages)
  • Herd, A. M. & Boyce, L. A. (2009). Future Soldier Survey Questionnaire Evaluation (United States Army Research Office Scientific Services Program Research Report TCN 07307, Contract W911NF-07-D-0001). Fort Knox, KY: United States Army Accessions Command G-2, Center for Accessions Research. (741 pages)
  • Herd, A. M. (2007). Validity of a Scholarship Applicant Questionnaire and Other Measures for Predicting Cadet Retention in the Reserve Officer Training Corps Program (United States Army Research Office Scientific Services Program Research Report TCN05224, DAAD19-02-D-0001). Fort Knox, KY: United States Army Center for Accessions Research.
  • Gurley, K. & Herd, A. (2009). Differences in inclusion need orientation of students from an Historically Black University versus Predominately White Institutions. Journal of College Orientation and Transition, 17 (1).
  • Boyce, L.A. & Herd, A.M. (2003). The relationship between gender role stereotypes and requisite military leadership characteristics. Sex Roles, 49, 365-378.