Faculty: Lynne Richer, MA, EdD

Lynne E. Richer, EdD

Lynne D. Richer, MA, EdD

Teaching Faculty, Organizational and Leadership Psychology Department

Senior Associate Director of Field Placement, Organizational and Leadership Psychology Department

Degree Major/Emphasis Institution
EdD Leadership and Development, Human Resources Boston University
MA Human Resource Development American International College
BA Education University of Massachusetts


  • Process Consultation and Facilitation (LP761)
  • Organizational Assessment and Intervention (LP728)
  • Organization Development and Change (LP736)
  • Consulting Skills (OP620)
  • Advanced Leadership Seminar – PsyD (multi-levels)
  • Leadership Practicums/Internships – PsyD (multi-levels)
  • Field Placement (FP734/735)

Research and Practice Interests

  • Executive Coaching
  • Emotional intelligence in the workplace
  • Global team effectiveness and development
  • Cultural integration - post-merger or acquisition
  • Human Resource strategy
  • Corporate Learning and Development strategy and methods

Professional Licenses and Certifications

  • Executive Coaching Certification
  • Hogan Assessment - Interpretation and coaching
  • Emotional and Social Competency Inventory (ESCI)
  • Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR)
  • Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
  • Benchmarks Leadership Assessment
  • Social Styles
  • Lominger Career Architect
  • PDI 360 feedback / Leadership and Professional competency models
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Constructive Contention

Publications and Presentations

  • Richer, L. D. (2015). Understanding the Relationship Between Emotional Intelligence and Team Effectiveness in Global, High-Technology Engineering Teams (Doctoral dissertation).

Concurrent Leadership, Service and Professional Activities

  • Private practice – Executive Coach / Organization Development Consultant

Prior Experience

  • Director, Organization Development, Dell Technologies, TX
  • Director, Organization Development, Iron Mountain, MA
  • Global Leader, Learning and Organization Development, MathWorks, MA
  • Director, Global Learning and Development; Strategic HR Business Partner, VP HR (Acting) – Avid Technology, MA
  • Senior Director, Global People Development, Telefonica / Lycos, MA
  • Director, Learning and Development, EMC / Data General, MA
  • Learning and Organization Development Consultant, Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA, MA
  • Regional Head of HR / Learning and Development Manager, BayBanks, MA

Professional Affiliations

  • Institute of Coaching
  • Organization Development Network (National)
  • Boston Facilitators’ Roundtable (Regional OD Network)
  • Human Resources Leadership Forum
  • Association for Talent Development
  • Society of HR Management
  • Northeast Human Resources Association