Associate Professor of Management
Ph.D., M.Sc., Boston College; M.Sc., University of Manchester Institute of Technology; B.Sc., Napier University, Edinburgh
Office hours: Tuesday 9:30-10:30 a.m., Thursday 1:30-2:30 p.m.
All other times by appointment
Office: Library, Room 105-G
Phone: (617) 975-9422
Throughout my career I have been both consciously and unconsciously trying to balance an interest in management with an interest in psychology, and with my niche now in teaching and researching the ‘people side’ of management I feel I have successfully merged the two. I hope that through my teaching I can open student’s eyes to the complexity of behavior in organizations and therefore expand their opportunities as coworkers, managers and leaders.
Dr. McKechnie's research interests include technology influences on individual and inter-group communication. She has also studied employee engagement and discrimination amongst different age groups. Dr McKechnie's work has been published in journals such as The Journal of Organizational Behavior, The Journal of Vocational Behavior, and the Psychologist Manager.
- MGMT 2307 - Organizational Behavior
- MGMT 3207 - Human Resource Management
- MGMT FYS 1101 - Introduction to Diversity First Year Seminar
- MGMT 2211 - Leadership Person & Process
- MGMT 3211 - Leadership at Work
- MGMT 1101 - Introduction to Business
- MSM/HRM 9208 - Managing Diversity in Contemporary Organizations
Dr. McKechnie has experience working in the for-profit, not-for-profit and government sectors. She started her career in banking, but has also spent time managing a small arts center and as an organizational psychologist for the Scottish Prison Service.