Mark Allen, Ph.D.

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Mark Allen is an educator, speaker, consultant, and author who specializes in
talent management, corporate universities, and human resources. He is the
author of Aha Moments in Talent Management (published by ASTD Press
in 2014) and the co-author and editor of The Next Generation of Corporate
Universities (Pfeiffer, 2007), and The Corporate University Handbook
(Amacom Books, 2002). He has also written numerous chapters and articles
in practitioner and academic publications. In 2017, he was honored with the
Global Training and Development Leadership Award by the World Human
Resource Development Congress in Mumbai, India.
Mark has a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Columbia University, an
MBA from Pepperdine University, and a Ph.D. in Education from USC. He
is a Professor at Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and
Management, where he also serves as Academic Director of the Master of
Science in Human Resources program and where he previously served as
Director of Executive Education. He is also a senior faculty member of the
Human Capital Institute, a senior associate with the Kiely Group, and has
taught for Vatel University and the American Management Association.

As an internationally-recognized authority, he is a popular speaker and has
presented his research in numerous countries including China, France,
Italy, Mexico, Barbados, Turkey, Colombia, Saudi Arabia, Australia, India,
and throughout the United States and Canada. In addition to his expertise
in talent management and learning and development, his other areas of
expertise include strategic workforce planning, the assessment of training
and development programs, the evaluation of teaching and learning in
postsecondary, adult, and corporate education, and creativity and innovation.

Mark consults with both new and mature corporate universities and has served
on the Board of Regents of the University of Farmers at Farmers Insurance and
the Board of Advisors of the Global Council of Corporate Universities.

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