Mark Allen is an educator, speaker, consultant, and author who specializes in talent management and corporate universities. 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 articles in practitioner and academic publications.
Mark is a member of the faculty of Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management, where he previously served for ten years as Director of Executive Education. He is also a Senior Associate with the Kiely Group, a senior faculty member of the Human Capital Institute, and regularly teaches 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, and Turkey, and throughout the United States and Canada. In addition to his expertise in talent management and learning & development, his other research interests include the assessment of training and development programs, the evaluation of teaching and learning in postsecondary and adult education, and creativity and innovation. Mark consults with both new and mature corporate universities and serves on the Board of Regents of the University of Farmers at Farmers Insurance, the Board of Advisors of the Global Council of Corporate Universities, and the Board of Directors of Getting Out by Going In.
Mark has a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Columbia University, an MBA from Pepperdine University, and a Ph.D. in Education from USC. An award-winning teacher, Mark teaches courses in Leadership, Management, Creativity, and Adult Learning at Pepperdine’s Graziadio School of Business and Management and Graduate School of Education and Psychology and has taught business and management courses at a number of institutions.
He has consulted with or delivered executive development programs for 3M, Alpha Natural Resources, AT&T, Boeing, Caesars World, Farmers Insurance, Kaiser Permanente, the Los Angeles Police Department, Samsung, Southern California Edison, the government of Taiwan, Verizon, and many other global organizations.
Previously, Mark was Program Director in Executive Education at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business where he developed a variety of highly successful executive education programs. He has also held managerial positions at Kaplan, Integrated Data Concepts, and SRS Publishing.
Mark regularly blogs about Talent Management at www.markallenconsulting.com/blog. He may be followed on Twitter @DoctorMarkAllen, and his email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. He lives in Redondo Beach, CA with his wife Dayna and their two sons, Skyler and Dylan.