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.