Educator, Speaker, Consultant, and Author
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. He was the recipient of the 2017 Global Training and Development Leadership Award given by the World Human Resource Development Congress. In 2017, he was named one of the Top 100 HR Influencers by Engagedly.
Mark is a member of the faculty of 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. He is also a Senior Associate with the Kiely Group, a senior faculty member of the Human Capital Institute, 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, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Colombia, Australia, India, 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 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.
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.