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Mark Allen

Practitioner Faculty of Organizational Theory and Management
Graziadio Business School



Areas of Expertise

  • HR Transformations
  • Corporate Universities
  • Strategic Workforce Development
  • Performance Management

Dr. 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, The Next Generation of Corporate Universities, and The Corporate University Handbook. Dr. Allen was honored with the Global Training and Development Leadership Award by the World Human Resource Development Congress in Mumbai, India and was named one of the Top 100 Human Resources Influencers by Engagedly. His research focuses on strategic workforce planning, the assessment of training and development programs, creativity and innovation, and teaching and learning in postsecondary, adult and corporate education. Dr. Allen regularly blogs about talent management and travels the world to present his research.

Full Bio


  • PhD, University of Southern California
  • MBA, Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business

Research and Scholarship