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Mark Allen, PhD
Practitioner Faculty of Organizational Theory and Management

Phone: (310) 568-5593

  • PhD, University of Southern California
  • MBA, Pepperdine University
  • BA, Columbia University

Mark Allen is an educator, speaker, consultant, and author who currently serves as a faculty member in the department of organizations and management at 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 and a Senior Faculty Member of the Human Capital Institute.

Dr. Allen is the editor and co-author of The Next Generation of Corporate Universities, published by Pfeiffer in February of 2007 and The Corporate University Handbook published by Amacom Books in 2002.

As an internationally-recognized authority, he is a popular speaker and has published and presented research on corporate universities and non-traditional higher education. Other research interests include the assessment of training and development programs and the evaluation of teaching and learning in postsecondary and adult education. He serves as a consultant to both new and mature corporate universities. Dr. Allen serves on the Board of Regents of the University of Farmers at Farmers Insurance Company and on the Board of Advisors of the Global Council of Corporate Universities.

Dr. Allen has a Bachelor's degree in psychology from Columbia University, an MBA from Pepperdine University, and a PhD in Education from USC. An award-winning teacher, Dr. Allen teaches courses in Leadership, Management, and Adult & Lifespan Learning at Pepperdine's Graziadio School of Business and Management and Graduate School of Education and Psychology and has previously taught business and management courses at a number of institutions.

He has designed and delivered executive development programs for 3M, Boeing, Caesars World, the Los Angeles Police Department, Verizon, Southern California Edison, Infonet, Safeguard, Samsung, Hughes, Kaiser Permanente, the government of Taiwan, and many other organizations.

Previously, Dr. Allen 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.

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