Mark Smith, Ph.D, Director, HR Thought Leadership , SHRM | Speaker

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Dr. Smith is a respected practitioner of I-O psychology with over 20 years of experience in HR research and consulting. His primary areas of expertise involve strategic research approaches, test development and validation, individual assessment, and management development. Throughout his career, he has worked with all levels of employees (from hourly rate to executive level). He joined SHRM in 2018 after spending most of his career in consulting roles. At SHRM, he spent three years as Director of Exam Development for certification and more recently became Director of HR Thought Leadership for the research group.

Mark holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from the University of South Florida. He has authored professional publications and presented numerous papers and symposia at numerous professional meetings. He is a member of the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology (SIOP), and he has also served as President, Treasurer and Board Member of the Houston Association for I-O Psychology.