Dr. Bill Walton is trained in Industrial-Organizational Psychology (Ph.D.) and has over 20 years of experience in employee development, training, training evaluation, employee selection, leadership development, and executive coaching. He has worked with clients as varied as Federal government agencies, local and regional businesses, Fortune 100 corporations, as well as some of the top academic institutions in the country. His body of research includes measuring the performance outcomes for organizations via large scale survey efforts related to customer satisfaction and target market awareness metrics, as well as doing nationally representative data collections investigating the psychological factors associated with safety behaviors.
He has also conducted research with military populations to identify key components of Soldier development and critical areas related to training Soldiers. In addition, he has provided a range of human capital consultation services, primarily with Federal programs and agencies, to improve organizational processes and research efforts. Recent projects have included heading a project that provides the job profiles and competency modeling data for an Agency-wide career development initiative for the Department of Veterans Affairs that covered over 95% of the VA workforce, as well as creating and implementing leadership development initiatives for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. He has also managed a team of assessors in delivering simulation-based assessment exercises designed for the selection and development of managerial and executive-level high-potential candidates, including providing leadership assessment, developmental feedback and coaching to participants in multiple Executive MBA programs. In addition to his applied work, Dr. Walton has served as faculty in the Management department at American University and the University of Tennessee.