Dr. Matt Allen has over a decade of experience as an industrial and organizational (I/O) psychology consultant, adjunct professor, and manager specializing in applied research and implementation of evidence-based solutions to meet organizations’ strategic human capital needs. With a background that includes both internal and external consulting roles, he has experienced the full test development life cycle, including design (e.g., job analysis, blueprint development), item / test development, validation, and implementation (e.g., policy, maintenance). He has developed and implemented a broad range of assessment tools, ranging from high fidelity (e.g., assessment centers) to low fidelity (e.g., knowledge tests, personality) for clients in a variety of domains, such as the military, intelligence community, federal law enforcement, not-for-profits, and the private sector. He has also assembled databases, conducted analyses, and presented results for high stakes decision-making.
Additionally, Dr. Allen has a track record of teaching, mentoring, and leading other professionals to achieve organizational objectives, and communicating in both written and oral formats to stakeholders at all levels. He has served as a manager in an internal HR function overseeing multiple lines of business and an adjunct professor at both George Washington and Georgetown Universities. He is also an active researcher with multiple publications and presentations at professional conferences in areas including leadership, individual difference assessment, item analysis, unproctored internet testing, and organizational research methods. Dr. Allen received his Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma in 2008.