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Salvatore Falletta

Salvatore Falletta, Ed.D.

Associate Clinical Professor
Program Director, Human Resource Development

Program Affiliation:

M.S., Human Resource Development
Ed.D., Educational Leadership and Management


Ed.D., North Carolina State University
M.P.A., Indiana State University
B.A., Eastern Washington University

Areas of Expertise:

  • HRD measurement and evaluation
  • Organizational diagnostic models
  • Employee and organizational survey methods
  • Learning and training transfer
  • Computational modeling of behavior in organizations
  • HR intelligence 

Research Interests:

  • Assessing the validity and reliability of organizational causal models and concomitant survey instruments
  • Developing alternative HRD evaluation models, frameworks, and taxonomies
  • Exploring “HR intelligence” (i.e., people research and analytics practices) within Fortune 1000 firms
  • Training transfer research

Professional Experience:

  • Leadersphere, President & CEO (2005 – 2009) 
  • Atmel Corporation, Vice President & Chief HR Officer (2004 – 2005) 
  • SAP AG, Sr. Director, Human Resources & Chief Learning Officer (2001 – 2002) 
  • Intel Corporation, 1999 – 2001, Manager, Global HR Research & Analysis (1999 – 2001) Alltel, Manager, Training & Development (1998 – 1999) 
  • Nortel Networks, Sr. Consultant, Training Measurement & Evaluation (1996 – 1998) 
  • North Carolina State University, Associate Director, National Initiative for Institutional Effectiveness (NILIE) (1995 – 1996)
  • Indiana State University, Accounting Specialist (1993 – 1995) 
  • United States Air Force (1981 – 1992


  • Falletta, S. V. (2008). “HR intelligence: Advancing People research and analytics.” International HR Information Management Journal (December), pp. 21-31.
  • Falletta, S. V. (2008). “Organizational intelligence surveys.” Training & Development, (June), pp. 52-58.
  • Combs, W. L & Falletta, S. V. (2000). The Targeted Evaluation Process: A Performance Consultant’s Guide to Asking the Right Questions and Getting Results You Trust! American Society for Training and Development - ASTD Press.
  • Falletta, S. V. (2007). “CSR surveys trends.” In Rossella Derickson and Krista Henley (Eds.). Awakening Social Responsibility: A Call to Action, Cupertino, CA: Happy
  • Falletta, S. V. & Combs, W. L. (2001). "Surveys as a tool for organization development and change." In Allan Church and Janine Waclawski (Eds.). Organization Development: Data Driven Methods for Change, San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
  • Falletta, S. V. & Murphy Lamb, J. (1998). “Evaluating training at the technical education centers: Nortel - Northern Telecom.” In Jack J. Phillips, (Ed.). In Action: Implementing Evaluation Systems and Processes, Alexandria, VA: American Society for Training and Development.