Dr. Salvatore Falletta joined Drexel in 2009 and serves as a Clinical Professor of Human Resource Development, Educational Leadership and Management, and Quantitative Methods. Dr. Falletta is currently Program Director for Human Resource Development (HRD) and was the former Director for the HRD program from 2009 to 2014.
Dr. Falletta has over 20 years’ experience in human resources, learning and development, and organization development. Prior to Drexel, he was a Vice President and Chief HR Officer for a Fortune 1000 firm based in the Silicon Valley and has held management positions in human resources at several best-in-class companies, including Nortel Networks, Alltel, Intel Corporation, SAP AG, and Sun Microsystems respectively. While at Intel, Dr. Falletta led the global employee survey program, performed leadership development assessments and organizational behavior research studies, and participated in corporate HR strategy efforts. He also led the learning measurement and evaluation function at Nortel Network's Technical Education Centers. Prior to his corporate career, Dr. Falletta was an administrator at Indiana State University and served over 10 years in the U.S. Air Force (USAF).
Dr. Falletta frequently presents at conferences and has authored or co-authored several books, book chapters, and articles. His research interests include the ethical and privacy issues associated with HR, people, talent, workforce, and learning analytics, evidence-based management and practice, HRD measurement and evaluation models, workforce development, organizational diagnostic models, employee engagement, leader engagement and disengagement, and workforce surveys.
Dr. Falletta is an active member the Academy of Human Resource Development, American Educational Research Association, American Evaluation Association, Association for Talent Development, HR People and Strategy, Society for Human Resource Management, and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.
On a personal note, Dr. Falletta was a nationally ranked track runner (1500 and 5000 meters) at the NCAA Division I level during 1980s. He resides in Northern California with his wife (Wendy) and daughter (Sabrina).