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Salvatore Falletta - Drexel University Associate Clinical Professor of Human Resource Development and MS in Educational Leadership and Management
Associate Clinical Professor

Salvatore Falletta, EdD


EdD, North Carolina State University
MPA, Indiana State University
BA, Eastern Washington University

Program Affiliation

MS, Adult Education and Organization Development
EdD, Educational Leadership and Management
  • 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.
  • 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

  • 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

Dr. Salvatore Falletta joined Drexel is 2009 and serves as an Associate Clinical Professor of Human Resource Development and Educational Leadership and Management at Drexel University. He was the former Director for the Adult Education and Organization Development (AEOD) and Human Resource Development programs (2009-2014).

Dr. Falletta has over 20 years’ experience in human resources, learning and development, human performance technology, 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 concept of HR intelligence (i.e., HR research and analytics practices), HRD measurement and evaluation models, organizational diagnostic models, employee engagement, and organizational survey methods.

Dr. Falletta is an active member the Academy of Human Resource Development, Academy of Management, Association for Talent Development, HR People and Strategy, International Society for Performance Improvement, 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).