Alexander Alonso, Ph.D, SHRM-SCP, SVP of Knowledge Development

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​Alexander Alonso, Ph.D., SHRM-SCP

Alexander Alonso, PhD, SHRM-SCP is the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM's) senior vice president for knowledge development and currently serves as the head of examination development and operations for SHRM’s Certified Professional and Senior Certified Professional certifications. He is responsible for all research activities including the development of the SHRM Competency Model.

During his career, he has worked with numerous subject matter experts worldwide with the aim of identifying performance standards, developing competency models, designing organizational assessments, and conducting job analyses across numerous professions. Dr. Alonso has been honored by the American Psychological Association and the Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology (SIOP) for his contributions to applied psychology and workforce research.

He is a prolific writer on the topic of HR professional development and trends and has published works in peer-reviewed journals such as Journal of Applied Psychology, International Journal of Selection and Assessment, People and Strategy, Personality and Individual Differences, Quality and Safety in Health Care, The Industrial Psychologist, and Human Resources Management Review. He also serves on several boards including the SIOP Executive Board and the Board of Directors for the Personnel Testing Council of Metropolitan Washington. Dr. Alonso received his doctorate in industrial organizational psychology from Florida International University in 2003.


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