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About Ken Zula, MS, PH.D, SPHR

Headshot of Ken Zula, MS in Human Resources Program DirectorKen Zula, Ph.D, SPHR is an Assistant Professor and Programs Director of Human Resources at The University of Scranton. Dr. Zula has worked in the field of health care administration, non-profit management, and human resources for over 12 years. He is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). He holds a Masters degree in Organizational Management from Misericordia University and a Doctor of Philosophy in Human Resource Development (HRD) from The Pennsylvania State University. Prior to entering academia, he held progressively more responsible senior human resource management positions including Vice President of Human Resources/Chief Privacy Officer for a large behavioral health care provider in Pennsylvania. In addition to his position in academia, Dr. Zula is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Xceed America, Inc. which provides administrative, human resource, and support oversight to struggling not-for-profit organizations.

Synopsis of Dr. Zula’s Research in Human Resources

Dr. Zula's research interest and focus is on human capital planning and strategic human resource management. In particular, his research has focused on the linkages between talent and organizational strategic direction setting. His research articles have been published in several journals including the Journal of Leadership Studies, Human Resource Development Quarterly (HRDQ), Human Resource Development Review (HRDR), and the Journal of American Business Education. In addition, he has presented his research at numerous national and international conferences including the International Conference on Business and Economics Research (IBER) in Barcelona, Spain and Dublin, Ireland. Dr. Zula is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the Academy of Management (AOM), and the Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD).

Professional Affiliations

Academy of Management – Member

  • Organizational Behavior (OB) and Human Resource Division
  • Invited Peer Reviewer – 2016 – 2014 Conference Proceedings

Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) – Member

  • Invited Peer Reviewer – 2006 – 2014 Conference Proceedings
  • Associate Chair – 2008 Conference Proceedings
  • Invited Peer Reviewer – Human Resource Development Review (HRDR)
  • Invited Peer Reviewer – Human Resource Development Quarterly (HRDQ)
  • Invited Peer Reviewer – International Human Resource Development

American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) – Member

  • Member – Certification Exam Item Writer (January 2005 – Present)

Annual Editions: Human Resources 14/15 – Academic Advisory Board Member

New Horizons in Adult Education and Human Resource Development

  • Invited Peer Reviewer – NAAEHRD Journal

Society for Human Resource Management – Member

  • National Certification – Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)
  • National Certification – Senior Certified Professional – (SHRM-SCP)
  • Northeastern Pennsylvania Chapter – SHRM – Member. 2006 – Present
  • Northeastern Pennsylvania Chapter – SHRM – President-Elect – 2013-2015

The Service Industries Journal (SNU)

  • Invited Peer Reviewer – (January 2009 – Present)

American Journal of Business Education (AJBE)

  • Invited Peer Reviewer – (October 2012 – Present)

American Journal of Health Sciences

  • Invited Peer Reviewer – (September 2012 – Present)

Discover how The University of Scranton online Master of Science in Human Resources can make a difference in your life. Request more information or speak with one of our Program Managers at 866-373-9547.

Discover how The University of Scranton online Master of Science in Human Resources can make a difference in your life. Request more information or speak with one of our Program Managers at 866-373-9547.