Lauren S. Harris, Ph.D.

Lauren Harris 2013Lauren S. Harris, Ph.D.

Senior Consultant

Dr. Lauren Harris is an Industrial-Organizational Psychologist who appreciates the blend of science and practice. She has consulted in variety of industries including telecommunications, transportation, paper/pulp/hardwood, non-profit, government, and education. Her expertise lies in the areas of competency development, selection, performance management, survey design, and leadership development. She has done everything from developing and delivering structured behavioral interviews to providing feedback and goal setting around 360s to developing large-scale climate surveys for organizations.

In addition to her external consulting work, she spent time in the Learning & Development department at the United Parcel Service working on a multi-million dollar, enterprise-wide competency modeling project.  Lauren is passionate about leadership development, particularly for individuals early in their career, and has presented at a number of industry conferences, as well as published in a variety of peer-reviewed journals.

Lauren holds a B.A. in Psychology from Emory University and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from The University of Georgia. She is a member of the Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology and the American Psychological Association.

Lauren also volunteers a significant amount of time consulting around talent management and board development for non-profits. She sits on the Board of Jewish Family & Career Services and serves as the Chair of the Counseling Division. In her free time, she is busy exposing her daughter and son to delicious and diverse dining experiences and documenting it in her blog:

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