Mark L. Poteet, Ph.D., has over 20 years of experience working to maximize individual and organizational success. Mark received a BA in Psychology in 1990 and a PhD in Industrial-Organizational Psychology in 1996, both from the University of Tennessee. His background includes internal consulting and management roles within Human Resources, before leaving industry to begin his consultant career in 1999.
Throughout his consulting career Mark has worked with a number of for-profit and not-for-profit private and public sector companies in various industries, including healthcare, higher education, logistics, aerospace, insurance, government, utilities, and food. His areas of expertise includes executive coaching, competency modeling and job analysis, training design and delivery, design and implementation of talent management programs such as performance management and mentoring, employee assessment, and test development.
Mark has written and co-written articles on leadership, mentoring, coaching, career development, and performance appraisal that have appeared in the Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Career Development Quarterly, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Leadership Quarterly, and Journal of Business and Psychology. He co-authored a chapter on “Best Practices in Formal Mentoring Programs” in the book Blackwell Handbook of Mentoring: A Multiple Perspective Approach, and is a co-author of the book Designing Workplace Mentoring Programs: An Evidence-Based Approach. He has presented his research at the annual conferences for the Southern Management Association, Academy of Management, Society for Industry and Organizational Psychology, Southeastern Psychological Association, and International Congress on Assessment Center Methods.
Mark devotes significant time to professional service activities. He is a member of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) where he has served on and chaired multiple committees, American Psychological Association (APA), and Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). He is Co-Director of the Volunteer Program Assessment at the University of South Florida, and is Editor of the Practice Forum for the journal Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice. Mark is also an Adjunct Professor at Baruch College in the International Executive Programs.