Ken Zula, MS, Ph.D, SPHR


Ken Zula, Ph.D, SPHR is an Assistant Professor of Health Administration and Human Resources in the Panuska College of Professional Studies 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.

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).