James H. Killian

Author Bio

Dr. James Killian functions as a special leader at Qualtrics as an employee experience solution strategist. In his role he helps organizations intersect content, best practices, technology and consulting to produce superior employee experiences. Prior to joining Qualtrics, James led the global business for IBM Kenexa’s employee engagement survey offering. With 20 years of experience in human capital and HR technology space, he also held leadership roles at HR Chally as Chief Psychologist and VP of Consulting, and led the employee selection consulting division for Hogan Assessment Systems. He has also helped lead several startups to successful growth. James holds a Ph.D. & M.A. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Tulsa and Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M University and is a member of the Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology (SIOP). Killian has published over 25 journal articles and book chapters and is a frequent speaker at conferences around the globe. He resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.