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School of Labor and Employment Relations University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Dr. Michael Walsh

Graduate Adjunct Faculty

School of Labor and Employment Relations

Education & Experience

Ph.D., Industrial / Organizational Psychology, Grand Canyon University, 2018

MHRIR, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2005

B.S., Psychology, Eastern Illinois University, 2004

Directly after receiving his MHRIR at LER, Michael worked as a client facing consultant for Mercer’s Human Capital practice.  The majority of his client work was focused in HR Strategy, Organizational Design / Development and Human Capital Analytics.  Michael worked for Mercer in Chicago, Dubai and New York.  After Mercer, Michael’s passion for People Analytics landed him at Bloomberg and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles where he started and led the Global People Strategy and Analytics and People Analytics and Insights functions, respectively.  Michael currently works at Eaton where he leads Global Talent Management and Organizational Effectiveness for the Vehicle Group business.  He also teaches an HR/ER Analytics course for Master’s students at Wayne State University and is the founder of Cherry Tree Analytics, an analytics and assessment consultancy that bridges the gap between academic research and practical business outcomes.