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Michael Moon

Lecturer, Human Capital Management

Dr. Michael Moon is an organizational psychologist and people analytics expert who specializes in applying analytics and evidenced-based approaches to the management of people. She has nearly 20 years of experience working in HR and HR Technology, as an analyst, practitioner, researcher and consultant. She is currently the Director of People Analytics at Viasat and previously worked as the Director, Global Learning Experience and People Analytics at Align Technology.

As an HR Technology and People Analytics leader, Michael believes that the future of work requires HR professionals who understand how to design programs and people strategies using a data-driven approach and the application of evidenced-based principles.

Michael is an active conference speaker and conducts research and writes on a range of topics including HR analytics, organizational culture, workplace motivation, organizational network analysis, employee engagement/experience and wellbeing. She is an Adjunct Lecturer in the HCM program in the School of Professional Studies at Columbia University.

Michael earned her PhD in Human Capital Management from Bellevue University and an MS in Human Resources from Suffolk University. She was named one of the Top 100 HR Tech Influencers of 2019 by Human Resource Executive®. She currently resides in Tempe, AZ with her two cats, Timmie and Phoebe.


  • Ph.D., Bellevue University
  • M.S., Suffolk University
  • M.M., Musical Theatre
  • B.A., Theatre