Sharon R. Floyd Ed.D., SHRM-SCP

SCHOOL OF Business and Professional Studies

Sharon R. Floyd, Ed.D., SHRM-SCP

Associate Professor, Human Resources


Human Resources


San Diego


Sharon Floyd Ed.D.



Dr. Sharon Floyd, is an accomplished and results-oriented human resources, training and organization development professional with 20+ years of experience demonstrating effective collaboration with key stakeholders, executive HR management and HR business partners. She is a dynamic practitioner with a record of success in the areas of employee engagement, and with specialty in the following competencies: leadership development, mentoring, project management, and program development.


Sharon’s work experience spans a variety of industries, including financial services, aerospace and defense, and higher education. Since arriving at University of Massachusetts Global in the fall of 2014, she has served in a variety of roles including assistant professor of human resources, and most currently as the associate dean of Student and Faculty Affairs.


Sharon enjoys giving back to the community through volunteer service, and sits on a number of San Diego-based, not-for-profit boards within the field of financial services. Additionally, she volunteers at an international level, as an active board member of the ISO Technical Committee 260 of Human Resource Management, and is a recognized technical expert in employee engagement. Outside of the workplace, Sharon enjoys hiking, cycling, and enjoying time with friends and family.



  • Human Resources
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Project Management


Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership

University of Massachusetts Global

Dissertation:“Identification of employee engagement practices viewed as critical to retention: a cross-generational comparison”

M.A. Human Resources Development

Webster University

B.S. Sociology

Point Loma Nazarene University

Scholarly Activities

Managing in Times of Change, Ventura County Credit Union Professional Development Day

Women in STEM, Association of Information Technology Professional (AITP), San Diego, CA

Professional Experiences

HR/Training and Organizational Development Professional

General Atomics and Affiliated Companies, San Diego

Managed company-wide strategic initiatives, including the standardization of the organization’s onboarding program, and employee orientation and assimilation practices. Designed and developed HR-related company policy curriculum for new leaders, and implemented an enterprise-wide Learning Management System (LMS) for an organization of over 7,000 employees. Facilitated leadership, team-building, and effective communication workshops with cross-functional working-groups, engineer and manufacturing leadership.

Learning and Development Manager

San Diego Metropolitan Credit Union (Financial Services)

Managed all levels of learning and development for the organization. Initiated bi-annual organizational assessment, facilitated HR-related management curriculum program design and development, managed program implementation, provided coaching and counseling to department leaders, managed the Learning and Development annual budget, and the implementation of a company-wide Learning Management System (LMS).


Further your education with a few questions

Please enter your zip code to proceed.
Please enter a valid zip code to proceed.
Is this an international zip code?
Please select a degree type
Please select your area of interest
Please select a program type
Please select a session
Please enter your name
Please enter your last name
Please enter your email to proceed
Please enter a valid email address
Please enter your phone number to proceed.
Please enter a valid phone number.

About UMass Global

Earn your bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or certificate at UMass Global, a regionally accredited university.

We value your privacy

By submitting this form, I agree that UMass Global may contact me about educational services by voice, pre-recorded message and/or text message using automated technology, at the phone number provided, including wireless numbers. I understand that my consent is not required to attend University of Massachusetts Global. Privacy Policy