Martha Hennen

Personnel Psychologist, Office of Equal Employment Opportunity
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission


Dr. Martha E. Hennen is a Personnel Psychologist of a federal financial regulator headquartered in Washington, DC. She works within the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity. Dr. Hennen leads and supports research projects to understand any differences in the employee experience among and between employee groups that may facilitate or impede equal opportunity. In doing so, she gathers, analyzes, and reports on a variety of talent and human resource data for the agency following an Agile project management approach and an KanBan methodology. She previously held positions at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, where she led their talent analytic function in support of selection, leadership assessment, and organizational effectiveness, and at the USPS, where she was responsible for developing new and revising current assessment and measurement tools at all levels of the organization. Dr. Hennen’s research interests cover the gamut of employee measurement areas including recruitment and selection, diversity and inclusion, employee engagement, leadership assessment, performance management, and talent analytics. She is regularly called upon to share expertise related to talent analytics or employee selection and development systems and serves as a resource supporting assessment programs and systems nationwide. Dr. Hennen is a licensed Applied Psychologist and member of SIOP and the American Psychological Association. She holds a Master's degree and Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut. She has served in a variety of leadership roles in professional service organizations within her profession. She has served on the Board for the International Personnel Assessment Council (IPAC) as Secretary, President Elect, President, and Immediate Past President. She also served on the board for the Personnel Testing Council of Metropolitan Washington, as Recording Secretary, Vice President for Programs, President Elect, and President of that organization.


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