Jackson Healthcare is built on a simple idea — that talented professionals with a shared purpose can improve the lives of patients, families and communities.
Headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, the company has risen to a place of prominence among the largest healthcare staffing and technology companies in the U.S. Through healthcare staffing, search and technology, it impacts more than seven million patients in over 1,300 healthcare facilities each year.
Matthew S. Harrison, PhD currently works at Jackson Healthcare as Vice President, Human Resources & Compensation. In this role he is responsible for planning, directing, and overseeing all human resources and administrative service functions for various Jackson Healthcare companies, and leads delivery in the areas of: HR metrics & reporting, job & compensation analysis, performance management, organizational development, change management, employee relations, talent management/acquisition and diversity & inclusion.
Previously, Dr. Harrison served in leadership roles at Manheim, McKesson, The Weather Channel, and Comcast focusing on talent management/acquisition, learning & development, organizational effectiveness, diversity & inclusion, and HR business partner work.
Dr. Harrison also currently serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Industrial/Organizational Psychology at The University of Georgia. He is a published diversity researcher, and is renowned for his research on the topic of colorism. His master’s thesis received wide publicity–being featured on websites such as CNN, CNBC, ABC News, was reported in various newspapers and media outlets across the US (and United Kingdom), and received an initial inquiry from an executive producer of The Oprah Winfrey Show.
Focusing in the area of workplace diversity, Dr. Harrison has authored a chapter for a general psychology textbook, as well as a number of other books. Additionally, he has authored several academic journal articles. He currently serves as a member of the American Psychological Association, Society for I/O Psychologists, Academy of Management, and sits on a few local boards in the Atlanta area.
Most recently, Dr. Harrison was recognized as one of Emory University’s Distinguished 40 Under 40 Alumni and was listed as an “Influencer” by The Atlanta Tribune magazine. He has also received Diversity Leadership Awards from the National Diversity Council and the Technology Association of Georgia, and was named a “Man of Influence” by the National Urban League.
Dr. Harrison is a graduate of Emory University (BA) and The University of Georgia (MS & PhD).
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