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Christopher Altizer

Christopher Altizer

Adjunct Lecturer
Department of Global Leadership and Management

College of Business
Florida International University

Modesto A. Maidique Campus
11200 S.W. 8th St, MANGO 460
Miami, FL 33199

(305) 348-9916


  • MBA
    Columbia Business School, Columbia University, New York City, New York

Areas of Expertise

  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion
  • Mindfulness
  • Mindfulness practices
  • Performance and Wellness
  • Personality
  • Personality assessment

Professional Activities

Chris has served in senior, global HR leadership roles in his +30 year HR career including Chief Talent Officer and SVP HR roles at Pfizer and Aetna. He earned his MBA with Honors from Columbia University in New York and holds an MA HRD from Northeastern Illinois University and a BA in History from Hampden-Sydney College. He has guest lectured at universities in the U.S. and abroad and has presented at national conferences. Chris has been published in journals including Consulting Psychology JournalStrategic HR Review, and HR Florida Review and been cited in numerous other journals, books, and media including Forbes. Chris co-authored a chapter in Dave Ulrichs’s HR Transformation (2009), and co-authored Mindfully Mobile (2017) and The Way of the Road Warrior, Bookboon Publishing (2017). He currently consults with leaders to improve performance and wellness and is qualified through UC San Diego as a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher. Chris is a  practicing 5th-degree black belt martial artist and aerial yoga teacher.

Courses Taught

  • International Human Resource Management
  • Staffing Organizations

Refereed Journal Articles

Altizer, C. C. (2021). Mindfulness and personality: More natural for some than others and how it matters. Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research. View Article

Altizer, C. C., Ferrell, B. T., & Natale, A. N. (2020). Mindfulness and Personality: More Natural For Some Than Others And How It Matters. Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, 73(1). View Article

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