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The students in the Ph.D. program represent numerous industries and hold leadership positions in some of the nation's foremost organizations.

The students in the Ph.D. program consult with the faculty and practicing scholars to write and publish work throughout the program.

The students in the Ph.D. program are learning to apply the latest thinking in human capital management in their organizations.

Jim Streitenberger

Sr. Compensation Manager
Premera Blue Cross

Jim Streitenberger is the Sr. Compensation Manager at Premera Blue Cross since May 2004. Mr. Streitenberger is responsible for all compensation strategy and programs at Premera including sales, management and professional and executive pay.

Mr. Streitenberger has broad organizational experience holding a number of positions at various companies including IBM, Unisys, Memorex Telex, Attachmate and 2 technology startups. He has lead teams through a variety of projects including: Sales, Management and Executive compensation planning, administration and design, Performance Improvement, Process Improvement, Product Management, Software Development, Operations, Organizational Development and Technology Implementation.

Mr. Streitenberger holds a bachelors degree from Northwest Nazarene University, and a master's degree in organizational management from Dallas Baptist University. He attained his Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) designation in 2010 and Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) designation in 2007. Mr. Streitenberger served over 6 years in the Air Force and Air National Guard as a Computer Specialist.

Program: My purpose and Desired Gain

I am pursuing the Doctoral Program in Human Capital management because I want to enhance my skills and knowledge to be able to address some of the larger human capital questions and challenges I encounter at my company and in the general HR community. I have spent the majority of my career managing human capital directly as a manager, director and vice president at several different high-tech companies. The last 5 years in Human Resources assisting my organization with resolving their talent management and compensation challenges has been very rewarding. I hope to spend the rest of my working life collaborating with executives, managers and human capital management professionals on how organizations can create cultures where the employee values their own human capital (skills, abilities, motivation, and health) and apply it in helping organizations to be creative and innovative. An employee who values and applies their own human capital will offer more creativity and innovation to the organization while finding greater enjoyment and satisfaction in their work.