Karen H.C.

Huang, Ph.D.

Director, Search Assessment

Karen H.C. Huang Ph.D. is the Director of Search Assessment for Korn Ferry based in the Firm's Washington D.C. office.

With over three decades as a psychologist, Dr. Huang brings valuable insights to the leadership assessment process and has assisted hundreds of clients from diverse industries in identifying optimal candidates for executive positions. She administers and interprets the Firm's proprietary Search Assessment tool, develops job and culture profiles used to benchmark candidates, and is responsible for maximizing Korn Ferry's use of assessment on all executive searches covering the Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia, Miami, and Atlanta offices.

Dr. Huang joined Korn Ferry after a career in higher education where she had progressively higher levels of responsibility. She began as a psychologist at Stanford University providing the full range of psychological services, supervising clinicians in training, and managing the quality assurance and faculty consultation programs.

Following Stanford University, Dr. Huang joined Lehigh University as a psychologist, served as interim director of the Women's Center, and then was appointed the founding director of the Office of Graduate Student Life. In that role, she established and provided leadership for a wide range of student services for Lehigh's 2,000 graduate students.

Dr. Huang's professional experience includes: co-facilitating for a Stanford University M.B.A. course; teaching psychology courses at Stanford University, UC Berkeley and Lehigh University; conducting diversity training and other talent development programs; and developing a 360-degree feedback survey.

Dr. Huang earned her doctor of philosophy, master, and bachelor of arts degrees (with honors) in psychology from the University of California, Berkeley. She completed her pre- and postdoctoral training at Harvard Medical Center training sites.