Don Chu, PhD, is a native of New York. He earned his BA from Oberlin College and his MA and PhD from Stanford University. His academic specialization is in the sociology of formal organizations as applied to higher educational institutions and sports. After nine years as department chair and eight years as college dean in Florida and California, his writing and consulting have focused on enhancing management, productivity, and efficiency of departments and colleges. He is the author of several books including The Department Chair Field Manual (forthcoming 2021), The Department Chair Primer (2nd edition) Jossey-Bass 2012, and co-author with Sally Veregge, the California State University Department Chair Survey, 2000.
Last updated: 07-30-2020.
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