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Dawn Chanland , D.B.A.

  • Associate Professor
  • McColl School of Business

Dr. Dawn E. Chanland is an Associate Professor of Management at the McColl School of Business. She earned a doctorate (D.B.A.) from Boston University’s School of Management and a Master in Business Administration from San Jose State University. At Queens, she teaches a variety of management and leadership-related courses in McColl’s undergraduate and graduate programs, including, but not limited to, Principles of Management, Organizational Behavior, Conflict Management and Negotiation, and Business Acumen. In addition, she teaches Executive Leadership Institute client participants in management related subjects.

Her research interests are primarily in the area of careers. In particular, she studies mentoring, coaching, women’s leadership, and intergenerational differences. She has received numerous teaching and research awards during her career, and has published in academic publications such as Academy of Management Annals, Journal of Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Vocational Behavior, and Career Development International, among others.

In 2016-2017, Chanland received the McColl School Outstanding Research Award, and in the prior year, the Outstanding Graduate Teacher Award. At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (“CalPoly”), where she taught for six years prior to Queens, she was voted Outstanding Faculty Member of Management by the student body between 2009 and 2012. In addition, she received the Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award for the College of Business and one of three outstanding junior faculty awards given by CalPoly during the 2009-2010 academic year. 

Her research has been featured in the Wall Street Journal (“How to Be a Smart Protege” and “When Mentoring Goes Bad”). In addition, she has been interviewed for and quoted in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Forbes, AOL, CareerBuilder, and MSN, among other popular press outlets, and appeared on television, in relation to mentoring, job search, executive coaching, and management issues. 

Chanland actively consults for and non-profit organizations facing human and talent management opportunities and challenges. Prior to pursuing her doctoral studies, she was a financial recruiter (“headhunter”) with a national firm; for each her three and a half years of employment, she doubled her billings. In addition, early in her career, she worked with Transamerica Financial Services in a management training program.


  • D.B.A.; Boston University
  • MBA; San Jose State University
  • B.B.A.; California State University
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