Dawn Chandler , Ph.D.
- Associate Professor , Executive Leadership Faculty
- McColl School of Business
Dawn E. Chandler is an associate professor of Management at the McColl School of Business. She earned a doctorate (Ph.D.) at Boston University’s School of Management and a Master in Business Administration from San Jose State University. For the past three years, Professor Chandler was voted Outstanding Faculty Member of Management by the student body. 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.
She has numerous publications in leading academic journals and her research has been featured in the Wall Street Journal (“How to Be a Smart Protégé” & “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.
Her central research interests are in the areas of mentoring and career development. 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.
- Ph.D.; Boston University
- MBA; San Jose State University
- B.B.A.; California State University