Associate Professor, McColl School of Business
Dr. Dawn E. Chanland is an associate professor of management, and her central research
interests are mentoring and career development. Prior to pursuing her doctoral studies,
she worked as a financial recruiter with a national firm and doubled her billings
each year. She also worked in management training with Transamerica Financial Services.
For three consecutive years, Dr. Chanland was voted Outstanding Faculty Member of
Management by the student body. She also received the Distinguished Teacher of the
Year Award from the School of Business and one of three Outstanding Junior Faculty
awards from CalPoly during the 2009-10 academic year.
Dr. Chanland has published numerous pieces in leading academic journals and her research
has been featured in the Wall Street Journal. Her expertise in mentoring, job search, executive coaching and management issues
has been tapped by reporters at the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Forbes, AOL, CareerBuilder, and MSN, as well as several television news outlets.
D.B.A., Boston University School of Management
MBA, San Jose State University
B.B.A., California State University, Chico