Charles Chuck PiazzaFaculty College of Graduate and Professional Studies
A published interdisciplinary organizational and workplace scholar and practitioner. As an associate professor who envisions the contemporary organization as an adaptive system of complex sociotechnical networks, he conducts graduate seminars for working professionals in strategic management, workforce issues, ethics, organizational innovation, alternative business models, and organizational communication and information systems. As a professional mentor, social philosopher, and ethicist, he focuses on developing visionary leaders with integrity and socially conscious organizational cultures that promote workplace environments and devise information and communication systems that create sustainable collaborative systems, foster work-life balance, and serve the common good of all stakeholders, including the civic and world communities in which an organization functions. He has taught professionals from all over the world, and many of the major corporations in the Bay Area, including Silicon Valley.
From 2000-2005 Chuck Piazza was the Associate Director of the Information Systems Programs at the University of San Francisco, and an adjunct instructor and organizational consultant from 1992-1999. His 30+ years of teaching at such universities and colleges as University of San Francisco, St. Mary's College of California, Dominican University of San Raphael, and John F. Kennedy University have garnered him much respect in his field, exemplified by being awarded Instructor of the Year twice in a four-year period. He is also the director of ISmentor Group, an emerging think tank dedicated to establishing partnerships that enable the fostering of innovative leadership with integrity and the development of sustainable information systems.
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