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Charles Piazza, Ph.D.

Charles “Chuck” Piazza, PhD is an organizational and workplace scholar, practitioner and ethicist, as well as a social philosopher.

Dr. Piazza focuses on developing visionary transparent leader-managers who establish organizational structures, cultures, systems, and work environments that foster collaborative social networks and knowledge sharing systems, innovative socially responsive solution building, work-life balance, a cosmopolitan perspective, and global community involvement.

With an interdisciplinary approach to social informatics as a background, he explores organizational communication and social networking in the Digital Age, the practical issues related to collaborations and global knowledge ecologies in a virtual workplace, and the challenges associated with work-life balance in a networked world.

The creation of alternative organizational models and practices rooted in sustainability principles and the re-envisioning of leaders and professionals as socially responsive global citizens are central aspects of his work.

Currently Dr. Piazza directs the Saybrook University’s Department of Leadership and Management which has a foundation in organization systems, collaborative management, social networks, sustainable business operations, and organizational integrity. He chairs the MA in Management with a specialization in Global Workforce Collaboration and the PhD in Organizational Systems.

Besides having been recognized as instructor of the year three times in three different disciplines, he was the special assistant for strategic innovation to Union Institute and University’s president. As an MBA Chair and Professor at John F. Kennedy University and former Associate MSIS Program Director and instructor at the University of San Francisco, he has taught individuals from Silicon Valley, Europe, India, the Middle East, Africa, South America, China, and Indonesia, including professionals from Fortune 500 companies.

When not residing in the Northern California redwoods and being with family members, he lives and works from Italy which allows him to slow down and take time to enhance his artistic skills