Dae Seok Chai, Ph.D.

Thomas Chermack, OPC FacultyDr. Dae Seok Chai is an assistant professor of Organizational Learning, Performance and Change (OLPC) in the School of Education at Colorado State University. Before accepting a faculty role at CSU, Dr. Chai served as a faculty member of the Organizational Change Leadership program at Western Michigan University. Dr. Chai has been a proactive and passionate researcher with a record of 11 co-authored refereed journal articles, three book chapter, and multiple peer-reviewed conference proceedings, based on his three research interests: expatriation effectiveness, HRD in an international context, and leadership in diverse cultural contexts. Dr. Chai has served the Academy of Human Resource Development, as a track chair for International, Global and Cross Cultural Issues track of its conference since 2013.

Before his doctoral journey at Texas A&M University, Dr. Chai was involved in designing and delivering various training programs, including change management, cultural diversity, global talent development, and leadership, for various types of employees in a large Korean conglomerate. During his doctorate, as a subject matter expert and training designer, he consulted Hyundai Automobile and Korean Ministry of Employment and Labor for the development of several hybrid training programs.

Dr. Chai received a B.S.Ed. in Business Education from the University of Georgia, a M.Ed. in HRD from the University of Minnesota, and a Ph.D. in HRD from Texas A&M University.