Dae Seok Chai, Ph.D.


Dae Seok Chai, OPC FacultyDr. Dae Seok Chai is an associate 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.

Within his three research interests—expatriation effectiveness, human resource development in an international context, and leadership in diverse cultural contexts—Dr. Chai has been a proactive and passionate researcher, with multiple refereed journal articles, book chapters, and conference proceedings. The quality of his research was recognized by the Academy of Human Resource Development through its Early Career Scholar Award and Cutting Edge Award multiple times. He also awarded the Outstanding Assistant Professor Award from the University Council of Workforce Human Resource Education.

Before his doctoral work 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 doctoral journey, as a subject matter expert and training designer, he consulted the Hyundai Automobile and Korean Ministry of Employment and Labor for the development of several hybrid training programs.

Dr. Chai has taught courses such as Foundations in Organizational Change Leadership, Organizational Culture and Globalization, Principles of Human Resource Development, Training and Development, Organization Development, and Statistics I and II. Dr. Chai has been a program chair and proceeding editor (2020-2023) and a track chair (2015-2020) for the AHRD international conference. Dr. Chai has also been a reviewer for several HRD and management journals and served on the editorial board for two journals, including Human Resource Development International. In addition, Dr. Chai serves as the president (2021-2022) and officer (2018-2021) of Korean AHRD in the Americas (KAHRDA).

Dr. Chai received a B.S. Ed. in Business Education from the University of Georgia, an M.Ed. in Human Resource Development from the University of Minnesota, and a Ph.D. in Human Resource Development from Texas A&M University. During his academic training, he also obtained several certificates: Advanced Research Methods, Global Professional in Human Resources, College Teaching, Adult Education, and Georgia Educator Certificate.