Faculty Profile: Charles Piazza

Charles Piazza

Charles "Chuck" Piazza, PhD, is a university professor-mentor, social philosopher, and ethicist, Chuck employs a holistic perspective to critically examine the behavior of contemporary sociotechnical organizational systems and the human dynamics and work environments related to them. Over the past 18 years he has taught professionals from the East and West, as well as from many of the major Silicon Valley corporations. Research interests include socially responsible leadership, sustainable information and communication systems, and organizational cultures that foster work-life balance."

Curriculum Vitae

Upcoming Presentations and Public Addresses

Degrees, Discipline, Year, Institution

PhD, Union Institute & University. 200*

Interdisciplinary Studies: Concentration Organizational Behavior and Development

Organizational Communication, Management of Information Systems, and Ethics.

Dissertation Title: Virtues of a Cyborg Workplace: The Ethical Challenges of Managing a Dispersed Workplace.

The dissertation examines the sociotechnical nature of the 21st century organization, and the ethical concerns surrounding the 24/7 work environment and constant information connectivity

MA, Theology, University of San Francisco, 1980

BA, Religious Studies, St. Mary's College of California, 1974

Current Projects and Professional Activities


Important Conference Presentations

Research Interests


Research Expertise

Expertise Working with Saybrook Students


Research Expertise

Research Expertise Rating Guide:

  1. studied in a class or have read intensively on my own
  2. special training in the form of a workshop or equivalent
  3. taught a class in, or supervised research using this method (research practicum, on a dissertation or master's committee
  4. used in research myself
  5. published or presented at conferences my research using this method

Methods Traditionally Considered As Quantitative (But Need Not Be)

Laboratory Research
Field Experiments
Randomized Controlled Clinical
Quasi-experimental methods
Correlational Methods

Methods That Could Use Quantitative Or Qualitative Methods

Action Research
Survey Research
Interview Research
Observational Research
Epidemiological Research
Focus Groups
Self-Observational Methods
Narrative Methods
Feminist Methods
Content Analysis
Discovery-Oriented (psychotherapy)
Events paradigm (psychotherapy)
Archival Research
Case History Methods
Appreciative Inquiry
Multiple Case Depth Research
Hermeneutic Single Case Efficacy Design
Longitudinal research
Cross-sectional research

Methods Primarily Associated With Qualitative Research (But May Also Use Quantitative)

Ethnoautobiographical research
Grounded Theory
Heuristic Research

Types of Analysis

Simple Parametric Statistics (t-test, etc.)
Confidence intervals
Analysis of Variance (including MANOVA)
Analysis of Covariance
Regression (including multiple regression)
Discriminant Function Analysis
Structural Equation Modeling/Path Analysis
Causal Modeling
Cluster Analysis
Survival Analysis
Bayesian Analysis
Meta-analysis and effect sizes
Factor Analysis
Time series analysis
Multidimensional scaling