Charles Piazza



Charles Piazza


Organizational Learning & Technology
Saybrook University
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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

Areas of Expertise
Area Expertise
Employee Motivation
Business/IO Psychology Organizational Culture
Organizational Development
Employee Engagement
Career/Workplace Issues Organizational Behavior Management
Work/Life Balance
Leadership & Management Collaborative Systems
Corporate Social Responsibility
Information Ethics
Information Systems
Knowledge Management
Leadership Approaches and Practices
Management Approaches and Practice
Organizational and Professional Ethics
Organizational Ethics and Integrity
Organizational Systems
Organizations, Culture and Technology
Social Entreprenuership
Social Networks
Sociotechnical Systems
Strategic Management
Sustainable Business Operations and Practices
Talent Management
Workforce Issues
Workplace Environments and Technology
Education History
Degree Institution Year
PhD, Interdisciplinary Studies -- Concentration: Organizational Behavior and Development with specializations in Organizational Communication, Management of Information Systems, and Ethics Union Institute & University 2008
Professional Memberships
Role Organization
Member Human Development and Capabilities Association
Curriculum Vitae