Chris Hajek, Ph.D.

Leadership Institute Facilitator - Center for Professional Excellence

Photo of Chris Hajek Ph.D.

Chris Hajek, Ph.D.’s teaching and research are grounded in intergroup, intercultural, and organizational communication in a variety of social and professional contexts. These foci stem, in part, from his past work for CNN and The Associated Press in Rome, and his Peace Corps teaching experience in Rwanda. In addition, his teaching has been influenced by his experience as a trained mediator in community-based alternative dispute resolution. His latest research examines the roles of communication in the formation and management of individuals’ entrepreneurial social identity, with special attention to gender and generational differences.