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Chuck Seifert is dean for the School of Business at Siena College and a professor of Management. He holds a BA in Economics from the University at Buffalo, a MBA in Finance from Sage Graduate School, and a Ph.D. in Organizational Studies from the University at Albany. His teaching and research interests include: leadership effectiveness; enhancing multisource feedback programs, influence strategies, corporate governance, and applied statistics. He has presented his research at over 40 regional, national, and international conferences. His work has also been published in 17 peer-reviewed journals. Several of the journals are ranked as the most influential journals in the field including; Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and Organizational Research Methods. 

Chuck was the executive director of the Institute for Leadership Development at Siena College  and has worked as a leadership consultant for several public and private organizations. His consulting has been largely focused on enhancing the effectiveness of the organizations’ leaders. He has also been invited to present on the topics of leadership, strategy, assessment, and enhanced teaching methods to numerous organizations ranging from General Electric to Franciscan Friars.

Prior to joining Siena College, Chuck held several positions in banking and finance. As a banker, he worked in branch operations, was a branch manager and vice president of commercial lending. Following his banking career, Chuck was chief financial officer of the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce.  

Chuck also actively serves the community. At his church, he was the clerk of session, an elder, teaches Sunday school, and was treasurer. He also volunteered for Junior Achievement, was on the board of St. Anne’s Institute, served on the NYS affiliate board for the American Heart Association and was president of the Rensselaer County board of the American Heart Association.  

Degree Program University
Ph.D. Organizational Studies University at Albany, SUNY
M.B.A. Finance Sage Graduate School
B.A. Economics University at Buffalo, SUNY

My Siena Experience

My Teaching Philosophy

I believe, at Siena, teaching is the most important element of a faculty member's responsibilities. For me teaching is also a passion. I consider myself very fortunate to have the opportunity to provide guidance to and learn from our students. Some of my greatest accomplishments take place when I have been fortunate enough to positively impact our students. My main teaching philosophy revolves around providing the students with an understanding of the information necessary for them to be successful (irrespective of how they define success). Further, I firmly believe that information without application is useless. Therefore, in all my classes I integrate experiential learning, case studies, and cumulative exams or projects.

 

What I Love About Siena

I have had the opportunity to attend and teach at several different academic institutions. Without a doubt, Siena is my favorite. First, I love the opportunity to really get to know my students. The small classes make it easy to know their names. However, the culture at Siena is also very conducive to building a collaborative environment. I truly appreciate the opportunity to work with my students throughout the semester.

My Favorite Courses to Teach

 I’m very lucky to have the chance to teach classes in my specialty. I also appreciate the opportunity to teach introductory, intermediate and capstone courses. Teaching classes at various levels gives me the chance to have the same student in several of my courses. It is wonderful to see their skills and abilities grow and develop during their time at Siena. I honestly can’t say I have a favorite class.

 

My Professional Experience

Year Title University
2019 - 2020 Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs Siena College
2014 - 2019 Dean, School of Business Siena College
2011 - Now Professor of Management Siena College
2009 - 2014 Executive Director Institute for Leadership Development at Siena College
2007 - 2011 Professor of Marketing and Management Siena College
2007 - 2014 Adjunct Professor - Executive MBA University at Albany, SUNY
2002 - 2007 Associate Professor of Marketing and Management Siena College
2001 - 2005 Faculty in Business and Technology, Liberal Arts, and General Education Excelsior College
1999 - 2002 Assistant Professor of Marketing and Management Siena College
1996 - 1999 Visiting Assistant Professor of Finance/Marketing and Management Siena College
1994 - 1996 Chief Financial Officer Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce
1989 - 1989 Adjunct Professor in Management Fundamentals Adirondack Community College
1989 - 1994 Vice President-Commercial Lending Evergreen Bank
1988 - 1989 Assistant Vice President-Branch Manager Evergreen Bank
1987 - 1989 Branch Officer-Manager First American Bank
1987 - 1990 Instructor American Institute of Banking
1985 - 1987 Management Trainee/Branch Operations Specialist First American Bank

Current Research

My research and professional development interests align closely with teaching areas. Primary area of research centers on leadership development. I have conducted several field experiments assessing the effectiveness of various leadership development techniques. Other areas I've published in include applied statistics, work ethic,  and pedagogy.

Articles & Book Reviews

  • Sarbanes-Oxley and the Theorized Missing Link: CEO-Board Power
    Journal of Academy of Business and Economics
    2020
  • Proactive Entrepreneurs: Who are They and How are They Different
    Journal of Entrepreneurship
    2019
  • A Theoretical Analysis of the Role of Characteristics in Entrepreneurial Propensity
    Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, vol. 10
    March, 2016
  • Proactive entrepreneurs: An empirical investigation into unique characteristics
    Academy of Management Annual Meeting
    2016
  • College Graduate Satisfaction: Over Time and by Major
    Journal of Academy of Business and Economics, vol. 15
    October, 2015
  • Women Gaining Slowly in Workplace Compensation: But Some Groups Fare Better Than Others
    International Academy of Business and Economics Fall Conference
    2014
  • A longitudinal study of female undergraduates
    Review of Business Research, vol. 12
    October, 2012
  • Using coaching to enhance the effects of behavioral feedback to managers
    Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, vol. 17
    November, 2010
  • Work Ethic: Do New Employees Mean New Work Values?
    Journal Of Managerial Issues, vol. 22
    April, 2010
  • Effects of repeated multisource feedback on the influence behavior and effectiveness of managers
    Leadership Quarterly, vol. 21
    2010
  • Partnering to build a strategic leadership institute
    Training
    2009
  • Exploring Individual Culture and Internet Commerce Success Factors
    DIAS Technology Review - The International Journal for Business and IT, vol. 4
    2008
  • Validation of the Influence Behavior Questionnaire
    Leadership Quarterly, vol. 19
    2008
  • Emotional Intelligence as an Antecedent of LMX: Quality and Leader Effectiveness
    Southern Management Association Meeting
    November, 2007
  • Gender and E-Commerce: Towards an Understanding of the Relationship Between Gender and Internet Commerce Success Factors
    Academy of Business Disciplines Annual Conference
    November, 2007
  • Boards of Directors and Corporate Performance: An Analysis Model
    Review of Business Research, vol. 8
    2007
  • Facilitating Multisource Behavioral Feedback to Managers
    Southern Management Association Meeting
    November, 2006
  • The Challenges of Blending the AACSB Assurance of Learning Process with the SACS Assessment of Learning Process in a Small, Undergraduate Business Program
    Southern Management Association Meeting
    November, 2006
  • The Relationship Between Emotional Intelligence and Influence Tactics
    Southern Management Association Meeting
    November, 2006
  • The Effects of Individual Culture on Internet Marketing Efforts
    Marketing Management Association
    March, 2006
  • The Effects of Race/Ethnicity and Gender on Internet Commerce Success Factors
    Marketing Management Association
    2006
  • Factors Predicting the Success of an Internship Program: Should there be a Requirement for Participation
    Academy of Business Administration National Conference
    April, 2005
  • Assessing the Construct Validity and Utility of Two New Influence Tactics
    Journal Of Organizational Behavior, vol. 26
    2005
  • Hofstede's Cultural Dimensions: Are Individual Differences Important?
    International Academy of Business and Economics Annual Conference
    2005
  • Hofstede's Cultural Dimensions: Are Individual Differences Important?
    International Journal of Business Research, vol. 2
    2005
  • Strategies for Dealing with Measurement error in Multiple Regression
    Journal of Academy of Business and Economics, vol. 5
    2005
  • Factors Predicting the Success of an Internship Program: Should there be a Requirement for Participation?
    Academy of Business Administration National Conference
    April, 2004
  • Effects of Multisource Feedback and a Feedback Facilitator on the Influence Behavior of Managers Towards Subordinates
    Journal Of Applied Psychology, vol. 88
    June, 2003
  • Facilitating Conditions for the Effects of Behavioral Feedback to Managers
    Eastern Academy of Management International Annual Meeting
    June, 2003
  • The Effectiveness of Methods for Analyzing Multivariate Factorial Data
    Organizational Research Methods, vol. 5
    2002
  • Correcting for Measurement Error in WABA Using a Two-Step Factor Score Procedure
    Southern Academy of Management Conference
    November, 2001
  • An Outcomes Assessment of an Internship Program
    Academy of Business Administration National Conference
    April, 2001
  • Establishing Curriculum Consistency and Assessing Learning Outcomes in a Core Speech and Writing Course
    Academy of Business Administration National Conference
    April, 2001
  • Revising Pedagogy for a Course in Business and Organizational Communications
    Academy of Business Administration National Conference
    April, 2001
  • Number of Replications in Monte Carlo Simulations: Overkill or Roadkill?
    Journal of the Academy of Business Administration, vol. 6
    2001
  • Full and Limited Information Strategies for Incorporating
    Southern Academy of Management Conference
    November, 1999
  • Reactions to Single and Multi-Source Feedback
    Southern Academy of Management Conference
    November, 1999
  • Number of Replications in Monte Carlo Simulation: Instability or Overkill?
    Southern Academy of Management Conference
    November, 1998
  • The Relationship between Corporate Ethical Climate and Employee Attitudes
    Academy of Business Disciplines, vol. 9
    Spring, 2016
  • Two Studies Assessing the Effectiveness of an Early Intervention on the Default Behavior of Student Borrowers
    Journal of Student Financial Aid, vol. 34
    Spring, 2004

Awards & Distinctions

  • School of Business Research Award
    Category: Research
    Siena College, 2009

Books & Book Chapters

  • Strategic Management: Cases & Concepts
    Prentice Hall
    2009
  • Technology Strategy for Managers and Entrepreneurs
    Prentice Hall
    2009
  • Strategic Management: Concepts and Cases (11th ed)
    Prentice Hall
    2007
  • Business Communications Design (2nd ed)
    McGraw-Hill
    2006
  • Leadership in Organizations (6th ed)
    Prentice Hall
    2006
  • International Management (5th ed)
    Prentice Hall
    2005
  • Multi-Source Performance Assessments
    ICFAI University Press
    2005
  • Global Marketing
    Prentice Hall
    2004
  • Leadership in Organizations (5th ed)
    Prentice Hall
    2002
  • Modern Management (9th ed)
    Prentice Hall
    2002
  • Organization Theory: A Strategic Approach (6th ed)
    Prentice Hall
    2002

Presentations

  • Are Entrepreneurs Different
    May, 2018
    Eastern Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Providence, Rhode Island
  • Millennial Entrepreneurial Propensity: Theoretical Influence of B-School Curricula
    May, 2018
    Eastern Academy of Management, Providence, Rhode Island
  • Measuring, Explaining, and Managing Conflict on City Councils in Wisconsin Municipalities
    November, 2017
    Northeast Conference on Public Administration, Burlington, Vermont
  • Assessing Corporate Ethical Climate and Its Relationship to Job Satisfaction
    November, 2015
    Academy of Business Disciplines Annual Conference, Ft. Myers, Florida
  • Board of Director Composition and Financial Performance in a Sarbanes-Oxley World
    2009
    Southern Management Association Meeting, Asheville, North Carolina
  • The Effects of Repeated Multisource Feedback on Behavior Change for Managers
    August, 2007
    Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Variation in Work Ethic Between Workforce Professionals and College/University Seniors
    August, 2007
    Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Philiadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • The Effects of Individual Culture on Internet Marketing Efforts
    March, 2006
    Marketing Management Association, Chicago, Illinois
  • Information Literacy: Secondary Information Sources
    January, 2006
    International Teaching and Learning Conference, Lake Buena Vista, Florida
  • Validation of the Expanded Version of the Influence Behavior Questionnaire
    August, 2005
    Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Perceptions of an Internship Program: A Longitudinal Analysis
    August, 2003
    Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Tale of Two Tactics and Serendipity
    August, 2003
    Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington
  • Preliminary Validation of the Extended Version of the Influence Behavior Questionnaire
    April, 2002
    Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada
  • Two Field Experiments in the Effects of Combining a Training Workshop with Multisource Feedback
    August, 2001
    Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Washington, District of Columbia
  • A Field Experiment on the Effectiveness of 360-Degree Feedback and Training
    May, 2001
    European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology Conference, Paris, France
  • A Proposed Model of Theory Integration: Bridging the Gap Between Influence and Leadership Theories
    May, 2000
    Eastern Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Danvers, Massachusetts
  • The Effectiveness of Methods for Analyzing Multivariate Factorial Data
    August, 1999
    Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois
  • Age and Performance: Implications in an Organizational Setting
    May, 1999
    Eastern Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania