For more than three decades, Dr. Chris Lockwood has been an educator in organization assessment, strategic management, organization theory and human resources. He has enlightened students to these practices in both undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as encouraged these young minds in their pursuits of leadership and group roles. As an educator and business, he has also applied his practical knowledge of management consulting to the classroom. With this kind of resource, he has been an integral figure in both business and academic settings. Prior to retirement and receiving the Emeritus Associate Professor of Management title, Dr. Lockwood served for a number of years with Northern Arizona University. Furthermore, he has garnered experience as a member and judge on the Arizona Governor’s Advisory Council on Quality. Dr. Lockwood has co-authored two books, 14 professional journal articles and 22 refereed and published proceedings papers and numerous presentations at professional and civic meetings.
Dr. Lockwood prepared for a career in these areas by first earning a bachelor’s degree from Chaminade University in 1980. He continued learning at Arizona State University, receiving an MBA and PhD at the institution in 1982 and 1991, respectively. Prior to his formal education, he served in the US Navy from 1964 to 1980. He was honorably discharged as an Electronics Technician Chief Petty Officer. His assignments during his service included being on the staff of two admirals. In 2009, Dr. Lockwood was recognized with a Distinguished Research Award from the Academy of Educational Leadership. Throughout his career, he has maintained professional affiliation with the Academy of Management, with the American Society for Quality and the Academy of Educational Leadership.