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Dani Chesson, PhD

Antioch University Graduate School of Leadership and Change

Educational History

  • Ph.D. in Leadership and Organizational Change, Antioch University 2017
  • Master of Science in Organization Development, Queens University of Charlotte 2016
  • Master of Science in Business Administration, Queens University of Charlotte 2012
  • Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communication (graphic design), State University of New York, Farmingdale 2005

Chesson, D. (2018). Meeting 21st Century Organizational Challenges with Design Thinking. Organization Development Journal, 36(3), 73-81.

Chesson, D. (2017). Design Thinker Profile: Creating and Validating a Scale for Measuring Design Thinking Capabilities.

Data, Design, and the Why.Charlotte American Market Association, Charlotte, NC, May 2015. Helped participants understand how to cut through the clutter of data, avoid analysis paralysis, and make meaningful decisions using data.  (Link)

Design Thinking, So What? HR Leadership Summit, Charlotte, NC, October 2016. Shared personal research on design thinking and how organizations can help develop these capabilities in their workforce.  (Link)

Research Affiliate,

Graduate School of Leadership & Change


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