Chris Day has extensive experience in the management department, College of Business, Eastern Michigan University, teaching a variety of courses, including management, human resources, communications, leadership, negotiation and international management, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Day holds a bachelor's in English, master's in English and a second master's in communication. She also holds a Ph.D., with an emphasis on organizational development and communication. She also has extensive academic preparation, including additional professional development training at Harvard Law School, MIT, the Hay Group (EQ) and in change management, Six Sigma Greenbelt and coaching. Day has also taught at University of Detroit/Mercy, Madonna University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and graduate classes at Baker College and The University of Michigan-Dearborn. She has rich global experience, including work assignments, projects, teaching and schooling on five continents.
Dr. Day has extensive Fortune Top five industry experience at Ford Motor Company. There she managed employee development programs in a cost constrained environment. She successfully implemented numerous international programs for improved employee performance and business acumen. She designed, wrote and distributed a monthly employee communication that provided business development and relationship building skills to a geographically dispersed workforce, with a readership of over 10,000 people globally. She supplemented the employee development program with an executive development communication for senior leadership. She was selected to serve on a team of ten who implemented an international knowledge transfer program, including design and delivery. She has also provided coaching for executive level clients. She also manages a consulting company which provides managerial skills and organizational development for organizations in southeastern Michigan.
Dr. Day's special area of interest is voracious learning. She has published numerous articles and books, including Discovering Connections (with foreword by Peter Senge), Share What You Know, No Surprises: Strategic Performance Management and Where I Live (edited for Tennessee Williams). She has authored and produced two plays. She recently published research on NASCAR ("Learn Fast or Your Fail: Learning at 200 m.p.h."), internships ("Mistaken Expectations that Decrease the Efficacy of the Internship Experience"), and cross-cultural global training ("Global Training, Multicultural Course Design and Delivery: The Impact on Cultural Style Adjustments of Faculty and Global Training Instructors"). In March 2010, she was award the EMU Lecturers Outstanding Teaching Award. In October 2011, the EMU Athletic Department awarded her the MVP (Most Valuable Professor) award.
Discovering Connections (with Foreword by Peter Senge)
Share What You Know, No Surprises: Strategic Performance Management
Where I Live (edited for Tennessee Williams)