In his book, Dealing with Dysfunction, Dr. Castallo details approaches university and college/department leaders can take to build more collaborative cultures focused on carrying out the missions of both their colleges and institutions. As a result of more than 30 years in higher education, Dr. Castallo will share experiences and provide strategies for leaders in higher education as to what they can do to improve the performance of both effective faculty and staff, as well as those who fail to work cooperatively with colleagues toward their departments’ missions.
Dr. Rick Castallo is a professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at California State University at Northridge. In addition to 25 years as a department chair, he has several years experience as a school teacher and administrator. Prior to his time in California, he spent twenty years in the same position at the State University of New York at Cortland. In addition to his role as a professor, Rick has been a college administrator, department chair, public school teacher, and high school principal. Rick also cofounded the consulting firm Castallo & Silky, and in that role has worked with hundreds of leadership groups, faculties, and boards throughout the country in their efforts to make their organizations more effective.