Richard Chait, Ph.D.

Dr. Richard Chait is a Professor of Education, Emeritus, and Director, Study of New Scholars at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Richard studies the management and governance of colleges and universities.  He has expertise on terms and conditions of faculty employment, including promotion and tenure procedures, academic freedom, and faculty evaluation and also studies the roles, responsibilities, and performance of boards of trustees.

Richard lectures widely and advises top Universities and Health Care institutions on governance and leadership. His publications include the following:

Governance as Leadership (with W. Ryan and B. Taylor), (2004)

The Questions of Tenure, ed., (2002)

Improving the Performance of Governing Boards (with T. Holland and B. Taylor), (1996)

The Effective Board of Trustees (with T. Holland and B. Taylor), (1996)

Beyond Traditional Tenure (with A. Ford), (1982)

How to Help Your Board Govern More and Manage Less (NCVO management), (1993); (Boardsource Governance Series), (2002)