Charn McAllister wears many hats - most of them being Irish caps. He is a professor of management in the W.A. Franke College of Business at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona where he feels incredibly fortunate to pursue his passion of teaching leadership and ethics to undergraduates.
He graduated from West Point and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in 2005. He trained as an OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter pilot and then served as a platoon leader during Operation Iraqi Freedom 07-09. After his return, he commanded an Air Cavalry Troop and a Headquarters Troop both in and out of combat during his second deployment (OIF 10-11). After leaving the military, Charn earned his PhD in Business Administration at Florida State University.
Charn researches and writes about interpersonal mistreatment, political skill, and stress. His writing has been published in various academic and popular outlets such as the Journal of Applied Psychology and Harvard Business Review.
His first book, Political Skill at Work, is aimed at helping people become more successful in the workplace by teaching them how to effectively influence others in order to help them achieve their goals.
Outside of work, Charn loves ultrarunning and adventuring with his family. He has run five separate 100+ mile races including the Fat Dog 120, rated as one of the 9 toughest ultra marathons. Charn also completed the Moab 240, a 240-mile footrace across the desert and mountains of Moab, UT. When he is not running, he loves to cycle, ski, and hike with his wife and son.