PhD and MBA, University of California at Los Angeles
Hovig Tchalian studies the impact of language and communication on organizations and markets. His research helps explain how the “social conversation” around new ideas and practices like online shopping helps them get accepted. He teaches in the Practice of Management program, which focuses on communication, problem solving, and teamwork in the management and organizational setting. He also teaches in the Arts Management program and heads the Drucker Advisory Services at Claremont Graduate University, which brings together teams of professors, a professional project manager, and select graduate students to solve complex strategic challenges for large and medium-sized organizations. Tchalian has taught at both USC and UCLA and has consulted with Fortune 1000 firms while at the strategy-consulting firm Monitor Group.