Chris McCusker, Ph.D.

Chris McCusker, Ph.D.

Senior Consultant

Turknett Leadership Group

Chris McCusker has a B.S., A.M. and Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. McCusker is an educator and executive coach.

Chris has held full-time faculty positions at Columbia Business School, Yale School of Management (10 years), and, most recently, A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University (16 years). His most popular courses were Executive Leadership, Managing Cultural Differences and Negotiation.

Chris has extensive international experience. He has taught courses for many universities around the world including ITAM (Mexico), Monterrey Tech (Mexico), University of Carmen (Mexico), University of the Andes (Colombia), ICESI (Colombia), Centrum (Peru), University of Chile, IESA (Venezuela, Panama), Francisco Marroquin (Guatemala), AVT Management Institute (Denmark), University of Zurich (Switzerland), Greek Hellenic University, Hebrew University (Israel), University of Cypress, Abu Dhabi University, United Arab Emirates University, Fudan University (China),and National University of Singapore. Dr. McCusker have nine awards for excellence in teaching.

Dr. McCusker is an executive coachand public speaker. He conducts his executive coaching practice in collaboration with the Turknett Leadership Group ( His speciality seminar topics include:

  • Leadership
  • Crisis leadership
  • Negotiation
  • Ethics
  • Team building
  • Conflict management

Past clients include: FBI National Academy Association, Underwriters Laboratories, United Way, Kroger, Entergy, Federal Home Loan Bank, AGL Resources, and many others.