Professor’s Journey from the Army to Academia

Charn McAllister enrolled at West Point in July 2001, just two months before 9/11. He was 18 years old, a happy Long Island, New York, native. “I felt fortunate to be afforded all the privileges that freedom can offer,” recalled McAllister, now a newly appointed assistant professor of management and organizational development in the D’Amore-McKim School of Business, “and I felt the need to give back.”

As it turned out, his decision to serve in the military would go on to shape his career path, turning him into a scholar with a research focus on workplace politics.

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