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Chrys Egan

Chrys Egan


  • Florida State University, PhD, Communication, 1998
  • University of North Carolina - Greensboro, MA, Communication , 1994
  • University of North Carolina - Charlotte, BA, English, 1992

Areas of Expertise

  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Culture


Dr. Chrys Egan is the Associate Dean of the Fulton School of Liberal Arts and a Professor of Communication. She is Chair-Elect of the International Leadership Association’s (ILA) Public Leadership Community, Past-Chair of the ILA’s Women and Leadership community, Past-President of the Popular Culture Association in the South, and Past-President of the Maryland Communication Association. She has 40 academic publications and 50 popular press articles on communication, leadership, and culture. She is co-editor of the book Pathways into the Political Arena: The Perspectives of Global Women Leaders. She co-edited a special issue of Merits international journal on “Changing Realities for Women and Work.” She is co-editing an ILA book series on Transformative Women Leaders. She earned awards for President’s Diversity, Outstanding Faculty, Alumni Faculty Appreciation, Outstanding Research Mentor, Distinguished Faculty, BEACON Scholar-in-Residence, University System of Maryland Excellence in Mentoring, Maryland Top 100 Women (twice), Leadership Maryland, and Women and Leadership Outstanding Practice with Local Impact.