Chuck Wall, Ph.D.
Chuck Wall overcame blindness to earn a Ph.D. from UCLA in the combined fields of Management and Educational Administration. In addition, he holds a B.A. and an M.B.A. from San Francisco State University in the areas of management, marketing and group dynamics. Dr. Wall has been Professor of the Year for the State of California Community College system where he taught at Bakersfield College until his retirement in 2006. He has received international acclaim for his creation of the “random act of kindness” movement which has resulted in some 350 television and radio appearances including the Oprah Show, CNN, The Hour of Power, and he has been honored by the U.S. House of Representatives for his humanitarian work. He has worked for the President of the United States developing a stage production about the future of America and designed a desegregation program for the nation’s schools. In the Spring of 2010 he completed work producing a high school stage play called The Visitors which describes his concept of kindness. He has authored or co-authored six books and numerous articles. In 2012 he was once again named one of the 50 most influential people to live in Kern County, California since its creation in 1894. In 2013 he was named one of the “Stars” responsible for the 100 year history of Bakersfield College and in 2014 he was inducted into the East Bakersfield High School Hall of Fame. Dr. Wall now lectures on the topics of “Kindness as a Way of Life,” motivation and morale and stress and burnout in the professions and is a sought after motivational speaker. He has also won several blue ribbons for his wood working and ceramic creations. While blindness is a reality, he does not consider himself disabled but must spend extra time dealing with one of life’s little nuisances.
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