Samuel Chun

Professor of Management Practice

Samuel Chun

Samuel Chun

Samuel Chun is the Professor of Management at the Olin Business School. He has taught graduate-level courses in: Sales & Marketing, Negotiation, Business Analytics, Strategy, Innovation, Decisions & Values, General Management & International Business, and others.

Prior to Washington University, he served as an Assistant Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School from 1995-2000.

At Olin, Sam managed corporate education for almost two decades, serving as the Assistant Dean and Director of Executive Development until 2022.

Past appointments include the US Department of Labor (economist), American Express (region director), InterMarkets (president & CEO), and the Saint Louis Ballet (board vice chairman).

Sam has authored a variety of Harvard Business School case studies and notes.

Area of Expertise

Management Strategy, Critical Thinking, Innovation and Growth, Business-to-Business Marketing, Pricing, Business Education, Management Development, Training and Development


  • Ph D 1995, Washington University in St. Louis
  • BA 1985, Grinnell College


  • Faculty Recognition Award - Executive MBA Mumbai Program, Olin Business School, 2017
  • Reid Teaching Award - EMBA MBA Shanghai, Olin Business School, 2017
  • Reid Teaching Award - Executive MBA St. Louis/Kansas City, Olin Business School, 2017

Teaching Interests

Data Analytics, Marketing, Strategy, Innovation, General Management, Negotiation, Leadership

Personal Interests

Cycling, Piano, Driving


Samuel Chun