Chris Carr


Contact Information

Phone: 805-756-2657
Office Location: 003-442

Professor Carr teaches courses and topics on domestic and international business law, business regulation, administrative agencies, public policy, business ethics, presentation innovation and design (including data visualization), and oral and written business communication. He designed, launched and led the business school’s MBA course and field trip to China, with two additional trips to India. He developed and led a similar global supply chain course to China for undergraduate students. These courses enable Cal Poly students to experience the business future that is Asia. He also teaches as a visiting professor at Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management.

On three occasions Professor Carr received the business school’s student selection for outstanding faculty member. Based on student impact and research he was awarded the Jacobsen Faculty Fellowship. Post-tenure and promotion to professor, he served for five years as associate dean. Chris was an integral part of the senior leadership team that worked with faculty, students and alumni to balance the college budget, reaffirm the college’s AASCB accreditation, and for the first time assist Cal Poly to break into Bloomberg Businessweek’s top 100 undergraduate business programs.

Professor Carr earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska, master’s degree in political science from UCLA, and law degree with cum laude distinction from Santa Clara University. In 2017 he served as the US-Italy Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Business at the University of Naples – Parthenope.  Professor Carr has also consulted as a Fulbright Senior Specialist on capacity building, rule of law, entrepreneurship, and academic program development with elite science and engineering universities in Tunisia and Pakistan and the top Mongolian finance and economics institute. He remains an active member of the California bar.