Dr. Dakes is a faculty associate in the College of Engineering at UW–Madison and the director of educational innovations and learning design for the Wisconsin School of Business. He has worked as the director of organizational development for an architectural engineering firm and as an organizational consultant for engineering and biotechnology firms. Dr. Dakes has a PhD in socio-technical systems engineering from UW-Madison and an Master of Science in mechanical engineering from Penn State University.
In the Master of Engineering in Engineering Management (MEM) program, Chris teaches EPD 618 Applied Leadership and Management of Engineering Organizations. He also teaches Engineering Leadership: Roles for the Future, Ways of Knowing Business, Personal and Professional Foundations in Business, Organizational Behavior, and Strategic Management.