Kathleen Chai

Kathleen Chai

College of Health, Human Services and Nursing

School of Nursing

Director and Chair, School of Nursing

(310) 243-2005


Dr. Kathy Chai considers her current time in academia to be her fourth career in nursing.She began as a pediatric nurse, was introduced to quality assurance and became involved in that field.  From there it was quality coordination and accreditation and licensure.  She finally opened her own consulting business while she was completing her education at CSUDH (Statewide Nursing Program) and then Claremont Graduate University.  She made one more leap back to service at Kaiser West Los Angeles and then began as a full time professor here at CSUDH in 2009. 

Research Interest

Involvement in research began with Dr. Chai’s doctoral program and continues in the area of online learning and students.  A great deal about online academic communication was learned from the role of BSN coordinator and that interest continues.

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