Larry W. (Chip) Hunter joined the Fox School of Business and the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management at Temple University in August 2023. Chip, along with the faculty and staff he leads, is committed to delivering business education that creates opportunities for all students and builds on and strengthens the economy of Greater Philadelphia and beyond. Under his leadership, the Fox School brings world-class faculty and cutting-edge scholarship into the classroom, helping students to acquire state-of-the-art knowledge and to develop critical thinking.
Chip is an advocate for our public research universities and the role they play in social mobility. He believes that such a premier education ought to be available to all students willing and able to do the work expected.
An award-winning scholar specializing in human resources and industrial relations, Chip recently served as the president of the Industry Studies Association, a community of scholars committed to rigorous field-based work. His research draws on a deep understanding of the dynamics of industries from auto manufacturing to long-term care to retail banking, with a focus on managing human resources to promote organizational goals and positive outcomes for workers.
Immediately preceding his appointment at Temple, Chip served as dean of the Carson College of Business at Washington State University for eight years. Prior to that, he held the Pyle-Bascom Professorship as a member of the faculty of the Wisconsin School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He served on the Wisconsin faculty for 13 years, winning multiple teaching awards and serving in a series of leadership roles including senior associate dean. Before joining the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2002, he spent eight years on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania, where he also was an award-winning teacher and researcher.
Chip earned his bachelor’s degree at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Harry S. Truman Scholar. At Penn, he was awarded a Thouron Scholarship to study in the United Kingdom, and he holds a master’s degree in philosophy, politics and economics from Oxford University. He earned his doctoral degree in industrial relations and human resource management from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.