Dr. Shukla received a Master’s of Science degree from the University of Southern California and his Ph. D. from the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Shukla has a total of six university degrees.  He joined Chapman University in 1985 and is an Associate Professor of  Management. He has previously worked in faculty and administrative positions at California State University campuses, USC, and at California community colleges.  He has edited two published textbooks and has presented/published several papers.  His research focuses upon the application of managerial and strategic decision-making tools. He is a Sam Walton SIFE Fellow.


In 2009, Dr. Shukla was appointed in the newly created position of Vice Chancellor for Entrepreneurship at Chapman University; the objective of this position is to create entrepreneurial opportunities and values across the entire campus.  Since 2006, he has served as Director of the Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Ethics within the Argyros School of Business and Economics. He was previously in charge of the Small Business Management programs at CSU Long Beach and CSU Northridge.  He is the faculty advisor to Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity, Students in Free Enterprise, Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization, and the International Student Association at Chapman University.

Dr. Shukla has helped Chapman University students to win individual and team regional, national, and global awards/finalist rankings in Entrepreneurship & Business Plan Contests. The entrepreneurship program at Chapman University is currently ranked # 10 among undergraduate programs and # 9 among graduate programs nationally by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine out of 2300 programs surveyed in 2007.  In 2008, Chapman University received the 1st Place National Innovative Pedagogy Award from the United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship. In 2009, Chapman University finished 2nd Place for the Model MBA Program in Entrepreneurship nationally as evaluated by USASBE.

Dr. Shukla received the 1st Place Best Faculty Advisor Award from Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization in 2006 out of all global chapters.  In 2008, he was selected to receive an Excellence in Entrepreneurship Education Teaching Award from the ACTON Foundation for Entrepreneneurship  Excellence to recognize the best entrepreneurship instructors nationally. He has served as a Curriculum Study Guide Developer and test writer for the “Economics and Entrepreneurship” section of the United States Academic Decathlon.  Dr. Shukla served as a business reviewer for the Advanced Technology Program of the Department of Commerce where he reviewed business plans for federal funding support.  Dr. Shukla has consulted with entrepreneurial firms at all stages--- business plan, inception, growth, succession planning, going public, and  liquidation.

Dr. Shukla currently serves on the Board of Directors of: the Orange County Forum, Orange County Innovation, the Harvard Business School Alumni of OC Entrepreneurship Conference, the City of Orange Economic Development Committee,  and the Friends of the Villa Park Library. Dr. Shukla has previously served on the Board of Directors of the Orange County Mental Health Association.  He is on the national advisory board of StudentBusinesses.com, a social network for entrepreneurship students and investors started by Harvard University students.

P. K. Shukla is married to Yatri Shukla, has two daughters Monica and Amy, and lives in Villa Park, California.

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