CHA Researchers

Carley Dodd and Suzie Macaluso developed the Church Health Assessment (CHA) specifically for use within Churches of Christ.


Carley Dodd

Carley Dodd

Dr. Carley Dodd is a retired professor of communication and former dean of the graduate school at ACU. He has been president or chair of several professional organizations and a consultant or trainer for over 80 corporate, church, and non-profit organizations, including Fortune 500s. Carley was named the Outstanding University Teacher of the Year in Texas and the ACU Teacher of the Year, and received the Top 30 Intercultural Scholars Award from the University of Shanghai. He has authored/co-authored around 140 articles and scholarly papers and 12 books. Carley serves as an elder at the Southern Hills Church of Christ. He holds a B.A. and an M.A. from ACU and a Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma.

Suzie Macaluso

Suzie Macaluso

Dr. Suzie Macaluso is an assistant professor of sociology and the director of the sociology program at ACU. She worked as a research assistant designing a national survey of Catholic Parishes for the Center on Pastoral Life at Notre Dame and has consulted with the Presbyterian Church, USA in the construction of denominational surveys. Suzie was selected as the Undergraduate Research Mentor of the year by her students at ACU. She is a published author with a specialty in church relations and scale construction. Suzie is an active member of the Minter Lane Church of Christ. She holds a B.S. from Cascade College and a graduate certificate in survey research, M.S., and Ph.D. from Purdue University.