Definition of Department head

1. Noun. The head of a department.

Generic synonyms: Chief, Head, Top Dog

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Department Head

department head (current term)
department of English
department of anthropology
department of biology
department of chemistry
department of computer science
department of corrections
department of economics
department of history
department of linguistics
department of local government
department of mathematics
department of music
department of philosophy
department of physics

Literary usage of Department head

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Public School Administration: A Statement of the Fundamental Principles by Ellwood Patterson Cubberley (1916)
"... CHAPTER XIII ORGANIZATION OF THE EDUCATIONAL DEPARTMENT The superintendent as a department head. In addition to being the executive head of the whole ..."

2. Change Is the Rule: Practical Actions for Change: On Target, on Time, on Budget by Winford E. Holland (2000)
"A department head is tired of being bugged by his assistant department head ... The department head asks the change coach why in the world the employees ..."

3. Annual Conference Proceedings of the American Library Association by American Library Association. Conference, American Library Association (1911)
"I do entirely believe in a distinct and complete organization of a catalog department, not in the system some libraries use in having a department head, ..."

4. Science and Common Sense in Working with Men by Walter Dill Scott, Mary Holmes Stevens Hayes (1921)
"Selecting a department head Suppose you have in your organization a department consisting of twenty girls who are typing letters. ..."

5. Annual Proceedings: Addresses, Reports, Bibliographies and Discussions (1921)
"It seems that nearly all of the stores in the Retail Research Association get the approval of the department head on the person they hire, but that approval ..."

6. The Government of American Cities by William Bennett Munro (1920)
"Since the work of a department head is specialized, the test must be ... There are so many points at which a department head must come into touch with the ..."

7. Annual Proceedings: Addresses, Reports, Bibliographies and Discussions (1915)
"Verbal notice—power originates with immediate superior in some departments; all cases come to the attention of the department head for final decision. 25. ..."

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