Steven Chaikelson has been the adjunct assistant professor and theatre management program coordinator for the Columbia University School of the Arts since 1998.
He is the first official graduate of Columbia University's joint degree program in law and theatre management. Chaikelson co-authored Theatre Law: Cases and Materials, (with Robert M. Jarvis) Carolina Academic Press, 2004.
Chaikelson has managed and produced theatrical productions on and off Broadway and across the United States. His Broadway theatre management credits include Elaine Stritch At Liberty, 2002; George Gershwin Alone, 2001; A Moon for the Misbegotten, 2000; The Price, 1999–2000; Death of a Salesman (Broadway and Showtime productions, starring Brian Dennehy), 1999; Fool Moon, 1995 and 1998; Freak, 1998; Julia Sweeney's God Said Ha!, 1996.
Chaikelson received his J.D from Columbia Law School in 1993 and his A.B. from Columbia College in 1989.