Elias teaches communication and negotiation, with particular expertise in storytelling, careers, and conflict. Her research investigates historical and contemporary issues of gender and diversity in occupations and organizations, with a focus on the influence of social movements on corporate practices. Elias’ book was named a Best Summer Book of 2023: Business by the Financial Times and was a finalist for the Hagley Prize, awarded by the Business History Conference, for the best book in business history.

Before coming to Darden, Elias taught at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; the Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University; the SC Johnson College of Business, Cornell University; and the ILR School, Cornell University.

B.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia