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Vidya Mani

Vidya Mani

Associate Professor of Business Administration

Mani is an authority in retail operations, supply chain risk management and sustainable operations, and illicit flows and counterfeit goods. Her research investigates and establishes the impact of operational decisions on performance under changing marketplace conditions. She studies how firms can make these decisions in a responsible and sustainable manner, specifically in the retail, electronics, oil and gas, and pharmaceutical sectors. 

Mani is currently a Franklin Fellow at the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor’s Office of International Labor Affairs, which leads the Department of State’s efforts to advance labor rights in U.S. foreign policy. She has also worked with the U.S. Department of Defense to mitigate counterfeit risk in the weapons system supply chain.

Prior to joining the Darden faculty, Mani taught at Penn State’s Smeal College of Business and earned her Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

B.E., MS University; MBA, Indian Institute of Technology; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School

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Panos Markou

Assistant Professor of Business Administration

Panos Markou’s research is built on empirically understanding how firms may manage and make better decisions in the face of risks that threaten to disrupt critical organizational processes. More specifically, his research focuses on managing the uncertainty inherent in innovative processes and mitigating high-impact operational and financial risks. He is a strong believer in bridging academia and industry: producing research that is grounded in practice and has the potential for large impact and relevance. To this end, Markou has collaborated with companies in a variety of industries such as the automotive, aviation, banking and pharmaceutical sectors.

Prior to joining Darden, Markou taught at the MBA, EMBA and Executive Education programs at the Cambridge Judge Business School in the U.K. and IE Business School in Spain. He also has several years’ experience working at BMW’s manufacturing facility in Spartanburg, South Carolina and the Research & Innovation Center (Forschungs- und Innovationszentrum) in Munich, as well as at Delta TechOps in Atlanta, Georgia.

B.Sc., Georgia Institute of Technology; M.Sc., Ph.D., IE Business School

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Sean Martin

Sean Martin

Donald and Lauren Morel Associate Professor of Business Administration

An expert in leadership, social class and ethics, Martin’s research addresses how organizational and societal contexts impart values and beliefs onto leaders and followers, and how those values influence their behaviors and experiences. His work has been featured in top academic journals, including Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Business Ethics and Organizational Psychology Review, as well as mainstream media outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Forbes, Fast Company, Inc., Harvard Business Review and Comedy Central. 

Prior to joining the Darden faculty, Martin taught at Boston College’s Carroll School of Management and Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management. 

B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara; MBA, California Polytechnic State University; Ph.D., Cornell University Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management

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G. Paul Matherne

G. Paul Matherne

Adjunct Faculty, Darden School of Business; Dammann Professor of Pediatrics, UVA School of Medicine

As a faculty member at both the UVA School of Medicine and the Darden School of Business, Matherne is an expert in both the health care and nonprofit sectors.

At the medical school, he has served as the physician leader for the UVA Children’s Hospital as well as the interim chief medical officer of the Health System and interim senior associate dean for clinical affairs in the School of Medicine, and as a clinician, he is a pediatric cardiologist.

In the nonprofit sector, Matherne has been extensively involved with the American Heart association both regionally and nationally. He has been on the board of Camp Holiday Trails, a camp for children with complex medical needs, and has served on the board of Special Hope Network, an NGO in Zambia developing programs for children with physical, intellectual and developmental disabilities. He has also worked with Gift of Life International developing sustainable cardiac surgery programs in developing countries and with the American Heart Association's Saving Children's Lives program in Botswana.

Matherne obtained an MBA at Darden in 2010, where he has been teaching for the past nine years in health care management and nonprofit management.

M.D., Texas A&M University;

MBA, University of Virginia Darden School of Business

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Pedro Matos

Pedro Matos

Academic Director of the Richard A. Mayo Center for Asset Management; John G. Macfarlane Family Chair and Associate Professor of Business Administration

Matos is an expert in the fields of asset management, investments, corporate governance and international finance. His research focuses on international corporate governance and the growing importance of institutional investors in financial markets worldwide.

Before Darden, Matos served as an economist for the Portuguese Ministry of Finance and as a consultant for the World Bank in Washington, D.C., and taught at the University of Southern California. He is a research associate at the European Corporate Governance Institute.

Matos is one of the authors of “Are US CEOs Paid More? New International Evidence,” published in February of 2013 in The Review of Financial Studies.

B.A., Universidade Nova de Lisboa; M.S., IST Universidade Tecnica de Lisboa and INSEAD; Ph.D., INSEAD

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Courtney McCluney

Courtney McCluney

Postdoctoral Researcher

McCluney serves as a postdoctoral fellow at both UVA’s Darden School of Business and Center for Interprofessional Education at the School of Nursing. Her research considers how marginalized employees — those lacking access, resources, status and power — successfully navigate organizational contexts so that they are not merely surviving, but thriving at work. It also investigates factors that enable marginalized employees to construct positive work identities and experience well-being. She has published in the Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, the Journal of Vocational Behavior and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal.

Prior to coming to Darden, she worked as a research associate at Catalyst Inc. and served as an AmeriCorps volunteer.

B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; M.S., Ph.D., University of Michigan

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Carolyn Miles

Carolyn Miles

Special Adviser and Professor of Practice

Miles served for eight years as chief executive officer of Save the Children, an organization that gives children around the world a healthy start, opportunities to learn and protection from harm. Before that senior leadership role, she had served in other leadership capacities since 1998, and under her senior leadership, the organization has more than doubled the number of children it reaches with nutrition, health, education and other programs.

Miles was named one of the 50 World’s Greatest Leaders by Fortune magazine, one of her many awards. She has also served on numerous boards, including Doerr Institute, Blackbaud, InterAction, USGLC, MFAN, Academy of Education, Arts and Sciences, FSG and Darden.

B.S., Bucknell University; MBA; University of Virginia Darden School of Business

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Marc Modica

Marc W. Modica

Senior Lecturer in Business Administration

Modica’s expertise in negotiation, communications and conflict management comes with broad international experience and particular interest in international business, economics and politics. At Darden, he teaches in Center for Global Initiatives, Global Executive EMBA, and Executive Education and Lifelong Learning programs. Additionally, he designs and delivers programs within the University of Virginia’s School of Medicine and Curry School of Education.

Modica has instructed and consulted all over the world, and before coming to Darden taught at the University of Washington, the University of Hawaii and the International University of Japan, at which he also served in several leadership roles.

B.S., M.A., University of Washington

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Marian Chapman Moore

Professor Emeritus of Business Administration

Moore’s expertise is in brand strategy, competitive marketing strategy and emotional responses to advertising.

She was founding associate dean of Darden’s MBA for Executives format of its MBA program and serves as faculty member in Darden’s full-time MBA program and Darden Executive Education courses.

Moore has published in top journals including the Journal of MarketingMarketing Science, the Journal of Consumer Research, and the Journal of Public Policy and Marketing. She has provided expert commentary for many law firms in cases involving competitive activity, brand meaning and brand infringement.

B.A., College of William and Mary; M.S., Virginia Commonwealth University; Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles

 

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Brian Moriarty

Brian Moriarty

Assistant Professor of Business Administration

Moriarty is an authority on public trust in business, communicating with stakeholders and business ethics. He teaches in the Management Communication area at Darden, where he previously served as an adjunct lecturer and director of the Institute for Business in Society. Additionally, he served as director of the Business Roundtable Institute for Corporate Ethics, an independent business ethics center housed at Darden.

From 2011 to 2014, Moriarty was selected one of the Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior by Trust Across America. He is co-editor of the book Public Trust in Business, and his articles on public trust in business and government have been featured in publications such as The Washington Post and Forbes.

B.A., Boston College; M.A., Wake Forest University; Ph.D., University of Virginia

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