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Mary Gentile

Mary C. Gentile

Creator/Director, Giving Voice to Values; Professor of Practice

Recently shortlisted for the Thinkers50 Ideas Into Practice Distinguished Achievement Award and dubbed “the Practical Ethicist” in Compliance Week’s 2017 Top Minds Awards, Gentile is an authority in values-driven leadership. Author of the award-winning book Giving Voice to Values, her curriculum of the same name has been piloted in more than 1,000 business schools and organizations around the globe.

In addition to her roles as creator/director of Giving Voice to Values and professor of practice at Darden, Gentile is senior adviser at the Aspen Institute Business and Society Program and consults on management education and leadership development.

B.A., College of William and Mary; M.A., Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo

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Yael Grushka Cockayne

Yael Grushka-Cockayne

Associate Professor of Business Administration

Grushka-Cockayne’s research and teaching activities focus on decision analysis, forecasting, project management and behavioral decision-making.

As an expert in the area of project management, she has served as a consultant to international firms in the aerospace and transportation industries. She is the secretary/treasurer of INFORMS Decision Analysis Society, a U.Va. Excellence in Diversity fellow and member the Project Management Institute.

B.Sc., Ben-Gurion University; M.Sc., London School of Economics; M.Res., Ph.D., London Business School

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Joseph W. Harder

Joseph W. Harder

Adjunct Associate Professor

Harder’s research interests encompass leadership, organizational change and reward systems. In particular he studies procedural justice in organizations, the effects of perceived injustice on individual performance, perceptions and effects of leadership, and pay-for performance systems; his dissertation topic was “Pay and Performance in Professional Sports.” 

Active in Executive Education as well as the MBA program, he has taught all over the world. Prior to joining the Darden faculty, Harder taught at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Santa Clara University. 

He is a passionate baseball fan and has attended 11 San Francisco Giants fantasy camps. 

B.S., Bethel College; MBA, Santa Clara University; Ph.D., Stanford University

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Jared Harris

Jared D. Harris

Associate Professor of Business Administration

Harris is an expert on both ethics and strategic management. His research centers on the interplay between ethics and strategy, with a particular focus on the topics of corporate governance, business ethics and interorganizational trust. Harris has written extensively on the topics of executive compensation and other governance-related topics.

Harris worked as a certified public accountant and consultant for several leading public accounting firms in Boston and Portland, Oregon, and served as the CFO of a small technology firm in Washington, D.C. He consults with several top financial services companies on the topics of strategic management, ethics and compliance.

He recently published The Strategist’s Toolkit, a primer on strategic thinking, with Darden Professor Mike Lenox. He also co-authored the recently published paper “Model-Theoretic Knowledge Accumulation: The Case of Agency Theory and Incentive Alignment” in the Academy of Management Review and a forthcoming paper titled “A Comparison of Alternative Measures of Organizational Aspirations” for the Strategic Management Journal.

B.S., M.Acc., Brigham Young University; Ph.D., University of Minnesota

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Mark Haskins

Mark E. Haskins

Professor of Business Administration

Haskins is an expert in the fields of performance management/measurement, corporate financial reporting, talent development and the design of effective learning experiences.

He has written extensively on these subjects and has taught Executive Education programs in these areas for global audiences at such companies as: AES Corporation, IBM, INTELSAT, MCI, Coopers & Lybrand, Aetna Insurance, Norfolk Southern Railroad, Messer Grieshem, Rolls Royce NA, Air Liquide America, MassMutual, Harris Corporation, the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Air Force.

Haskins is also author of the The Secret Language of Financial Reports and co-author of Teaching Management: A Field Guide for Professors, Consultants and Corporate Trainers.

B.B.A., University of Cincinnati; MBA, Ohio University; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

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Morela Hernandez

Morela Hernandez

Associate Professor of Business Administration

Hernandez is an expert on leadership, with research focusing on the ethics of leadership and the influence of diversity on organizational decision-making and processes.

Before coming to Darden, Hernandez worked in finance. She has also served as a leadership development coach at Duke University and the London Business School, as well as a business ethics adviser at the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke.

Hernandez previously taught at the University of Washington Foster School of Business, where she was honored with numerous teaching awards. She is widely published and frequently serves on Academy of Management panels and committees.

Hernandez speaks four languages.

B.A., Rice University; Ph.D., Duke University Fuqua School of Business

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Ed Hess

Edward D. Hess

Professor of Business Administration and Batten Executive-in-Residence

Hess is a top authority on organizational and human high performance. His studies focus on growth, innovation and learning cultures, systems and processes, and servant leadership.

Hess has authored 12 books, including The Physics of Business Growth: Mindsets, System and Processes, co-authored by Darden Professor Jeanne Liedtka, Grow to Greatness: Smart Growth for Entrepreneurial Businesses, and Learn or Die: Using Science to Build a Leading-Edge Learning Organization. His latest book is Humility Is the New Smart: Rethinking Human Excellence in the Smart Machine Age (January 2017), co-authored by Katherine Ludwig. He has written more than 100 articles and 60 Darden cases, and his work has appeared in more than 400 global media publications and programs.

B.S., University of Florida; J.D., University of Virginia; LLM, New York University

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Justin Hopkins

Justin J. Hopkins

Assistant Professor of Business Administration

Hopkins’ research interests include the effects of regulation on financial reporting, governance and economic outcomes. He focuses on securities and income tax regulation.

Prior to joining Darden, Hopkins worked as an auditor for Ernst & Young LLP and consulted for the Justice Department and Asian Development Bank. He is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer from the Dominican Republic.

B.S., M.P.Acc., Montana State University; Ph.D, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Alec Horniman

Alexander B. Horniman

Killgallon Ohio Art Professor of Business Administration; Senior Fellow, Olsson Center for Applied Ethics

Horniman has wide-ranging expertise in the fields of business ethics, developing personal leadership, executive behavior, managerial psychology, diverse work groups, managing personal and organizational change, and motivating to increase performance.

He is a senior fellow at Darden’s Olsson Center for Applied Ethics and served as founding director of the center — one of the first university-based ethics centers. Horniman’s current teaching and research interests focus on the areas of strategy, leadership, individual and organizational change, high performance and the moral and ethical issues of leadership.

He has served as a consultant for many companies, including IBM, Babcock and Wilcox Company, Irwin Union Bank and Trust, and Sewell Automotive. He has authored numerous case studies and articles about high performance and leadership challenges.

A.B., Middlebury College; MBA, University of California at Los Angeles; DBA, Harvard University

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Lynn Isabella

Lynn A. Isabella

Associate Professor of Business Administration

Isabella is an expert in leadership and how people think about change. She is an authority on leading and managing in a global environment and in competency in global leadership. As a teacher, consultant and executive coach, she teaches individuals and companies to develop talent and organizational effectiveness. Her research focuses on questions of developing personal leadership expertise, leading change as a middle manager and on the events that shape individual careers and propel organizational change.

Isabella is co-author of the books Alliance CompetenceLeader and Teams: The Winning Partnership and The Portable MBA, Fifth Edition.

B.S., Tufts University ; Ed.M., Harvard University; MBA, DBA, Boston University

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