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Paul Farris

Paul W. Farris

Landmark Communications Inc. Professor Emeritus of Business Administration

Farris is a top specialist in promotion and distribution. He is also well-versed in consumer advertising and branding strategy. His current research is focused on building coherent systems for integrating financial and marketing metrics.

In 2006, he wrote Marketing Metrics: 50+ Metrics Every Executive Should Master, which was selected by Strategy + Business as the 2006 Marketing Book of the Year. He co-authored the book Marketing Metrics: The Definitive Guide to Measuring Marketing Performance with Darden Professor Phillip Pfeifer and others in 2010. In 2013, he wrote “Retail Free-Riding: The Case of the Wallpaper Industry,” with M. Doane, S. Kucuk and R. Maddux in the Antitrust Bulletin. With Darden Professors Raj Venkatesan and Ron Wilcox, he is co-author of the forthcoming book Cutting-Edge Marketing Analytics: Real-World Cases and Datasets for Hands-on Learning.

Farris is on the board of directors of Sto Corp. and previously served on boards for the GSI Group, Ohio Art Company and other companies.

B.S., University of Missouri; MBA, University of Washington; DBA, Harvard University

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Mary Margaret Frank

Mary Margaret Frank

Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Development; John Tyler Professor of Business Administration

Frank’s expertise is in the integration of business and public policy, including cross-sector collaborations. She is a former board member of the Female Health Company, which works with public-private partnerships that empower women to fight HIV globally, especially in Africa.

Her additional expertise is in regulated disclosure focusing on tax, financial accounting and patent reporting. Her most recent research examines international tax settings. More broadly, her research focuses on the effects of regulated disclosure on corporate management, investors and entrepreneurs.

Frank practiced as a CPA and worked for Arthur Andersen in Washington, D.C., as a senior tax consultant. She served on the board of directors and chair of the Audit Committee of Veru Inc., formerly known as the Female Health Company. She wrote “The Potential for Inflating Earnings Through the Expected Rate of Return on Defined Benefit Pension Plan Assets” with Brian Adams and Tod Perry in Accounting Horizons.

Frank was awarded the 2014 Aspen Institute Faculty Pioneer Award for her innovative work teaching business school graduates how government and business can work together to solve problems and create opportunities.

B.S., M.Acc., Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Jim Freeland

James R. Freeland

Sponsors Professor Emeritus of Business Administration

Freeland has wide-ranging expertise; with an extensive background in operations management, his current area of focus is economic and opportunity inequality, and he teaches on both topics.

Freeland joined Darden in 1979 and served as the senior associate dean for faculty and research from 1993 to 2012. In that role, he oversaw the hiring of more than 60 new faculty members and significantly increased both the research productivity and diversity of the Darden faculty. Before coming to Darden, Freeland taught at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Georgia Institute of Technology.

BSIE, Bradley University; MSIE, Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology

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R Edward Freeman

R. Edward Freeman

University Professor; Elis and Signe Olsson Professor of Business Administration; Academic Director, Business Roundtable Institute for Corporate Ethics; Co-Academic Director, Institute for Business in Society

Freeman is best known for his work on stakeholder theory and business ethics, in which he suggests that businesses build their strategy around their relationships with key stakeholders. His expertise also extends to areas such as leadership, corporate responsibility and business strategy. Since writing the award-winning book Strategic Management: A Stakeholder Approach in 1984, countless scholars, business leaders and students worldwide have cited Freeman’s work.

Freeman also wrote Managing for Stakeholders: Survival, Reputation and Success and Stakeholder Theory: The State of the Art.

B.A., Duke University; Ph.D., Washington University

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Mary Gentile

Mary C. Gentile

Creator/Director, Giving Voice to Values; Richard M. Waitzer Bicentennial Professor of Ethics

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

Senior Associate Dean for Professional Degree Programs; Altec Styslinger Foundation Bicentennial 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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Kinda Hachem

Kinda Hachem

Morris Plan Associate Professor of Consumer Credit

An expert in banking, macroeconomics and monetary economics, Hachem’s research explores the implications of bank decision-making, the unintended consequences of financial regulation and the effect of central bank communication on expectations. In addition to her role as a member of the Darden faculty, she serves as a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Prior to joining Darden’s Global Economies and Markets area, Hachem taught at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Before earning her Ph.D. in economics from the University of Toronto, she worked at RBC Financial Group and the Bank of Canada.

B.Sc., M.A., Ph.D., University of Toronto

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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

Samuel L. Slover 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

Landmark Communications 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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