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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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Tami Kim

Tami Kim

Assistant Professor of Business Administration

Kim’s research delves into firm transparency, consumer empowerment and implicit contracts, with special interest in interpersonal relationships in the digital age. Not only has her work been published in leading academic journals, it has also been featured in media outlets including Harvard Business ReviewThe New York TimesThe Washington Post and The Atlantic.

Kim holds an A.B. in government from Harvard College and a doctorate of business administration in marketing from Harvard Business School, where she received the Wyss Award for Excellence in Doctoral Research and the HBS Dean’s Award.

A.B., Harvard College; DBA, Harvard Business School

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Anton Korinek

Anton Korinek

Associate Professor of Business Administration

An expert in macroeconomics, artificial intelligence, financial stability and international finance, Korinek currently researches the implications of AI for business, the economy and the future of work. His work has been featured in top journals and the mainstream media, including The EconomistThe Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg.

In addition to serving as associate professor at both UVA’s Darden School of Business and Department of Economics, Korinek is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Prior to his UVA appointments, he held positions at the University of Maryland as well as Johns Hopkins University, and he was a visiting scholar at Harvard University, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.

M.A., University of Vienna; Ph.D., Columbia University

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Andrea Larson

Andrea Larson

Associate Professor Emeritus of Business Administration

Larson explores topics at the interface of innovative entrepreneurship and sustainable business practices — she studies why and how going “green” and implementing sustainability corporate strategies make money and contribute to the common good. Sustainable business strategies integrate economic, social and environmental concerns into how products and services are designed, created and delivered. Sustainability strategies encompass performance measured as profitability, social equity, human health, ecological system preservation and community viability.

Larson focuses on innovative entrepreneurial teams, firms and supply chains engaged in sustainable business as a competitive strategy. She has published in Administrative Science Quarterly, the Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice and Interfaces. Larson was co-founder in 2002 of the “Ingenuity Project,” a program under the Batten Institute at Darden to integrate the study of entrepreneurial innovation with sustainable business practices. She has testified before Congress on the global sustainability/innovation revolution and developed an extensive curriculum for business schools on the issues.

Ph.D., Harvard University

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Timothy M. Laseter

Professor of Practice

Laseter’s purview includes operations strategy, innovation, emerging technology and internet retailing. In addition to teaching at Darden, he serves as a managing director at PwC’s global strategy consulting firm, Strategy&, and contributing editor for management magazine strategy+business. He is co-author of four books, papers in leading academic journals and nearly 50 articles in strategy+business.

Prior to joining the Darden faculty, Laseter was a partner at Booz Allen Hamilton, helping global businesses with supply chain management, strategic sourcing and operations strategy. He has also taught at a number of business schools, including Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business, IESE Business School, NYU Stern School of Business and London Business School.

B.S., Georgia Institute of Technology; MBA, Ph.D., University of Virginia

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Mike Lenox

Michael Lenox

Senior Associate Dean and Chief Strategy Officer; Tayloe Murphy Professor of Business Administration

Lenox’s expertise is in the domain of technology strategy and policy. He studies the role of innovation in helping a business succeed. In particular, he explores the sourcing of external knowledge by firms and this practice’s impact on a company’s innovation strategy. Lenox has a longstanding interest in the interface between business strategy and public policy as it relates to the natural environment; his work explores firm strategies and nontraditional public policies that have the potential to drive green innovation and entrepreneurship.

In 2013, Lenox co-authored The Strategist’s Toolkit with Darden Professor Jared Harris. His latest book, Can Business Save the Earth? Innovating Our Way to Sustainability, examines how innovation and action from multiple stakeholders may address the environmental crisis.

B.S., M.S., University of Virginia; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Casey Lichtendahl

Kenneth C. Lichtendahl Jr.

Associate Professor of Business Administration

Lichtendahl is an expert in probability forecasting and combining forecast — the art of helping management cope with the uncertainty of the future. His expertise reaches into decision analysis, dynamic programming and Bayesian statistics.

His research focuses on eliciting, evaluating and combining probability forecasts and on modeling the consumption/investment choices of individuals. He began his professional career in the beverage industry. In the 1990s, he co-founded the Tradewinds Beverage Company. He is one of the authors of “Is It Better to Average Probabilities or Quantiles?” forthcoming in Management Science.

A.B., Princeton University; MBA, University of Virginia Darden School of Business; M.S., Stanford University; Ph.D., Duke University

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Jeanne Liedtka

Jeanne M. Liedtka

Senior Associate Dean for Degree Programs; United Technologies Corporation Professor of Business Administration

Liedtka is an expert on the hot topic of design thinking and how it can be used to fuel innovation and organic growth.

Liedtka’s most recent books are The Catalyst: How You Can Lead Extraordinary Growth (named one of Businessweek’s best innovation and design books of 2009), Designing for Growth: A Design Thinking Tool Kit for Managers (winner of the 1800 CEO READ best management book of 2011), The Physics of Business Growth(2012) and Solving Business Problems With Design: 10 Stories of What Works (2013). Her latest book, Design Thinking for the Greater Good, studies design-led innovation projects in government and social sectors.

B.S., Boston University; MBA, Harvard University; DBA, Boston University

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Marc L. Lipson

Marc L. Lipson

Robert F. Vandell Professor of Business Administration

An expert in equity market trading and institutional investing, Lipson focuses his research on market microstructure — the study of how market design and organization affect price formation and liquidity. 

He has served as a visiting scholar at the New York Stock Exchange and on the NASDAQ Economic Advisory Board. Widely published, Lipson has also served as co-editor-in-chief of the journal Financial Management and is currently an associate editor for both the Journal of Financial Markets and the Journal of Corporate Finance. Prior to joining the Darden faculty, he taught finance at the University of Georgia.

B.A., M.S., University of Virginia; Ph.D., University of Michigan

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