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Morela Hernandez

Morela Hernandez

Donald and Lauren Morel Emerging Scholar 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 Emeritus of Business Administration and Batten Executive-in-Residence Emeritus

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 13 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 BusinessesLearn or Die: Using Science to Build a Leading-Edge Learning Organization and Humility Is the New Smart: Rethinking Human Excellence in the Smart Machine Age (January 2017), co-authored by Katherine Ludwig. His newest book is Hyper-Learning: How to Adapt at the Speed of Change (September, 2020). He has written more than 160 practitioner articles and 60 Darden cases, and his work has appeared in more than 400 global media publications.

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

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Justin Hopkins

Justin J. Hopkins

J. Harvie Wilkinson Jr. Associate 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 Emeritus 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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Toni Irving

Toni Irving

Frank M. Sands Sr. Professor of Practice

Irving has decades of experience across multiple interconnected disciplines, including finance, health care, academia, consulting, government, philanthropy and nonprofit management. At Darden, she teaches, writes and consults on topics ranging from leadership, organizational behavior, nonprofit management, cross-sector partnerships, social impact, corporate responsibility and business ethics.

Prior to joining Darden, Irving launched and led the social impact fund Get In Chicago, which worked with corporations, government, health systems and private philanthropy. The public-private partnership developed data-driven solutions to some of Chicago’s most difficult social and economic problems by investing in, evaluating, and building capacity in nonprofit organizations supporting public systems. Additionally, she was a member of the faculty at the University of Notre Dame, where she conducted research and teaching at the intersection of law, literature and social policy.

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs recently named Irving a nonresident senior fellow, global cities.

B.A., University of Virginia; M.A., University of Kent; Ph.D., New York University

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Lynn Isabella

Lynn A. Isabella

Frank M. Sands Sr. 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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Dennie Kim

Dennie Kim

Assistant Professor of Business Administration

Dennie Kim is an Assistant Professor of Business Administration in the Strategy, Ethics, and Entrepreneurship area at Darden. His research examines the design and performance of whole organizational networks, with particular interest in U.S. health care delivery and reform. Current work examines the networks of Medicare Accountable Care Organizations and surgical procedures, as well as the emergence of retail health clinics in the U.S.

He earned his Ph.D. in business administration from the University of Minnesota and A.B. in biology from Harvard University. Prior to joining academia, he worked for several years as a strategy consultant in the biopharmaceutical industry and project manager in hospital administration.

B.A., Harvard University; Ph.D., University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management

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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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