Admissions is teaming up with Darden Ideas to Action, to host a limited webinar series featuring members of Darden’s top-ranked faculty and highlight their recent research. In ‘Office Hours’, presented by Darden Ideas to Action, we’ll discuss insights on current events as it relates to the faculty’s area of expertise, and get their firsthand perspectives on the teaching-learning experience at Darden. These thought leadership sessions are open to all prospective Darden students, and will include a brief Q&A. We will be adding more faculty to our lineup throughout the spring, so keep an eye on our events calendars (MBA | Executive MBA) for the most up to date information.
The School has earned top-notch rankings in recent years that highlight the faculty’s unparalleled dedication to creating the best education experience possible, including No. 1: Best education experience in the U.S. (The Economist, 2011–19) and No. 1: Faculty (The Economist, 2017–19, (The Princeton Review, 2017–20).
Learn more about our upcoming webinar guests and register for the sessions below!
5 March | Richard Evans, Donald McLean Wilkinson Associate Professor of Business Administration
Professor Evans’ research and teaching focus is investment decision-making. He explores risk taking by mutual fund managers, the role of broker intermediation in mutual fund investing, the impact of commission bundling and other trading costs on portfolio performance and retail and institutional-investor behavior.
For bonus insights, check out this oldie but a goodie video of Professor Evans teaching his 2017 finance class by using the case method. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtJuYTeGOTU&t=6s
Professor Evans’ Ideas to Action collection: https://ideas.darden.virginia.edu/richard-b-evans
- Cooperation vs. Competition: What Do You Want in Your Mutual Fund?
- 3 Questions: Exchange Traded Funds and Market Efficiency
- Q&A: When It Comes to Your Mutual Funds, Managers’ Political Beliefs Matter
16 April | Kinda Hachem, Associate Professor of Business Administration
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.
Professor Hachem was named to Poets & Quants’ list of 2020 Best 40 Under 40 MBA Professors, which aims to “identify young business school faculty from around the globe, educators who have demonstrated research acumen, teaching prowess, and impact on students, former students, their colleagues and administrators.
Professor Hachem’s Ideas to Action collection: https://ideas.darden.virginia.edu/kinda-hachem
- ‘She Came and Moved Mountains’: UVA Darden Professor Kinda Hachem
- Yes, And: Tech and Psychology, Process Improvement and Health Care, Football and Strategy – What to Read Now
- Coronavirus and the Economy: 5 Big Questions on the Stunning Collapse and Enormous Response
7 May | 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.
Professor Kim’s Ideas to Action collection: https://ideas.darden.virginia.edu/dennie-kim
- Rethinking US Health Care in a Post-Pandemic Future
- Retail Health Clinic Leaders Help Flatten the Curve of COVID-19
4 June | Greg Fairchild, Isidore Horween Research Associate Professor of Business Administration, Associate Dean for Washington, D.C., Area Initiatives and Academic Director of Public Policy and Entrepreneurship
Greg Fairchild is an expert in business strategy, business ethics, leadership and entrepreneurship. He specializes in underserved, overlooked markets and has taught financial literacy to victims of domestic violence, and has launched a program to teach entrepreneurship and business skills to inmates re-entering society.
Professor Fairchild was named one of the 10 Best Business School Professors in the World by CNNMoney/Fortune in 2012 and one of the 50 Best Business School Professors by Poets & Quants. He was the lead investigator in a study of business models and public policy issues in the field of community development finance, an initiative supported by a $850,000 grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
Professor Fairchild’s Ideas to Action collection: https://ideas.darden.virginia.edu/gregory-b-fairchild
- Wells Fargo, Corn Tostadas and a Changing Compton
- Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Foundations and the Future
- Keys to Small Business Resilience in Uncertain Times
- New Book From UVA Darden Professor Greg Fairchild Explores Overlooked US Markets
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