UVA Darden Welcomes New Faculty Members

By Dave Hendrick

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business made three additions to its top-ranked faculty ahead of the new school year, welcoming renowned teachers and thought leaders in the fields of ethics, organizational behavior and entrepreneurship.

James Detert

James DetertJames Detert has joined Darden as a professor of business administration in the Leadership and Organizational Behavior area. Detert’s widely published research focuses on workplace courage, ethical decision making and behavior; why people speak up or stay silent at work; and other leadership-related topics.

An award-winning teacher, Detert has written cases and designed instructional material taught to students of all ages around the world.

Prior to joining Darden, Detert taught at Cornell University’s Johnson School of Management, where he served as faculty director for Cornell’s leadership program.

Mary Gentile

Mary GentileMary Gentile has joined Darden as a professor of practice in the Strategy, Ethics and Entrepreneurship area. Gentile is the creator and director of Giving Voice to Values, an innovative and widely used business curriculum for values-driven leadership that has been taught at hundreds of business schools and organizations.

Her award-winning book, Giving Voice To Values: How To Speak Your Mind When You Know What’s Right, has been translated into multiple languages.

An influential thought leader, consultant and instructor, Gentile most recently taught at Babson College prior to Darden. She also serves as a senior advisor at the Aspen Institute Business and Society Program.

David Touve

David TouveDavid Touve has joined Darden as director of the W.L. Lyons Brown III i.Lab at UVA. Touve came to Darden and the Batten Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation from UVA’s McIntire School of Commerce, where he served as director of the Galant Center for Entrepreneurship and helped launch the University’s minor in entrepreneurship.

Touve has founded or held advisory roles in a series of startups, and has been an advocate for the development of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the broader UVA community.

Touve’s research interests focus on opportunity, disruption and the relationship between the two.

About the University of Virginia Darden School of Business

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business prepares responsible global leaders through unparalleled transformational learning experiences. Darden’s graduate degree programs (MBA, MSBA and Ph.D.) and Executive Education & Lifelong Learning programs offered by the Darden School Foundation set the stage for a lifetime of career advancement and impact. Darden’s top-ranked faculty, renowned for teaching excellence, inspires and shapes modern business leadership worldwide through research, thought leadership and business publishing. Darden has Grounds in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the Washington, D.C., area and a global community that includes 18,000 alumni in 90 countries. Darden was established in 1955 at the University of Virginia, a top public university founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819 in Charlottesville, Virginia.


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