UVA Darden Announces Faculty Promotions

01 July 2021

By Dave Hendrick


Following approval from the University of Virginia Board of Visitors, the University of Virginia Darden School of Business has announced a number of faculty promotions and new chair appointments.

Several of the faculty chairs were awarded after being endowed through generous donations made in support of Darden’s Powered by Purpose campaign, a part of the UVA Honor the Future capital campaign. Donors to the School have funded the creation of 28 new endowed faculty chairs since the start of the campaign.

The promotions and new chairs include:

  • Professor Yiorgos Allayannis as the Robert F. Bruner Distinguished Professor of Business Administration
  • Professor Manel Baucells as the David M. LaCross Associate Professor of Business Administration
  • Professor Alan Beckenstein as the Robert D. Landel Distinguished Professor of Business Administration
  • Professor Peter Belmi promoted to associate professor of business administration without term (tenured) and named as the Scott C. Beardsley Associate Professor of Business Administration
  • Professor Robert Carraway as the Yiorgos Allayannis Distinguished Associate Professor of Business Administration
  • Professor Raul Chao as the Oliver Wight Associate Professor of Business Administration
  • Professor Luca Cian promoted to associate professor of business administration without term (tenured) and named as the Killgallon Ohio Art Associate Professor of Business Administration
  • Professor Greg Fairchild promoted to professor of business administration and will continue as Isidore Horween Research Professor of Business Administration
  • Professor Mary Gentile as the Richard M. Waitzer Bicentennial Professor of Ethics
  • Professor Kinda Hachem as Morris Plan Associate Professor of Consumer Credit
  • Professor Justin Hopkins as the J. Harvie Wilkinson Jr.  Associate Professor of Business Administration
  • Professor Sean Martin promoted to associate professor of business administration without term (tenured) and named as the Donald and Lauren Morel Associate Professor of Business Administration
  • Professor Daniel Murphy as the Jung Family Associate Professor of Business Administration
  • Professor Lili Powell as the Julie Logan Sands Associate Professor of Business Administration
  • Professor Melissa Thomas-Hunt appointed as Professor of Business Administration and as the John D. Forbes Distinguished Professor of Business Administration
  • Professor June West as the Marjorie R. Sands Associate Professor of Business Administration

In May, Professor Bobby Parmar received the 2021 UVA Alumni Association Distinguished Professor Award.

Term and permanent endowed chairs help Darden attract and retain outstanding faculty. Faculty excellence — and empowering the faculty to teach and conduct research at the highest level — allows the School to further its mission to improve the world by inspiring responsible leaders through unparalleled transformational learning experiences.

About the University of Virginia Darden School of Business

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business delivers the world’s best business education experience to prepare entrepreneurial, global and responsible leaders through its MBA, Ph.D., MSBA and Executive Education programs. Darden’s top-ranked faculty is renowned for teaching excellence and advances practical business knowledge through research. 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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