BiographyPublications Education: B.S., Electrical Engineering, Tufts University; MBA, MIT Sloan School of Management; Ed.D., Higher Education Management, University of PennsylvaniaScott C. Beardsley is the ninth dean of the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. He joined the Darden School as dean and Charles C. Abbott Professor of Business Administration 1 August 2015 after 26 years at McKinsey & Company, during which he held numerous senior roles, most recently as senior partner and, from 2011 to 2014, as an elected member of McKinsey's global board of directors.Beardsley was drawn to the Darden School's global focus, its unparalleled academic rigor and education experience, and the University of Virginia's Jeffersonian tradition of excellence. A values-driven leader, Beardsley is passionate about business education and Darden's mission to improve the world by developing and inspiring responsible leaders and advancing knowledge.A skilled leader in executive education and capability building, Beardsley is a global strategy and regulation expert, who has served leading clients in the telecom, technology, public, nonprofit and professional services arenas in places such as China, Latin America, the Middle East, Silicon Valley, Europe, India and Africa. He has a proven track record of impact, entrepreneurship, and innovation involving shared governance and private and public sector clients.Beardsley was based for 24 of his 26 years at McKinsey & Company in the firm's Brussels, Belgium, office. After joining in New York City in 1989, he was elected partner in 1995 and senior partner four and a half years later - putting him among the fastest to rise to senior partner.Before becoming Darden's dean, Beardsley led the talent development of McKinsey's more than 12,000 professionals and helped lead the launch of the technology-enabled-learning platform McKinsey Academy. He co-chaired the committees that elect partners and senior partners.Prior to that role, he led McKinsey's strategy practice as managing partner in Europe, the Middle East and Africa for seven years, guiding it through a period of strong growth and innovation. Working on the ground in more than 40 countries and using an impact-driven approach to improve shareholder value, he has advised top decision-makers and complex companies on areas such as: performance transformation, strategy, human capital, marketing, efficiency, alliances and mergers.Dean Beardsley has led major research efforts on topics such as technology trends, the knowledge economy, regulation, IT productivity, performance transformation and broadband. Through his research on business in society, he helped to incubate the McKinsey Climate Change Special Initiative, dealing with issues such as carbon abatement and sustainability. His current research interests focus on higher education leadership and leadership development architectures.A frequent author, speaker and media commentator, he has presented at venues such as the World Economic Forum at Davos. A passionate faculty member, he has previously lectured in the MBA program of the Belgian business school Institut d'Administration et de Gestion. He has also served on a number of boards, including eight years as chair of the board of directors of the American Chamber of Commerce in Belgium.In May 2015, Beardsley earned an executive doctorate in higher education management with distinction from the University of Pennsylvania. He holds an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Sloan School of Management, where he received highest honors as a Henry S. Dupont III Scholar and was elected to serve as editor and marketing manager of the MIT Sloan Management Review. He received a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering magna cum laude from Tufts University, where he was awarded highest honors as the Eastman Kodak Scholar, and was elected to the national engineering honor societies Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu, as president.From a family of educators, Beardsley was born in Maine and grew up in Vermont and Alaska. He is a citizen of France and the United States and is bilingual in English and French. He resides in Charlottesville, Virginia, on the Lawn at the center of the University of Virginia's Academical Village, a UNESCO World Heritage site. He and his wife Claire Dufournet of Annecy, France, have three sons.Higher Calling: The Rise of Nontraditional Leaders in Academia(UVA Press, September 2017) Beardsley, Scott et al. (2014). Building Trust: The Role of Regulation in Unlocking the Value of Big Data. The Global Information Technology Report 2014. World Economic Forum. Beardsley, Scott et al. (2014). From Urgency to Opportunity: Priorities for a Prosperous Belgium. American Chamber of Commerce, Belgium.Beardsley, Scott et al. "Re-Establishing the European Union's Competitiveness with the Next Wave of Investment in Telecommunications." The Global Information Technology Report 2013. World Economic Forum.Beardsley, Scott et al. (2013). "Time to Act: Priorities for a Prosperous Belgium." American Chamber of Commerce, Belgium. Beardsley, Scott. Balancing Act. ING Expat Time. Spring 2013. Beardsley, Scott et al. Network Neutrality: An Opportunity to Create a Sustainable Industry Model. Global Information Technology Report, World Economic Forum, 2012. Beardsley, Scott; Enriquez, Luis; Guvendi, Mehmet; and Sandoval, Sergio. Creating a Fiber Future, the Regulatory Challenge. Global Information Technology Report, World Economic Forum 2011 (page 99). Beardsley, S.; Enriquez, L.; Bonini, S.; Sandoval, S.; & Brun, N. (2010). Fostering the Economic and Social Benefits of ICT. Global Information Technology Report, World Economic Forum 2010. Beardsley, Scott et al. (2009). Unshackled: How Regulation Can Amplify Mobile Service Benefits in Emerging Markets. Global Information Technology Report 2009. World Economic Forum. Beardsley, Scott et al. (2008). "Rethinking Regulation in Emerging Markets." Global Information Technology Report 2008. World Economic Forum. Beardsley, Scott; Enriquez, Luis; and Nuttall, Robin. "Managing Regulation in a New Era." The McKinsey Quarterly 1 (2008): 90-7Beardsley, Scott; Stephenson, Tom; and Yee, Lareina. Innovation Can Be Scaled. CRM Magazine, 2008 Beardsley, S. C.; Bonini, S.; Mendonca, L.; & Oppenheim, J. (2007). "A New Era for Business." Stanford Social Innovation Review, 5 (3), 56-63.Beardsley, Scott et al. (2007). Opportunities and Challenges of Next-Generation Networks in Telecommunications. Global Information Technology Report 2007. World Economic Forum. Beardsley, Scott; Bonini, Sheila; Mendonca, Lenny; Oppenheim, Jeremy. "Bringing Society into Strategy." McKinsey Staff Paper (Nov. 5, 2006).Beardsley, Scott et al. (2006). "The Infrastructure Challenge in Telecommunications: A Role for Regulation." The Global Information Technology Report. World Economic Forum. (Vol. 2006, pp. 25-37).Beardsley, Scott C.; Bradford C. Johnson; and James M. Manyika. "Competitive Advantage From Better Interactions." McKinsey Quarterly 2 (2006).Beardsley, Scott C.; Bugrov, Denis; and Enriquez, Luis. "The Role of Regulation in Strategy." The McKinsey Quarterly 4.21 (2005).Beardsley, Scott et al. (2005). "Is a New Regulatory Framework Needed for the Twenty-first Century?" Global Information Technology Report. World Economic Forum. Beardsley, Scott, and Farrell, Diana. "Regulation That's Good for Competition." The McKinsey Quarterly 2 (2005).Beardsley, Scott C.; Manyika, J.M.; and Roberts, R.P. "The Next Revolution in Interactions: An Introductory Note." The McKinsey Quarterly (2005).Beardsley, Scott; Enriquez, Luis; and Garcia, Jon C. "A New Route for Telecom Deregulation." McKinsey Quarterly (2004).Beardsley, Scott and Hundt, Reed. "Only Joined Up Policy Will Bring Broadband to All." Financial Times, 2004. Beardsley, Scott et al. (2004). "Towards a New Regulatory Compact." Global Information Technology Report. World Economic Forum.Beardsley, Scott and Enriquez, Luis. "New EU Telecom Rules Already Out of Date." Wall Street Journal, Dec. 2003.Beardsley, Scott et al. (2003). "ICT: A Critical Enabler of Management Innovation." The Global Information Technology Report. World Economic Forum. (Vol. 2003, pp. 58-73)Beardsley, Scott; Doman, Andrew; and Edin, Pär. "Making Sense of Broadband." McKinsey Quarterly 2 (2003): 78-87.Beardsley, Scott; de Boeck, Pedro; and Poswiata, Jacek. "What's Next for Eastern European Telcos." McKinsey Quarterly 4 (2002).Beardsley, Scott. Assessing and Managing the Impact of Telecom Deregulation. OECD Conference Dubai 2002. Beardsley, Scott et al. (2002). "Telecom Sector Reform: A Prerequisite for Networked Readiness." The Global Information Technology Report. World Economic Forum. (Vol. 2002, pp. 118-139)Beardsley, Scott and Enriquez, Luis. "A Regulatory Remedy for European Telecoms." Wall Street Journal, Nov. 2001. Beardsley, Scott C.; R. Raghunath; and Wilshire, Michael J. "The Emergence of Broadband in Europe." McKinsey Quarterly 2 (2001).Beardsley, Scott C., et al. "Europe's High Speed Mosaic." The McKinsey Quarterly 1 (2001).Beardsley, Scott and Balsinde, Rolando. "Dial M for Merger." Wall Street Journal, April 1999.Beardsley, Scott. "Full Telecom Competition in Europe Is Years Away," Wall Street Journal, May 1998.Beardsley, Scott, and Evans, Andy. "Who Will Connect You?" The McKinsey Quarterly (Nov. 1998).Beardsley, Scott; Miles, Allen; and Rose, John. "A Bouquet of Choices: The Future of Direct-to-Home Television." The McKinsey Quarterly (Feb. 1997).Beardsley, Scott, and Patsalos-Fox, Michael. "Getting Telecoms Privatization Right." McKinsey Quarterly 1 (1995).Beardsley, Scott C.; Bray, Warwick D.; and Van Rooijen, Marc CW. "The Great European Multimedia Gamble." McKinsey Quarterly (1995).