Executive Education

The Faculty Team

Darden's highly acclaimed faculty, ranked No. 1 by Financial Times (2004-2011), has a long history of connecting to professionals and helping them solve their toughest business challenges and grow, both personally and professionally.


S. Venkataraman — Strategy
Faculty Leader

An internationally renowned scholar and educator in the field of entrepreneurship, “Venkat” teaches courses in strategy, entrepreneurship and ethics. He began his career as co-founder of a successful Indian technology spin-off. He consults with Fortune 500 firms and advises companies, universities and governments on strategy.


Alan R. Beckenstein — The Global Economy

Head of Darden's Global Economies and Markets area, Beckenstein teaches executives about open-economy macroeconomics, policy tools and the politics associated with them, emerging markets and global investing. His courses look at the past, present and the future. He has been the leader of significant learning activities in the public and private sector in New Zealand for 20 years.


Jolene H. Bodily — Wellness

Bodily’s “Sleep. Eat. Exercise. Rejuvenate.” framework helps executives enhance physical and mental energy, focus and stamina. Executive capacity, endurance and health are increased through coaching and practice tools designed for real life. A registered dietitian with a Master of Public Health, Bodily develops and delivers health, fitness and nutrition programs to private and corporate clients.


Robert F. Conroy — Finance

Conroy’s classes on corporate finance, valuation in financial markets and derivative securities prepare executives to navigate a  global economy. Conroy serves as chair of the full-time format of the Darden MBA. He has published numerous articles and cases on capital markets, and his research focuses on the Japanese financial markets. He has held a CFA charter since 1996.


Alexander B. Horniman — Behavioral Psychology and Leadership

Horniman’s “Leading, Learning and Change” framework has inspired thousands of leaders to think differently about how they lead and influence others. His classes aim to heighten your self-awareness and help you better understand your strengths as an influencer and a leader. Horniman served in the U.S. Army and as a special consultant to U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara.


Robert D. Landel — Systems

Landel brings realism to the “Four Ps” framework — Purpose, People, Processes, Performance — and provides an integrated, systems-thinking approach to business. He teaches courses in innovation and operations strategy, systems thinking and operational effectiveness. Landel consults with companies to develop high-performance work systems and coaches mid- and top-level executives in operations.

Marian Chapman Moore — Marketing Strategy

Moore emphasizes marketing as a system to design, deliver and sustain the customer value proposition. Moore designed the MBA for Executives format of the Darden MBA and has conducted pioneering research on consumers’ emotional responses to advertising and marketing managers’ strategic decision-making processes. She consults with major law firms, providing expert testimony on several marketing-related issues, such as brand infringement and dilution.

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