Faculty & Research

James G. Clawson

James G. Clawson, Johnson & Higgins Professor of Business Administration

  • AB, Stanford University; MBA, Brigham Young University; DBA, Harvard University
Office: FOB 293-B
Phone: +1-434-924-7488
E-mail: JimClawson@virginia.edu


Professor James Clawson has published a number of books including: FindingFIT (a comprehensive web-based approach to job search); Level Three Leadership 1-5th eds; Powered by Feel: How Individuals, Teams, and Companies Excel (with Doug Newburg); Balancing your Life: Executives Lessons for Work, Family and Self, Teaching Management (with Mark Haskins); and Creating a Learning Culture (with Marcia Conner). He teaches actively in all three formats (FT, EMBA, and GEMBA) of the MBA and in the doctoral program as well as leading and participating in several Executive Education programs.

Clawson's research addresses issues of leadership, career management, management development and mentoring. He has authored 17 book-length manuscripts and numerous articles and has written or supervised the writing of more than 250 cases on a variety of topics. Clawson has consulted with a number of corporations and organizations all over the world (North America, Central and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa) on leadership development, organizational design, management development, career management, managing change and human resource management. He also has taught at the International University of Japan as a visiting professor.

In 2009, he was named the David L. Bradford Educator of the Year by the Organizational Behavior Teaching Society and Reviewer of the Year by the Academy of Management Learning and Education Journal. Before joining the Darden faculty in 1981, Clawson taught at the Harvard Business School, worked as a functional trainer for Mobil Oil Company in Japan and served as an international banking officer for Wells Fargo Bank.



Faculty Publications


Managing Change
Career Management
Management Development
Tactical Leadership
Strategic Leadership

MBA Courses

First Year Leadership in Organizations
Tactical Leadership
Strategic Leadership
Doctoral Seminar in Pedagogy

Executive Education Courses

Power and Leadership: Getting Below the Surface
Managing the Corporate Aviation Function
Developing Leadership Capability in the Corporate Aviation Function
Leading Innovation: Transform Yourself, Your Team and Your Organization

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