Sponsors Professor of Business Administration James R. Freeland teaches in the Technology and Operations area at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. He is involved in the required teaching programs in the MBA Full Time program and EMBA. He joined the Darden Faculty in 1979. From 1993-2012 he served in the Dean's Office as Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Research where he was chief strategist for faculty and research matters. Major accomplishments during his 19 years in the Dean's Office include hiring over 61 new faculty, increasing the diversity of the Darden faculty substantially, having Darden consistently rated as the best teaching faculty, significantly increasing the research productivity, and promoting evidence-based decision making to create a climate of equity and transparency for the faculty.
Freeland is the author of numerous technical and managerial papers in operations management science and has consulted with many companies on operations topics. His current interests include applying behavioral-thinking to operations. Before coming to Darden, Freeland taught at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Georgia Institute of Technology.