C. Stewart Sheppard Professor Robert Harris has served as the University of Virginia Darden School of Business's dean, and prior to that, as chief learning officer and vice president of United Technologies Corporation.
His research has focused on corporate finance, private equity, financial markets and mergers and acquisitions and has been widely published in leading academic and practitioner journals in finance and economics. He has been a visiting scholar at London Business School, Oxford University (England) and the University of Otago (New Zealand) and a recipient of research and teaching awards. In addition to teaching undergraduate, graduate and executive audiences, he has authored financial textbooks, computer tutorials and dozens of business cases and teaching notes. Harris has been an active consultant and advisor to corporations and government agencies and has held a range of offices in professional societies.
Before joining the Darden faculty, Harris was on the faculties of the University of North Carolina's Kenan-Flagler School and the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School.