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.
research has focused on corporate finance, 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
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.