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.