The University of Virginia Darden School of Business has announced three new
faculty members, who will join the Global Economies and Markets, Leadership and Organizational Behavior and Marketing academic areas.
Morela Hernandez will join the Leadership and Organizational
Behavior area as an associate professor. She received her Ph.D.
from Duke University. Hernandez has taught a number of courses on
leadership, worked as a leadership development coach for
senior-level executives in the executive education programs at Duke
and the London Business School, and served as a business ethics
adviser for the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke. Her research
and interests focus on ethics and how cultural, racial and gender
diversity can influence organizational decision-making and
practices. She is widely published and has won several teaching
awards from the Foster School of Business at the University of
Washington in Seattle, where she worked previously.
Kieran Walsh will join the Global Economies and Markets area as
an assistant professor. He will earn his Ph.D. in economics at Yale
University. He served as an assistant economist at the Federal
Reserve Bank of New York prior to going to graduate
school. His research focuses on the link between
macroeconomics and finance. Walsh's current research papers include
"Asset Pricing and the 1 Percent," "Portfolio Choice and Partial
Default in Emerging Markets: A Quantitative Analysis" and "The
Double Power Law in Consumption and Implications for Estimating
Asset Pricing Models."
Kim Whitler joins the Marketing area as an
assistant professor. She earned her Ph.D. in marketing from
the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. Whitler
has served as the CMO for David's Bridal and Beazer Homes, and
served as vice president of marketing for PetSmart. These
experiences sparked her interest in contemporary CMO
challenges. Whitler's research focuses on the impact of
C-Level roles, characteristics and decisions on the development of
firm-level capability and performance.
About the Darden School of Business
The University of Virginia Darden School of Business is
one of the world's leading business schools, offering MBA, Ph.D.
and Executive Education programs. The unique Darden experience
combines the case study method, top-ranked faculty whose research
advances global managerial practice and business education, and a
tight-knit learning environment to develop responsible and complete
leaders who are ready to make an impact.
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Darden School of Business
University of Virginia
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