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Academic Leadership

Darden's academic programs are led and supported by the School's academic and faculty leadership: the dean, senior associate deans, associate deans and academic directors. 

Scott C. Beardsley
Dean and Charles C. Abbott Professor of Business Administration (on sabbatical, fall 2023)

Jeanne Liedtka
Interim Dean and United Technologies Corporation Professor of Business Administration

Martin Davidson
Senior Associate Dean and Global Chief Diversity Officer (on leave, academic year 2023-24)

Greg Fairchild
Associate Dean for Washington, D.C., Area Initiatives & Dean and CEO of UVA Northern Virginia

Yael Grushka-Cockayne
Senior Associate Dean for Professional Degree Programs

Michael Lenox
Special Advisor to the Dean

Melissa Thomas-Hunt
Senior Associate Dean for the Residential Full-Time MBA Program

Sankaran Venkataraman
Senior Associate Dean for Faculty & Research

Raj Venkatesan
Academic Director, MSBA Program

Andy Wicks
Academic Director, Doctoral Program

Ron Wilcox
Associate Dean of Executive Degree Programs