Jenny Mead

Senior Researcher, iBis and Olsson Center


FOB 161

Education: BA, English/History, Wellesley College; Producing Certificate, the American Film Institute Center for Advanced Studies

Jenny is a Senior Researcher at iBis and the Olsson Center. She has written over 300 case studies, teaching notes, and technical notes. Additionally, she produced the documentary film, Fishing with Dynamite, which premiered at the Virginia Film Festival, October 2019, winning the Commonwealth Award. The film is currently in digital release. Jenny also produced and directed "Leadership and Theater: Ethics, Innovation, and Creativity," a web application and documentary about R. Edward Freeman's Darden School of Business School course on Leadership lessons from the theater, 2009.

Prior to joining Darden, Jenny worked in Hollywood developing films for both Paramount Pictures and MGM/Univted Artists. Jenny is also an award-winning playwright whose short plays have been produced nationally and internationally.

Select Case Studies/Publications

Out for Blood: Tyler Schultz and Theranos (A-E) - UVA-E-0440-0444 + E-0440H

Finance Caselets: An Ethical Perspective - UVA-E-0472

GE Healthcare in India: An (Ultra) Sound Strategy (Revision) - UVA-E-0337

The NBA, China, and Social Media: What are the Rules of the Game? - UVA-E-0459

Pied Piper and Autonomous Vehicles - UVA-E-0413

Cynthia Cooper and Worldcom - UVA-E-0279

True Leadership: Leading with Meaning - UVA-E-0364