Mark E. Haskins

Landmark Communications Professor Emeritus of Business Administration

Academic Area

Areas of Expertise

Executive Development, Corporate Financial Reporting, Performance Measurement

Education: B.B.A., University of Cincinnati; MBA, Ohio University; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

Mark Haskins, Landmark Communications Professor Emeritus of Business Administration, taught in the University of Virginia Darden School's MBA program. In addition, he designed and delivered executive education programs for such clients as IBM, INTELSAT, MCI, Coopers & Lybrand, Aetna Insurance, Norfolk Southern Railroad, AES Corporation, Rolls Royce NA, Harris Corporation, the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Air Force. Professor Haskins has taught executives in the United Kingdom, Belgium, Thailand, Australia, Hong Kong and the United States.

He published articles in numerous practitioner and academic business journals. He is author of The Secret Language of Financial Reports (McGraw-Hill, 2008) and co-author of Teaching Management: A Field Guide for Professors, Consultants and Corporate Trainers (Cambridge University Press, 2006). His writing interests focused on a variety of issues pertaining to talent development, financial reporting and crafting effective learning experiences. Haskins has served on the University of Virginia faculty senate and has also led the Darden School's First Year MBA program group.

Mark E. Haskins's Ideas to Action Posts

Selected Publications

Freeman, R. E. and Mark E. Haskins. "A Step-by-Step Process for Transforming Contentious Disagreements into Creative Collaboration," (with R. E. Freeman),Strategy & Leadership, Vol. 42 No. 3, (2014), p. 15-22.

Mark E. Haskins. "A Decade of DuPont Ratio Performance," Management Accounting Quarterly, Vol. 14 No. 2, (2013), p. 24-33.

Haskins, Mark E. and James G. Clawson. "Are You a Good Manager?" Business Aviation Insider,(January/February 2013), p. 22-26.

Haskins, Mark E. and George R. Shaffer. "Learning Collaborations with your Executive Education Provider for Mutual Benefit," forthcoming in Journal of Management Development, Vol. 32 No. 10, (2013), p. 1080-1092.

Mark E. Haskins. "Oft-Overlooked Business Wisdom Highlighted from the Youth-Soccer Sidelines," Management Decision, Vol. 51 No. 5, (2013), p. 921-937.

Mark E. Haskins. "Partnering with Your Leadership Development Provider: Seven Worst Practices," Strategic HR Review, Vol. 11 No. 6, (2012), p. 335-339.

Haskins, Mark E. "The Executive Education Classroom: Instructor Selection Criteria," Development and Learning in Organizations: An International Journal, Vol. 26 No. 1, (2012), p. 19-22.

Branch, William J., Paul W. Farris and Mark Haskins. "Pay for Performance: Keep it Simple and Value Focused," Compensation and Benefits Review, Vol. 43 No. 2, (March/April 2011), p. 82-91.

Clawson, James G. and Mark E. Haskins. "Career Compass: Navigating Key Aspects of Employer-Employee Relationships." People & Strategy, Vol. 34 No. 1, (2011), p. 46-55.

Haskins, Mark E. and George R. Shaffer. "Assessing Professional Development Program Impact." Strategic Human Resource Review, Vol. 10 No. 1, (2011), p. 15-20.

Haskins, Mark E. and Paul Simko. "What a Corporate Tax Cut Might Mean," CFO Magazine, Vol. 27 No. 9, (November 1, 2011), p. 35-39.

Haskins, Mark E. "The Business Professor as EMCEE," BizEd, Vol. IX No. 4, (July/August 2010), p. 62-63.

Mark E. Haskins and George R. Shaffer. "Use Executive Education Program Rosters to Identify a Succession Cohort," Strategy & Leadership, Vol. 38 No.5, (2010), p. 39-44.

Haskins, Mark E. and George Shaffer. "A Talent Development Framework: Tackling the Puzzle," Development and Learning in Organizations: An International Journal, Vol. 24 No. 1, (2010), p. 13-16.

Mark Haskins and George Shaffer. "Partnering with your Leadership Development Provider: 12 Best Practices," Strategic Human Resource Review, Vol. 8 No. 6, (2009), p. 28-32.

Mark E. Haskins and George R. Shaffer. "Executive Development: Planning for 'Key Experiences'," Development and Learning in Organizations: An International Journal, Vol. 23 No. 3, (2009), p. 9-13. 

Mark Haskins and George Shaffer. "In Want of a Needs Analysis: Getting to a Management Program's Content and Initial Design," Development and Learning in Organizations: An International Journal, Vol. 22 No. 2, (2008), p. 15-17.


Selected Books

Allen, Brandt R., E. Richard Brownlee, Mark E. Haskins, and Luann J. Lynch. Cases in Managerial and Cost Accounting  Cambridge Business Publishing, 2010.

Allen, Brandt R., E. Richard Brownlee, Mark E. Haskins, and Luann J. Lynch.Instructor's Manual for Cases in Managerial and Cost Accounting, Cambridge Business Publishing, 2010.

Haskins, Mark E. The Secret Language of Financial Reports: The Back Stories That Can Enhance Your Investment Decisions. McGraw-Hill, 2007.


Case Studies

Advancing knowledge through research that shapes business, Darden professors are recognized thought leaders in their fields. They are not only master case method teachers, they also author many of the cases used in Darden classrooms and around the world.

Mark E. Haskins' cases are available in the Darden Business Publishing website