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Martin N. Davidson
Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior, Darden Graduate School of Business

Dr. Martin N. Davidson is Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior at the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business. He teaches, researches, and consults with leaders in the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia on how they can use diversity strategically to generate superior business performance. His research appears in Administrative Science Quarterly, Harvard Business Review, Research on Negotiation in Organizations, and the International Journal of Conflict Management and several other journals and books. In his recent book, “The End of Diversity as We Know It: Why Diversity Efforts Fail and How Leveraging Difference Can Succeed,” Davidson introduces a research-driven paradigm for leaders frustrated or disillusioned with traditional ways of designing and implementing diversity initiatives.

Davidson teaches leadership in Darden’s highly regarded Executive Education and MBA programs, and consults with a host of Fortune 500 firms, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. He has served as the chair of the Gender and Diversity in Organizations Division of the Academy of Management, and has been featured in numerous media outlets including The New York Times, Business Week, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and National Public Radio. He earned his A.B. from Harvard University and his Ph.D. from Stanford University.