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Darden Welcomes New Faculty Members

- Monday, November 21, 2016


James Detert has joined Darden as a professor of business administration in the Leadership and Organizational Behavior area. Detert’s widely published research focuses on workplace courage, ethical decision making and behavior, why people speak up or stay silent at work, and other leadership-related topics.

An award-winning teacher, Detert has written cases and designed instructional material taught to students of all ages around the world. Before joining Darden, Detert taught at Cornell University’s Johnson School of Management, where he served as faculty director for Cornell’s leadership program.




Mary Gentile has joined Darden as a professor of practice in the Strategy, Ethics, and Entrepreneurship area. Gentile is the creator and director of Giving Voice to Values, an innovative and widely used business curriculum for values-driven leadership that has been taught at hundreds of business schools and organizations.

Her award-winning book, Giving Voice To Values: How To Speak Your Mind When You Know What’s Right, has been translated into multiple languages. An influential thought leader, consultant, and instructor, Gentile most recently taught at Babson College. She also serves as a senior advisor at the Aspen Institute Business and Society Program.




David Touve has joined Darden as director of the W.L. Lyons Brown III i.Lab at UVA. Touve came to Darden and the Batten Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation from UVA’s McIntire School of Commerce, where he served as director of the Galant Center for Entrepreneurship and helped launch the University’s minor in entrepreneurship.

Touve has founded or held advisory roles in a series of start-ups and has been an advocate for the development of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the broader UVA community. Touve’s research interests focus on opportunity, disruption, and the relationship between the two.




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