Unraveling Our Truth in Real Time

As a 19-year-old intern, I was harassed by a fellow employee who worked on the team to which I was assigned. When I realized what was happening, I created an el...

Note to Alumni, Parents and Friends | 9.10.20

Dear Commerce Community, In academia, the beginning of the fall semester is like our New Year’s. We find ourselves resolving to do things differently and, ...

Finding Air with the Long Tee

When new employees join the Comm School, they are asked to share a unique nonacademic quality about themselves. Mine is that I have pretty good muscle memory. ...

Asking Our Fourth-Years to Show Up and Build Wisely

This past week, I participated in the Back to Grounds virtual orientation for fourth-years. During our time together, I shared a parable from a book that my son...

Remembering August 11 and 12

As both our University and Charlottesville communities recognize the passing of another August 11 and 12, we pause to remember the injustices that occurred and ...

Both an End and a New Beginning

On Sunday, August 2, I participated in final exercises for the second cohort of the M.S. in Business Analytics Program. This is a particularly unique program in...

Getting to Know Our Boards

This week, I met with the McIntire Advisory, Young Alumni, Global, and Cornerstone Boards—in that order. These individual meet-and-greets were hosted by Tom W...

Inspiring Meetings with Rising Fourth-Years and Black Alumni

This past week, I had the pleasure of meeting with two groups of fourth-year Comm students. After they identified their Integrated Core Experience block affilia...

Zooming in on Our Future: 2020 Leadership Retreat

The staff and faculty of the Comm School already amaze me in so many ways. Since I was announced in early May as the next John A. Griffin Dean, many members of ...

About My Family...and My Penchant for Dessert

I imagined that my first few months of being a dean would encompass a series of dessert parties (savory and sweet). Why? Because who does not love dessert? I im...

On Commerce Students and Business Schools Today

I am sharing this video with the hope that you can get to know a bit about me and my vision.

Day 1 Greeting

It is with great pride that I send you this email as the current John A. Griffin Dean of the McIntire School of Commerce. You might be wondering: What kind of p...