ACADEMIC AREA Leadership and Organizational Behavior AREAS OF EXPERTISE Leveraging Difference, Global Leadership, Identity and Leadership, Managing in Culturally Diverse Firms BiographyPublicationsCoursesCase Studies Education: A.B., Harvard College; Ph.D., Stanford UniversityAs the current Johnson and Higgins Professor of Business Administration, Martin Davidson teaches, conducts research and consults with global leaders on how they can use diversity strategically to generate superior business performance. His research on the impact of culture and ethnicity on career development and on conflict management appears in top managerial and academic publications including Harvard Business Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, Research on Negotiation in Organizations, Journal of Personality, Review of Educational Research, The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist and the International Journal of Conflict Management. He has also conducted research on four continents identifying the critical competencies for managing effectively across national boundaries. Executive summaries of Davidson's academic journal articles and book chapter contributions may be viewed on his website.His new book, " The End of Diversity as We Know It: Why Diversity Efforts Fail and How Leveraging Difference Can Succeed," introduces a research-driven roadmap to help leaders more effectively create and capitalize on diverse and inclusive organizations.In addition to teaching leadership in Darden's MBA and Executive Education programs, he consults with a host of Fortune 500 firms, government agencies and social profit organizations. He has served as Associate Dean and Chief Diversity Officer for the Darden School, and as the national chair of the Gender and Diversity in Organizations Division of the Academy of Management. Davidson has been featured in numerous media outlets including the New York Times, BusinessWeek, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and National Public Radio. He has been a member of the Darden faculty since 1998. Previously, he was a member of the faculty of the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. For more information on Martin N. Davidson, his current and developing work and to view his weekly blog, "In My Opinion," visit www.leveragingdifference.com.Selected PublicationsDavidson, Martin."The End of Diversity: How Leaders Make Differences Really Matter," Leader to Leader Journal, (2012).Davidson, Martin."Why Difference Matters in Organizations," in The Sage Handbook of New Approaches in Management and Organization Studies, D. Barry and H. Hansen (Editors), London: Sage Publications Ltd., May 2008, 362-363.Selected BooksDavidson, Martin N. The End of Diversity As We Know It: Why Diversity Efforts Fail and How Leveraging Difference Can Succeed. Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2011. MBA CoursesFulltime MBA Leading Organizations Core Course MBA for Executives Leading Organizations Core Course Global Leadership Transitions Establishing Yourself at Work Creating Value through RelationshipsExecutive Education CoursesManaging Individual and Organizational Change The Women's Leadership Program Darden/SNL Executive Program in Bank Financial LeadershipAdvancing 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.Martin N. Davidson's cases are available in the Darden Business Publishing website.