Martin N. Davidson is the Johnson & Higgins Professor of Business Administration at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business. He currently serves as senior associate dean and global chief diversity officer for the School. His thought leadership, informed by his contemplative practice, has changed how many executives approach inclusion and diversity in their organizations. He teaches, conducts research, and consults with global leaders to help them understand how diversity makes organizations better. His 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 make diversity, equity, and inclusion a generative part of everyday life in their organizations. In addition to teaching leadership in Darden’s MBA and Executive Education programs, Davidson has consulted with leaders of a host of Fortune 500 firms, government agencies and social profit organizations. He has been featured in numerous media outlets including The New York Times, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, National Public Radio, and CNN. He earned his A.B. from Harvard University and his Ph.D. from Stanford University.

This profile was last updated on January 5, 2021

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