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05: Amy Hillman on Interdisciplinary Programs for Business Schools

A peer-to-peer discussion with the former Dean of the W. P. Carey Management and Entrepreneurship at Arizona State University.









Show notes: On this episode of Deans Counsel, moderators Jim Ellis and David Ikenberry speak with Amy Hillman, Rusty Lyon Chair of Strategy and former Dean of the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.


With 22 years in academia, including seven as Dean at the Carey School, Amy has plenty of expertise in such matters as launching large scale collaborative programs, making the tough decision to close programs that fail, ranking and accreditation issues with AACSB, and solving career placement concerns.


Learn more about Amy Hillman: https://search.asu.edu/profile/331791


Amy Hillman Bio:

Dr. Amy Hillman is the Rusty Lyon Chair of Strategy and former Dean of the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. She received her PhD from Texas A&M University in Strategic Management and Business and Public Policy in 1996 and was inducted Outstanding Doctoral Alumni from her alma mater in 2008. She also received the Outstanding Educator Award from the Academy of Management in 2018.

Her areas of interest include corporate political strategies, boards of directors, and corporate strategy. Her research includes over 30 peer-reviewed articles published in leading journals such as Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, and Administrative Science Quarterly. She was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Management in 2014, is a Founding Fellow of the International Corporate Governance Society and elected a Fellow of the Strategic Management Society in 2020.


She is former Editor of Academy of Management Review and a former Associate Editor of Academy of Management Journal. She also serves or has served on the Editorial Review Boards of the Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, Academy of Management Learning & Education, Business Horizons, and Journal of International Business Studies. She has received six outstanding reviewer awards from these journals.

In addition to her service to the profession through editorial roles, Amy is currently Vice President Elect and Program Chair of the Academy of Management and has served the Business Policy & Strategy division of the Academy of Management as Co-Chair, Mid-Career Consortia, Co-Chair, New Faculty Consortia, and on the Executive and Research Committees. She has served the Social Issues in Management division of the same organization as Best Paper Committee Chair and served the Strategic Management Society on the Best Paper Committee.


Amy joined ASU in June 2001. An award-winning undergraduate, MBA and doctoral teacher, she previously taught at the Ivey Business School at The University of Western Ontario, the Broad Business School at Michigan State University and the Mays College of Business at Texas A&M University. In addition, she has spent several summers as a guest professor at the Institute for International Management at Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria, and taught during her doctoral program at her undergraduate alma mater Trinity University. She has also published seven teaching cases used in classrooms around the world. Prior to joining academia, Amy was general manager of a retailing and manufacturing organization in the Southwest United States. Amy serves as Chair of Nomination/ Governance on the board of publicly traded CDK Global and family owned Basha’s, she previously served on the independent governance committee of Amerco, parent company of U-Haul International and has served or continues to serve on three non-profit boards.




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