Robert S. Harris

PERC Director, C. Stewart Sheppard Professor of Business Administration, University of Virginia, Darden School

Robert Harris is the C. Stewart Sheppard Professor of Business Administration at the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia. He was previously the Dean of the Darden School and the Charles C. Abbott Professor of Business Administration. Before being named Dean in October of 2001, Harris held a dual role as C. Stewart Sheppard Professor of Administration and Vice President and Chief Learning Officer of United Technologies Corporation (1998 to 2001). He was Darden’s Associate Dean of the Faculty from 1990 to 1993. Before joining Darden in 1988, he was on the faculties of the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler School, the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and, as a visitor, the London Business School and Oxford University. Harris earned a Bachelor of Arts (summa cum laude) from Davidson College and a doctorate in economics from Princeton University. Harris’s research focuses on corporate finance and financial markets and has appeared in both academic and practitioner journals. Harris is a past vice president of education for the Financial Management Association and has published textbooks, cases, technical notes and computer tutorials. He has served as a consultant to corporations and government agencies.