Martin Davidson

Professor of Leadership & Organizational Behavior
Darden Graduate School of Business
University of Virginia

Dr. Martin N. Davidson is Associate Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior at the Darden Graduate School of Business, University of Virginia. Martin Davidson teaches, conducts research and consults with leaders in the U.S. and abroad 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 and the International Journal of Conflict Management.

In addition to teaching leadership in Darden’s Executive Education and MBA programs, he consults with a host of Fortune 100 firms, government agencies and non-profit organizations. He has served as the national chair of the Gender and Diversity in Organizations Division of the Academy of Management. Davidson and has been featured in numerous media outlets including The New York Times, Business Week, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, National Public Radio and Washington’s “On Leadership” series.

His book, “The End of Diversity as We Know It: Why Diversity Efforts Fail and How Leveraging Difference Can Succeed,” introduces a research-driven paradigm for leaders frustrated or disillusioned with traditional ways of designing and implementing diversity initiatives. For more information on Martin N. Davidson, his current and developing work, and to view his regular blog, “In My Opinion,” visit

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