Alison Davis-Blake is the Edward J. Frey Dean of the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. Davis-Blake is the school’s first female dean, and at the time of her appointment she was the highest-ranking female dean at any U.S. business school.
Dr. Davis-Blake is an expert on strategic human resource management and organizational design for effective management of human capital. Her research interests include the effects of outsourcing on organizations and employees, organizational employment, salary and promotion systems, and the determinants and consequences of using contingent workers. Prior to joining Ross in 2011, Dr. Davis-Blake was dean of the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota from 2006 to 2011. She was the first female dean at both Carlson and Ross.
Dr. Davis-Blake obtained her PhD in organizational behavior from Stanford University and her undergraduate and master's degrees from Brigham Young University.
Alison is married and has two sons. She and her family have a great passion for travel, art, and theater.
“The next generation of leaders genuinely wants to change the world and many see business as the best path to do so. Therefore, it's essential that business schools build an educational experience that incorporates positive business, focusing on developing leaders who can create economic value, build great places to work, and contribute to their local and global communities.”
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About 2015 Partners in Business Ethics Conference:
Corporate leaders consistently emphasize the importance of ethics and integrity in the workplace. Yet, they are concerned that business schools are not graduating students with the depth of understanding nor educational experiences necessary to recognize and address complex ethical situations when they arise. This conference provides one of the only opportunities available for corporate leaders to play a critical role in discussing and refining the business ethics education provided at top schools around the country.