Professor Boler’s research and teaching are focused on better understanding the cognitive and social psychology behind effective decision making, experiential learning, data-driven storytelling, and predictive analytics. Much of his research is conducted within the context of employment assessments and interviews.
An award-winning instructor, he teaches courses in management consulting and strategic thinking. Given his teaching and research interests, he’s also passionate about coaching students to achieve their peak levels of performance during high-stakes employment assessments, including:
- Behavioral interviews
- Case interviews
- Case competitions
Professor Boler previously served as an executive within Accenture's Customer Insight (Marketing Analytics) practice. In this capacity, he led teams that helped brand managers, marketing executives, and advertising agency representatives combine storytelling, predictive analytics, and technology to more effectively create, execute, and measure strategic marketing campaigns. His clients included AT&T, Cablevision, Cisco Systems, Ford Motor Company, Ogilvy & Mather, Verizon, and Young & Rubicam.
Before joining the McIntire School of Commerce, Professor Boler was a Lecturer and Career Adviser at the Darden School of Business, where he coached students preparing for case and behavioral interviews. He also led and further developed the popular Second Year Coaching and Career Development course and served as a faculty adviser for the Darden Military Association. After college, Professor Boler spent four years on active duty as an Officer in the U.S. Army. He is currently in the process of completing his Ph.D. dissertation in organizational behavior and strategy at the Darden Graduate School of Business.