David W. Lehman

Associate Dean for the Undergraduate Program; Associate Professor of Commerce; Verizon Professor of Commerce

David W. Lehman
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Ph.D., Organizational Behavior, Purdue University
B.S., Management, Southern Nazarene University
Areas of Expertise: 
Organizational learning
Professional Activities: 

Professor Lehman studies basic questions related to organizational theory. One stream of his research focuses on organizational learning from performance feedback, with an emphasis on understanding the roles of risk taking, routines, rules, and time in organizational decision making. The other stream focuses on organizational identity, with an emphasis on understanding how audiences perceive and value authenticity in organizational products and services. He has conducted his research in a variety of domains, including professional sports, food and dining, and healthcare.

Professor Lehman currently teaches Organizational Behavior in the undergraduate program’s Integrated Core Experience, and he recently received the All-University Teaching Award at the University of Virginia.

Before joining the University of Virginia, Professor Lehman served as a faculty member at the National University of Singapore and Purdue University. He worked in the pharmaceutical and telecommunications industries before starting his academic career.

Recent news about David W. Lehman:
Seeking to promote rich cross-disciplinary dialogue on a subject of perennial interest, the McIntire School of Commerce hosted some 28 outstanding scholars and practitioners for a wide-ranging, deep-diving, two-day examination of authenticity. Featuring discussions and presentations on topics ranging from... Read more
Recognized for his “transcendent impact” on students, McIntire Professor of Management David Lehman has been honored with a 2016 All-University Teaching Award. One of nine professors across five UVA schools to receive the award, Lehman, along with the other honorees,... Read more
Several fourth-year McIntire students, along with two professors, have recently been featured in the news: Ben Cunningham (McIntire ’16) on social network Poets and Quants for Undergrads, in “2016 Best and Brightest Business Students” Miles Jackson (McIntire ’16) in UVA... Read more