David W. Lehman

Associate Dean for the Undergraduate Program; Associate Professor of Commerce

David W. Lehman
+1 434-243-2309
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 organization theory. One stream of his research focuses on organizational learning, with an emphasis on understanding the roles of performance feedback, risk taking, routines, rules, and time in organizational decision making. The other stream focuses on organizational authenticity, with an emphasis on understanding how audiences respond when they encounter that which they perceive to be authentic. He has conducted his research in a variety of domains, including professional sports, food and dining, and healthcare. (Click here for a full list of publications.)

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 on the faculty at the National University of Singapore. He worked in the pharmaceutical and telecommunications industries before starting his academic career.

Recent news about David W. Lehman:
David Lehman and his co-authors recently discussed the findings of their Journal of Management paper in an Oct. 7, 2019, Harvard Business Review article titled "Why Some Rules Are More Likely to Be Broken." Read more
McIntire Management Professors Kieran O’Connor and David Lehman, with Stanford Graduate School of Business Professor Glenn R. Carroll, explore how consumers value the authenticity of an organization in a recent Harvard Business Review article. Read more
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