UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Shaping Leaders, Driving Results

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Meet Our Faculty



David Hartzell

Title: Steven D. Bell and Leonard W. Wood Distinguished Professor in Real Estate - Professor of Finance

Teaches in: MBA, Executive Education, BSBA

"UNC Kenan-Flagler students get the chance to know our faculty very well."

Anil Shivdasani

Title: Wachovia Distinguished Professor of Finance

Teaches in: MBA, MBA for Executives

"What makes us different, I believe, is the much smaller program size, compared to our competitors. What that allows people to do is really stand out for their individual capabilities, their individual traits."

Al Segars

Title: RBC Centura Distinguished Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship

Teaches in: MBA for Executives, OneMBA, Executive Development

"I think I teach a way of thinking that is packaged as a course - how to come up with an idea, how do companies and individuals discover things that are undiscoverable by everybody else. "

Arvind Malhotra

Title: T. W. Lewis Scholar and Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship

Teaches in: MBA, MBA for Executives, PhD

"UNC Kenan-Flagler stands out because of its 'family feeling.' We don't look at our students as revenue. They are members of our Carolina family."


Jack Kasarda

Title: Kenan Distinguished Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship

Teaches in: MBA

"I enjoy traveling - to bring back ideas from abroad, incorporate them into the curriculum, and give examples. Traveling itself is experiential, you absorb information immensely, and then you're able to pass on some rather unique experiences to UNC Kenan-Flagler students."

David Hofmann

Title: Hugh L. McColl Distinguished Professor of Organizational Behavior

Teaches in: MBA, Executive Education, PhD

"UNC puts emphasis on building the leadership skills of its students. I urge students to keep a 'big picture perspective' and to focus on developing and practicing those skills during their time in Chapel Hill."

Jan-Benedict Steenkamp

Title: Knox Massey Distinguished Professor of Marketing

Teaches in: MBA, PhD

"Strong leaders in the 21st century have to lead as well as to cooperate. Students that get the highest grades excel at both."

Valarie Zeithaml

Title: David S. Van Pelt Distinguished Professor of Marketing

Teaches in: MBA, MBA for Executives, Executive Education

"We develop skills rather than just imparting knowledge. We give students tools, models and experiences that make them better leaders."


Sridhar Balasubramanian

Title: Roy and Alice H. Richards Bicentennial Distinguished Scholar and Professor of Marketing

Teaches in: MBA, MBA for Executives, Executive Education, BSBA

"I frequently teach directly out of my research in class."

Jayashankar Swaminathan

Title: GlaxoSmithKline Distinguished Professor of Operations

Teaches in: MBA, MBA for Executives, Executive Education, PhD

"In my classes, I use different tools and approaches to create a unique learning experience for my students."

Robert Connolly

Title: Associate Professor of Finance

Teaches in: MBA, Executive Education

"Kenan-Flagler students are much nicer people to be around than those at many schools, without any sacrifice of intellectual talent."

James Johnson

Title: William R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship

Teaches in: MBA, MBA for Executives, Executive Development

"We're in the business of shaping minds. By creating and conveying new knowledge, we transform the way business people think about world problems."


Mabel Miguel

Title: Professor of Organizational Behavior

Teaches in: MBA, MBA for Executives, Executive Education

"Technical skills get you in the door, but the higher you go, the more you need the leadership skills. What gets you promoted are your leadership and management skills."

Hugh O'Neill

Title: Edward M. O'Herron, Jr. Distinguished Scholar and Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship

Teaches in: MBA for Executives, Executive Education, PhD

"I teach managers how to be 'change masters' who can respond quickly in a turbulent economy and shift direction if their actions prove faulty."

Jennifer Conrad

Title: Dalton L. McMichael Sr. Distinguished Professor of Finance

Teaches in: MBA

"I think that students can get a lot more out of the UNC Kenan-Flagler program because it's somewhat smaller than most top-flight business schools."

Gregory Brown

Title: Sarah Graham Kenan Distinguished Scholar and Professor of Finance

Teaches in: MBA, MBA for Executives, PhD

"I see less competitiveness than at other business schools. Students, faculty and staff all feel like they are on the same team, with the same goals."


Alison Fragale

Title: Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior

Teaches in: BA, MBA, Executive Education

"Leadership is learned, not innate. Our program philosophy is to teach students how to become the best leaders through hands-on practice, feedback and reflection."

Robert Bushman

Title: The Forensic Accounting Distinguished Professor

Teaches in: MBA and PhD

"I love coming into teaching each fall rejuvenated with fresh ideas, and I always leave the semester having learned something new from the students. It's a win-win for the students and me."

Ted Zoller

Title: Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship

Teaches in: Full-time MBA, MBA for Executives, and BSBA Program

"Horizons are opened in new ways by the entrepreneurial culture of UNC Kenan-Flagler."