Martin N. Davidson, Ph.D.

Martin N. Davidson, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Business Administration,  Darden School of Business, University of Virginia
Martin N. Davidson teaches, conducts research, and consults with global leaders on how they can use diversity strategically to transform their companies. His research on the impact of culture, gender, and ethnicity on career development and on conflict management appears in top managerial and academic publications including Harvard Business Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, and Sex Roles. In addition to teaching leadership in Darden’s MBA and Executive Education programs, he consults with a host of Fortune 500 firms, government agencies and nonprofit organizations. He has served as Associate Dean and Chief Diversity Officer for the Darden School, and as the national chair of the Gender and Diversity in Organizations Division of the Academy of Management. His book, The End of Diversity as We Know It: Why Diversity Efforts Fail and How Leveraging Difference Can Succeed, presents his unique approach to diversity, tearing down preconceptions of what diversity means to organizations, and emphasizing how to use it to truly drive results. For more information on Martin, his current and developing work and to view his weekly blog, “In My Opinion," visit