I'm a nerd. I've always been one. I love the academic environment, the routines and sense of renewal associated with the academic year. As a professor, my main responsibilities are research, teaching, and service.
The professional activity that I find most energizing is research. The grind of writing and rewriting, finding the right words, crafting the right argument to articulate theory and empirical evidence. Teaching at Darden is invigorating. I love the case method and my students. Darden students are uber smart, prepared, kind and respectful. They make teaching worth the effort and preparation. As for service, it's more than an activity, it's a sense of purpose. To contribute, to grow, and leave whatever it is better than I found it.
In the face of adversity.... ask yourself, what do I need to do to resolve this challenge?
Saunders Hall, Darden School of Business