Dorothy Leidner

Leslie H. Goldberg Jefferson Scholars Foundation Distinguished Professor in Business Ethics
B.A. University of Texas Austin (1986) with Magna Cum Laude
M.B.A. University of Texas Austin (1988)
Ph.D. University of Texas Austin (1992)


Dorothy Leidner, an internationally renowned, award-winning information systems expert, brings to UVA more than 30 years of experience teaching and conducting leading-edge research. Her work focuses on the multifaceted impact of information systems and technologies on individuals, organizations, and society and has been featured in over 60 journal publications. 

Leidner has held academic positions at INSEAD (France) and TCU (Ft. Worth, Texas), as well as visiting appointments at University of Lund (Sweden), University of Mannheim (Germany), ETH-Zurich (Switzerland), and SMU (Dallas, Texas). Prior to arriving at UVA, she was the Ferguson Professor of Information Systems at Baylor University, where she taught for 20 years and founded the information systems Ph.D. program at the Hankamer School of Business.

At UVA, Leidner will continue to examine information systems, technology, and innovation through an ethical lens, as well as study virtual organizational structure and behavior.