Jim Detert is the John L. Colley Professor of Business Administration at the University of Virginia's Darden Graduate School of Business Administration and the Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. Educated at the University of Wisconsin (BBA), University of Minnesota (MBA), and Harvard University (MA & PhD), Detert has also been on the faculty at Cornell and Penn State.
Detert’s research, teaching, and consulting work focus on courage, voice and silence, ethical decision-making and behavior, and other leadership-related topics. His award-winning research has appeared in all of the leading management journals and has been regularly featured in various online and print media outlets, including Harvard Business Review. Detert is also a passionate educator and curriculum designer, having taught thousands of students of all ages around the world in degree and non-degree formats. He has developed dozens of teaching cases and tools, and built several novel courses utilizing simulations, actors, and state-of-the-art technologies to provide high-intensity, high-impact experiential learning. For this work, he has received multiple teacher-of-the-year awards in both MBA and Executive MBA contexts.