About Weatherhead


Developing transformational ideas and outstanding leaders for the advancement of business and society.

“We develop leaders who innovate to create sustainable value and are good global citizens.”

We Educate Leaders Who…

…innovate using design practices. Faculty, students and alumni contribute to our innovative endeavors through:

  • The first Design & Innovation Department in a management school
  • Our yearlong MBA elective called Design in Management: Concepts and Practices
  • Partnerships with university initiatives like ThinkBox and Blackstone Launchpad

…create sustainable value through intrapreneurship, entrepreneurship, and social entrepreneurship. We bring this to our community through:

…are good global citizens. The global mindset of our community is reflected in:


  • We believe that management is a noble profession committed to the advancement of human life.
  • We value our strong ethical foundation and strive to promote a culture rich in ideas and reflection. We are committed to increasing individual creative and critical capacities, nurturing new and expansive patterns of thought.
  • We value research of enduring consequence and judge its significance by the impact it has on management thought, management action, and public policy.
  • We value learning that is active and collaborative. Students, faculty and staff together engage important management problems with an innovative, knowledge-creating attitude.
  • We are responsive to the needs of our students.
  • We consider alumni our important partners and strive to add value to their personal and professional lives.
  • We value partnerships with the business community and other organizations. We value meaningful service to society and strive for outcomes that influence and positively change the way people and organizations conduct themselves.
  • We are a cohesive learning organization with an international outlook. We value diversity, characterized by open dialogue and mutual respect among individuals of different specializations, backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives.
  • We are results-oriented and judge our contributions by actions taken and outcomes achieved.


Weatherhead is respected, locally and globally for research of enduring consequence. We are recognized for attracting and educating managers to design novel solutions to the most complex issues facing business and society. Our learning environment is a hub of creative thinking, innovative teaching, and trans-disciplinary research, filled with excitement and a strong sense of community.

Strategic Goals

  • Foster a research climate that supports and rewards excellence in both disciplinary and interdisciplinary research.
  • Redesign and align all graduate programs to link to our distinguishing themes to build programmatic synergies.
  • Build on the currently exceptional undergraduate experience by leveraging the resources of the school, the university, University Circle and the Cleveland community.
  • Nurture relations with our external constituents to create a value-added experience.
  • Serve as a model of a well-managed, sustainable academic organization.


Robert Widing, PhD

Albert J. Weatherhead III Professor of Management
Professor, Design & Innovation

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Fred Collopy, PhD

Vice Dean
Professor, Design & Innovation

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Laura Desmond

Associate Dean, External Affairs

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Denise Douglas, PhD

Associate Dean, Executive Education

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Victoria Wright

Associate Dean for Finance and Administration

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Anurag Gupta, PhD

Associate Dean, Global Initiatives
Chair and Professor, Banking and Finance

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Jennifer Johnson

Associate Dean, Undergraduate and Integrated Programs
Associate Professor, Design & Innovation

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Kalle Lyytinen, PhD

Associate Dean, Research
Iris S. Wolstein Professor of Management Design
Faculty Director, Doctor of Management Program
Professor, Design & Innovation

Simon Peck, PhD

Associate Dean, MBA Programs
Associate Professor, Design & Innovation

Diana Bilimoria, PhD

KeyBank Professor
Chair and Professor, Organizational Behavior

Richard Buchanan, PhD

Chair and Professor, Design & Innovation

Robin Dubin, PhD

Chair and Professor, Economics
University Marshal

Kamlesh Mathur, PhD

Chair and Professor, Operations

Mark Taylor, PhD, CPA

Andrew D. Braden Professor of Accounting and Auditing
Chair and Professor, Accountancy

Jim Hurley

Assistant Dean, Undergraduate and Integrated Programs

Roderick L. Ingram, Sr.

Assistant Dean, Marketing and Admission

Meenakshi Sharma

Assistant Dean, Career & Student Affairs

Tiffany Welch

Assistant Dean, Curriculum and Administration, Master of Accountancy

Robert Widing, PhD

Albert J. Weatherhead III Professor of Management
Professor, Design & Innovation

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Weatherhead School of Management
Case Western Reserve University

10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44106-7235 USA