Amy Hillman

Dean & Rusty Lyon Chair in Strategy
Administrative
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
3506
Professor/Rusty Lyon Chair in Strategy
Academic Prof w/Admin Appt
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
3506

Biography

Professor Amy Hillman, dean of the W. P. Carey School of Business, is a world-renowned management expert, popular teacher, and noted researcher. She heads up one of the largest and highest-ranked business schools in the nation. The W. P. Carey School has more than 14,000 students and both undergraduate and graduate programs consistently ranked top 30 by U.S. News & World Report.

Hillman, also the Rusty Lyon Chair in Strategy at the school, joined ASU in June 2001 and previously served as chair of the Management Department at the W. P. Carey School, before becoming executive dean and then dean. She is an award-winning undergraduate and MBA teacher, who taught at the University of Western Ontario, Michigan State University, and Texas A&M University. In addition, she has spent several summers as a guest professor at the Institute for International Management at Johannes Kepler University in Austria. Prior to joining academia, Hillman was general manager of a retailing and manufacturing organization in the southwestern United States, and she still places heavy emphasis on entrepreneurship programs at the school.

Hillmans areas of research interest include corporate political strategies, boards of directors, and corporate strategy. She is a former editor of the worlds No. 1 scholarly management journal in terms of citation impact, Academy of Management Review, as well as a former associate editor of Academy of Management Journal. Her research has been published in many leading journals, including Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, and the Journal of International Business Studies. She serves on the board of directors of publicly traded CDK Global and on the nonprofit boards of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International, the accrediting body for business schools, and ASUs Research Park. She has a PhD from Texas A&M University in strategic management and business and public policy, an MBA from the University of the Incarnate Word, and a bachelors degree from Trinity University

Education

PhD — Texas A&M University, 1996
MBA — University of the Incarnate Word, 1991
BA — Trinity University, 1987

Research Interests

How linkages between firms and external contingencies improve financial performance, boards of directors, corporate political strategies. 

Publications

  • Withers, M., Cannella, A., & Hillman, A. 2012.  A multidisciplinary review of the director selection literature. Journal of Management, 38: 243-277.
  • Hillman, A., Shropshire, C., Certo, T. Dalton, C. & Dalton, D. 2011.  What I like about you:  Director characteristics and shareholder approval.  Organization Science, 22: 675-688.  Also published in, 2008 Best Paper Proceedings Academy of Management.
  • Haynes, K. & Hillman, A. 2010.  The effect of board capital and CEO power on strategic resource allocation.  Strategic Management Journal, 31: 1145-1163.

Courses

Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 589Strategic Management
MGT 792Research
MGT 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 792Research
MGT 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 450Consulting Projects
WPC 480Capstone Course
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 493Honors Thesis
MGT 589Strategic Management
MGT 792Research
MGT 799Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 792Research
MGT 799Dissertation
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 792Research
MGT 799Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 792Research
MGT 799Dissertation
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 589Strategic Management
MGT 792Research
MGT 799Dissertation
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 791Seminar
MGT 792Research
MGT 799Dissertation
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 791Seminar
MGT 792Research
MGT 799Dissertation
Fall 2012
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 791Seminar
MGT 792Research
MGT 799Dissertation

Honors/Awards

  • John W. Teets Teaching Award for Outstanding Graduate Instructor, ASU, 2008
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, MBA & Masters, ASU, 2008
  • Outstanding Professor Award, Doctoral Program, ASU, 2008
  • Outstanding Professor Award, MBA for Executives, ASU, 2002

Work History

Executive Dean, Arizona State University, W. P. Carey School of Business, 2009-Present; Chair, Department of Management, 2007-2010; Rusty Lyon Chair of Strategy, 2010-Present; Jerry and Mary Anne Chapman Professor of Business, 2006-2010; Dean's Council of 100 Distinguished Scholar 2004-2007.