Alison Davis-Blake joined the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan July 1, 2011. She is the Edward J. Frey Dean and Stephen M. Ross Professor of Business, as well as the school’s first female dean.
Dean Davis-Blake is an expert on outsourcing; the use of temporary and contract workers; and the effective management of organizational hiring, salary, and promotion systems. She earned a PhD in organizational behavior from Stanford University and has held editorial positions with the Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Review, and Journal of Management.
Professor Davis-Blake has taught courses in organizational behavior, fundamentals of management, strategic human resource management, and managing human capital. She also recently completed a three-year term as a board member of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the premiere accrediting body for business schools worldwide.
Dean Davis-Blake received her BS in economics (summa cum laude and with highest university honors) from Brigham Young University. She is married with two children.