avid understands how people make both good and bad decisions, that success comes from collaboration and engagement and that people are the heart of any organization. His background in organizational psychology is part of what helps him understand the core elements of leadership development, both in the business world and as dean of the MBA Program.
This understanding has led David to work with organizations spanning a wide variety of industries. Based on his research and in partnership with Behavioral Science Technology, Inc., David helped develop an instrument that assesses organizational and safety culture. It has been distributed to companies in more than 40 countries as well as to all NASA employees following the Columbia Disaster.
Active in his own community, David brings this understanding of people, his core values and integrity to all aspects of his life—as an associate dean, a teacher, a husband, a father and a neighbor.
A member of the board of directors at the non-profit organization Durham Cares as well as an active contributor to his daughter’s school, David spends his time helping others, be it helping organizational leaders or volunteering in the local community.
David understands organizations because he understands people; he creates good leaders because he is a good leader. David's students leave UNC Kenan-Flagler not just with knowledge, but with a richer understanding of human behavior and of themselves.
2008 MBA Graduate Base Salary by Industry
Under David Hofmann's leadership, graduates of the UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA Program leave ready to enter the workforce. Roll over the blocks below to see base salary statistics for 2008 graduates. See full statistics here
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David A. Hofmann
Hugh L. McColl Scholar in Leadership and Professor of Organizational Behavior
David A. Hofmann is an award-winning researcher and teacher in organizational behavior and leadership, organizational change, and modeling the influence of organizational factors on individual behavior and performance. His research played a key role in the organizational changes instituted at NASA after the Columbia space shuttle disaster.
- PhD, Pennsylvania State University
- MS, University of Central Florida
- BA, Furman University
- Problem Solving & Decision Making (Executive Development)
- Leading Change & Influencing People (Executive Development)
MBA, UNC Kenan-Flagler, Class of 2009
- Bell Atlantic
- Eli Lily Corporation
- Sony Ericsson
- U.S. Air Force
- U.S. Army
- U.S. Navy
- U.S. Postal Service
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