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Paul Seaborn, Assistant Professor, Management Area, McIntire School of Commerce, University of Virginia

I am an assistant professor at the McIntire School of Commerce, University of Virginia where I teach both undergraduate and graduate students. I joined UVA in August 2019 after 8 years at the University of Denver. I look forward to connecting with UVA students, faculty, staff and alumni and am particularly interested in potential guest speakers and advisors who can benefit my students or provide real-world problems and projects that my students can work on.

In 2017 I was recognized by Poets & Quants as one of the Top 40 Undergraduate Professors. In 2016 I was the recipient of the Daniels Excellence in Teaching Award and I was one of two finalists for the award in 2015. In 2014 I published one of the first, if not the first, academic teaching case on the marijuana industry in Case Research Journal, “Medical Marijuana Industry Group: Outdoor Advertising in Denver” and I have since published a second case in CRJ, “Uber in Colorado: Seeking Regulatory Certainty”.

In Spring 2017 I created and taught the first ever “Business of Marijuana” course at Daniels (or at any AACSB-accredited business school) and taught the course four times in total. I was also the lead instructor for MGMT 2850 Business & Society, a core undergraduate core, and taught two consulting courses, one for graduate students and one for undergraduate students, that involved a “real-world” consulting project. While at DU I also served as Faculty Advisor to the Daniels Consulting Firm, a student-run organization that provides consulting opportunities for graduate students, and to the annual Daniels Race & Case event.

My research interests include non-market strategy/corporate political activity, industry regulation & self-regulation, political economy, entrepreneurship, business models, economics of information. I am also working on a series of projects related to the emerging legal marijuana industry.

Prior to joining Daniels in 2011, I completed my doctoral studies in Strategic Management at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. Before pursuing a PhD I worked as a strategy consultant for Mercer Management Consulting (now known as Oliver Wyman) and for four years as an IT consultant with IBM Global Services, completed an MBA at the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario and a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics at Acadia University.

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