David J. Collis, Ph. D.
ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER, VIVALDI
Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration
2002 - Current
1986 - 1997
Thomas Henry Carroll Ford Foundation Adjunct Professor of Business Administration within Strategy Unit – only the second fulltime Adjunct Professor appointed at HBS.
Research and case writing on corporate and international strategy, and industry analysis, particularly higher education.
McKinsey Award winner for best article in Harvard Business Review, 2009
Rated top teacher among all strategy faculty by MBAs in 2013, and by MBAs and executives in other years.
Developed new elective MBA courses on “International Strategy” that rated 6.6 / 7.0 and “Corporate Strategy” both of which were taken by over 200 students.
School of Management
New Haven, CT
1997 - 2002
Frederick Frank Adjunct Professor of International Business Administration.
Research and case writing focused on corporate strategy and global competition.
New “International Strategy and Competition” course was highest rated out of all 102 MBA courses in 1999.
Introduced a new general management course, and jointly developed a novel integrative course to conclude first year MBA curriculum
Second highest rated teacher among all faculty in 1998. Chosen “Class Speaker” by Class of 1999.
Graduate School of Business
2003 - 2005
1985 - 1986
Professor under contract with Management Division with responsibility for first year developing and teaching core strategy course for MBA and EMBA students (by whom rated 4.9/5.0). Raised strategy teaching group ratings by one point in 2003.
Previously Assistant Professor of Business Policy, Management of Organization Faculty. Teaching and joint development of core Business Policy course. Research in corporate strategy and industrial policy.