Jeanne Liedtka

Jeanne Liedtka

Jeanne Liedtka is a professor of business at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. Previously, she served as associate dean of the MBA program at Darden and chief learning officer for United Technologies. Professor Liedtka’s research focuses on the intersection of innovation and strategy, in particular the integration of design thinking into organizational problem-solving processes. She has taught design thinking to thousands of managers, both in person at Darden and through her online coursework. Professor Liedtka authored the books The Catalyst: How You Can Become an Extraordinary Growth Leader; Designing for Growth: A Design Thinking Tool Kit for Managers; and Solving Business Problems with Design Thinking: Ten Stories of What Works. Her forthcoming book, Designing for the Greater Good, translates her work to the social sector.