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Amy Hillman

Amy Hillman

Dean's Office

Rusty Lyon Chair in Strategy


Office:BAC 624
Mailing Address:
Main Campus
PO BOX 873506
Tempe, AZ 85287-3506

Phone: 480-965-3402
Fax: 480-965-5539
Email: Amy.Hillman@asu.edu

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Ph.D., Strategic Management and Business and Public Policy.  Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.  1996.
MBA University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX. 1991.
BA Trinity University, San Antonio, TX.  Political Science. 1987.

Research Awards & Grants
Rusty Lyon Chair of Strategy, ASU 2010;  Outstanding Graduate Alumni, Mays School of Business, Texas A&M University, 2008; Jerry & Mary Ann Chapman Professor of Management, ASU 2006; Dean's Council of 100 Distinguished Scholar, Arizona State University, 2004; Outstanding Reviewer Strategic Management Journal, 2007.

Research Areas
How linkages between firms and external contingencies improve financial performance, boards of directors, corporate political strategies. 

Academic Positions
Dean, Arizona State University, W. P. Carey School of Business, 2013-Present; Executive Dean, Arizona State University, W. P. Carey School of Business, 2009-2013; Chair, Department of Management, 2007-2010; Rusty Lyon Chair of Strategy, 2010-Present;  Jerry and Mary Anne Chapman Professor of Business, 2006-2010; Dean's Council of 100 Distinguished Scholar 2004-2007.

Career and Professional Awards; Teaching Awards
John W. Teets Teaching Award for Outstanding Graduate Instructor, ASU, 2008; Outstanding Teaching Award, MBA & Masters, ASU, 2008; Outstanding Professor Award, Doctoral Program, ASU, 2008; Outstanding Professor Award, MBA for Executives, ASU, 2002.

Representative Publications
Withers, M., Cannella, A., & Hillman, A. 2012.  A multidisciplinary review of the director selection literature.  Journal of Management, 38: 243-277.

Hillman, A., Shropshire, C., Certo, T. Dalton, C. & Dalton, D. 2011.  What I like about you:  Director characteristics and shareholder approval.  Organization Science, 22: 675-688.  Also published in, 2008 Best Paper Proceedings Academy of Management.

Haynes, K. & Hillman, A. 2010.  The effect of board capital and CEO power on strategic resource allocation.  Strategic Management Journal, 31: 1145-1163.








ASU is a tier 1 research university and W. P. Carey is proud of its strong tradition of teaching and classroom excellence. Our students directly benefit from the research and theories our faculty brings into the classroom. Below is a list of courses being taught during the current semester by this faculty member. Click a course to view it in the ASU course catalog.

MGT 589 - Strategic Management
Formulation of strategy and policy in the organization, emphasizing the integration of decisions in the functional areas.

MGT 792 - Research
Independent study in which a student, under the supervision of a faculty member, conducts research that is expected to lead to a specific project such as a dissertation, report, or publication. Assignments might include data collection, experimental work, data analysis, or preparation of a manuscript.

MGT 799 - Dissertation
Supervised research focused on preparation of dissertation, including literature review, research, data collection and analysis, and writing.