Brendan J. Boler, PhD is the lead instructor for PhD Plus Consulting skills series.
Brendan Boler received his PhD from the University's Darden School of Business and completed his Presidential Fellowship in Data Science at the UVA Data Science Institute. Since Fall 2020, Brendan is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy, General Faculty, at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. He previously spent seven years as a Professor at the McIntire School of Commerce. His research and teaching is focused on better understanding the cognitive and social psychology behind effective decision making, experiential learning, data-driven storytelling, and predictive analytics. Much of his research is conducted within the context of employment assessments and interviews.
An award-winning instructor while at McIntire, he taught courses in management consulting and strategic thinking. Given his teaching and research interests, he’s also passionate about coaching students to achieve their peak levels of performance during high stakes employment assessments. Prior to moving into academia, Brendan served as an executive within Accenture's Customer Insight (Marketing Analytics) practice. His clients included AT&T, Cablevision, Cisco Systems, Ford Motor Company, Ogilvy & Mather, Verizon, and Young & Rubicam.