Amy Hillman, professor of management at Arizona State University was recently recognized for her achievements in the field of academia by Mays Business School at Texas A&M University with its Outstanding Doctoral Alumni award. Hillman visited campus to receive her award and to address current PhD students about the challenges and opportunities that await them at graduation.
Hillman earned her PhD in strategic management and business and public policy in 1996. While completing her degree at Mays, she received an Outstanding Graduate Assistant Teaching Award from the Association of Former Students.
Hillman began her academic career as an assistant professor at the Eli Broad School of Business at Michigan State University, followed by two years at the Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario. She has also spent several summers abroad as a guest professor at the Institute for International Management at Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria.
Hillman’s resume includes teaching strategic management and a variety of other topics at the undergraduate, MBA, PhD, and executive levels. “I absolutely love teaching,” she says. “For me it’s very invigorating. I teach all case-courses, so my classes are very discussion-oriented and interactive.” Hillman excels in the classroom, as evidenced by her nine teaching commendations, including a ranking from Business Week as one of the most popular MBA professors in the nation. Today, Hillman is a department chair and an endowed professor, teaching in the W. P. Carey School of Business full-time and executive MBA programs at Arizona State University.
Her research interests are far-reaching, though Hillman specifically focuses on corporate political strategies, corporate governance, and firm performance and resource dependence linkages. Her work can be found in leading publications such as the Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, and Journal of Management Studies.
Hillman is the incoming editor of Academy of Management Review, having served previously as an associate editor for the Academy of Management Journal. She serves currently or has served on editorial review boards for the Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, and Journal of International Business Studies.
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