David J. Nolan Dean, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management; Cornell University
Dr. Lynn Perry Wooten began her appointment as the David J. Nolan Dean and Professor of Management and Organizations for Cornell University's Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management on July 1, 2017. She joined Cornell from the University of Michigan, where she served as senior associate dean for academic and student excellence as well as clinical professor of strategy, management and organizations at Michigan's Ross School of Business. Dean Wooten received her bachelor's degree in accounting in 1988 from North Carolina AT&T University, her MBA in 1990 from Duke University, and her doctorate in business administration in 1995 from the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business. Upon completion of her doctorate, Dean Wooten spent three years as assistant professor of management at the University of Florida's Warrington College of Business. She returned to Michigan in 1998 and served in numerous roles, including faculty co-director of the Center for Positive Organizations and the Executive Leadership Institute. She was associate dean of undergraduate programs from 2011 to 2016. Dean Wooten has taught such courses as corporate strategy, knowledge management, organizational behavior and consulting. Her research interests include crisis leadership, positive organizing routines, strategic human resource management, and workforce diversity and competitive advantage. She has authored or co-authored 28 scholarly articles, including a 2016 research briefing, "Creating an organization of leaders: A positively deviant approach," which appeared in the journal Progress in Pediatrics. Dean Wooten is also co-author of the book, Leading Under Pressure: From Surviving to Thriving Before, During and After a Crisis (2010).