James C. Wheat, Jr. Professor of Business Administration Brandt R. Allen teaches courses in accounting, information systems and general management. He was Associate Dean, Executive Education, for 14 years at Darden.
His current research interests include accounting fraud, vendor incentives, how companies formulate and implement information systems strategy and the impact of emerging technology on corporate transformation.
Before joining the Darden faculty in 1970, Allen was a professor at the Harvard Business School and before that a research engineer with the Boeing Company. He has been a guest lecturer at IMD in Lusanne, Switzerland; the London Business School, the Melbourne Business School, the University of Capetown Business School and INALDE in Bogotá, Colombia, among others.
He has served as director or trustee for several organizations including the Data Switch Corporation, St. Anne’s-Belfield School and the Edwin Gould Foundation for Children. He has also served as a consultant to AOL, British Petroleum, Cargill, Citibank, GlaxoSmithKline, IBM, Lloyds of London, MCI, PWC, State Farm Insurance, Unilever and UTC. From 2002–08, he chaired the CIO Council of the Conference Board.