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Maureen E. Wellen

Executive Director, Faculty Advancement
Unit: Darden School of Business
Department: Darden Graduate School of Business
Office location and address
198D Faculty Pavilions
90 Darden Blvd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
MBA, Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania

Maureen Wellen is the executive director of faculty advancement at the Darden School of Business. In this role, she works with faculty to accelerate the creation of new scholarship and be sure the faculty and School are recognized for it. As part of her duties, she has managerial responsibility for Darden Business Publishing, case writing, the School’s library, and support for faculty seminars and conferences.

Her career has focused on university and health care management in marketing, strategy and operations.

Wellen joined Darden in 2004 and has served as acting assistant dean of the Global Executive MBA, executive director of strategic initiatives, interim associate dean for administration and adjunct lecturer teaching management communications. Other initiatives she has been responsible for include redesign of the School’s website, launch of the Executive MBA and staffing a strategic review of Darden’s Executive Education business.

Her prior experience was in health care at both the University of Virginia and Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville, Virginia. She was responsible for creating the marketing function at UVA Health System and established the hospital’s positioning strategy. Before this, Wellen was vice president for planning at Martha Jefferson Hospital, where she was responsible for developing and implementing business plans for new services. Previously, she worked at Medtronic in new business development and was a consultant in New York.

Wellen holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, a master of city planning degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis.

GBUS 8999: Darden Independent Study
Credits: 2–3
A Darden Independent Study elective includes either case development or a research project to be conducted by an individual student under the direction of a faculty member. Students should secure the agreement of a resident faculty member to supervise their independent study and assign the final grade that is to be based to a significant degree on written evidence of the individual student's accomplishment.