Meet the faculty: Lynn Wooten

Lynn Wooten

David J. Nolan Dean and professor of management and organizations at the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management

Academic focus

Lynn Wooten, the David J. Nolan Dean of the Dyson School, joins the school with a focus on crisis leadership, positive organizing routines, strategic management processes of professional service firms, health care organizations, nonprofit organizations and knowledge service enterprises, strategic human resource management, workforce diversity and competitive advantage undergraduate business education, and the development of emerging leaders.


Most recently, Wooten was senior associate dean for student and academic excellence at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan. Her academic background includes a PhD in business from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, and a BS in accounting from North Carolina A&T State University.

On joining the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business

“I am excited about the people and the infrastructure for collaboration across the three schools that is designed to create high-impact educational experiences and research, and the land-grant mission that emphasizes public service, a breadth of degree programs, and diversity as a pathway for excellence.”

Fun facts

“My mother is a retired school teacher, and my childhood was filled with books and trips to the Philadelphia public library. Two of my favorite recent non-fiction books are Hidden Figures by Margo Lee Shetterly and The Courage to Teach by Parker Palmer. I also enjoy historical fiction and mysteries and have recently read The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah and the first three books of the Kate Burkholder mystery series. In my spare time, I like to try new recipes, and I am an avid shopper.”