Dr. David Schkade is associate dean and holds the Jerome Katzin Chair at the Rady School of Management. He previously served on the faculties of the University of Texas at Austin, Princeton University, Duke University and the University of Chicago. He received a B.A. in mathematics and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin and an M.S. and Ph.D. in organizational psychology from Carnegie Mellon University.
His work includes two books and over 50 papers, with a primary focus on how people form and express their preferences and how their decision making can be improved. He teaches the psychology of decision making, negotiation, decision analysis, organizational behavior and research methods.
Dr. Schkade won both the top research (1999) and MBA teaching (2003) awards from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas and was selected to Who's Who in Economics 1990-2000. His research on punitive damages has been cited in numerous court cases, including opinions by the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals and the California State Supreme Court.
His editorials, quotations and references to his work have appeared in numerous media outlets, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Financial Times, L.A. Times, Time Magazine, CNN, UPI, Reuters, ABC, CBS, NPR and BBC.