Alison Davis-Blake was the first female dean of the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. She is also the Stephen M. Ross Professor of Business. She was also the first female dean of the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management, a position she held from 2006 to 2011. Prior to that appointment, she was associate dean of the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas. She taught for several years at Carnegie-Mellon University.