Dr. Jay Dial is Visiting Assistant Professor of Management at The Ohio State University's Fisher College of Business. He holds a Doctor of Business Administration degree in General Management from Harvard University and has an MBA from the University of Chicago with concentrations in Finance and Business Policy. He is a summa cum laude graduate of Old Dominion University where he majored in Marketing. He graduated first in his class and was named the University Outstanding Scholar.
Professor Dial teaches the capstone Strategy Formulation and Implementation general management course in the MBA Program at the Fisher College as well as the core Organizational Economics course. He previously served on the faculty of Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management where he was the recipient of the Weatherhead School's Teaching Excellence Award for 1999-2000. Jay was also on the faculty of Texas A&M University and is a regular participant in executive education programs at Ohio State, Case Western Reserve and Cornell University, working with senior executives from Fortune 100 companies, such as IBM, Citibank, Chase Manhattan, Intel and Hewlett-Packard. In addition, he has conducted executive seminars with firms such as Timken, Lubrizol, Roadway Express, Cardinal Health and Baker-Hughes.
Professor Dial conducts research on corporate strategy, with particular emphasis on the relationships among ownership concentration, capital structure and firm performance. His research also examines the linkage between corporate governance and competitive behavior. He has published scholarly articles in the Academy of Management Review, Journal of Financial Economics and Venture Capital. Professor Dial specializes in the study of leveraged buyouts and is also the author of numerous Harvard Business School teaching cases. He also conducts seminars for business school faculty on teaching with the case method.
Professor Dial previously worked as a management consultant with Deloitte & Touche in Boston, focusing on corporate finance and corporate strategy issues. Prior to that, he worked in brand management at Kraft at their Glenview, IL world headquarters. Jay also served as general manager of a high-end specialty consumer electronics chain for several years.