Education: A.B., Princeton University; MBA, University of Virginia; M.S., Stanford University; Ph.D., Duke University
Associate Professor Casey Lichtendahl, appointed to the Eleanor F. and Phillip G. Rust Professorship of Business Administration, teaches Quantitative Analysis courses in Darden's MBA and Executive Education programs. His research focuses on eliciting, evaluating, combining probability forecasts and modeling consumption preferences. His work has appeared in leading academic journals such as Management Science and Operations Research. He serves as an associate editor for Management Science and Decision Analysis.
Several of his research papers received publication awards from the Institute for Management Science and Operations Research (INFORMS). Lichtendahl was nominated for Darden's Outstanding Faculty Award in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. In 2009, he received the University of Virginia's Mead-Colley Award.
Prior to joining Darden in 2006, Lichtendahl served as a visiting instructor in the economics department at Duke University while in his Ph.D. program at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business. He began his professional career in the beverage industry. In the 1990s, he co-founded the Tradewinds Beverage Company. In 2011, the company was acquired by Nestlé Waters North America.