Laura Poppo is the Donald and Shirley Clifton Chair in Leadership at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She received her PhD from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and has been on the faculty of Washington University, Virginia Tech, and University of Kansas. She is known globally as a thought leader for her research in strategy, which has influenced scholars in many disciplines, including, economics, law, accounting, marketing, supply chain management, public administration and strategic management. Her current research examines problem-solving, creativity, innovation, identity, and trust-repair. In 2019 she received the Dan and Mary Lou Schendel Best Paper Prize from SMS.