Amanda Cowen is the Cohen Bicentennial Professor of Commerce and a Senior Associate Dean at the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce. Her research interests center on corporate governance and strategic leadership. Much of her work focuses on how audiences interpret and respond to governance failures and controversies. She is especially interested in how social evaluations affect decisions and outcomes in these settings. Recently, Amanda has also begun to explore how gendered expectations influence external audiences’ perceptions of female-led vs. male-led organizations. Her research has been published in journals such as Strategic Management Journal; Academy of Management Journal; Academy of Management Review; Journal of Applied Psychology; and the Journal of Management. Amanda served as an Associate Editor at the Academy of Management Journal and is currently a member of the AMJ and AMR editorial review boards. She completed her doctorate and MBA at Harvard Business School and holds an AB in Economics from Dartmouth College.