Edward J. Frey Dean, Stephen M. Ross School of Business
University of Michigan
Scott DeRue is the Edward J. Frey Dean of the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. He is also the Stephen M. Ross Professor of Business.
DeRue joined Michigan Ross in 2007, taking on multiple leadership roles across the school over time. Prior to his deanship, DeRue served as the associate dean for executive education, professor of management, director of the Sanger Leadership Center, and faculty director of the Emerging Leaders Program.
DeRue has been named among the 50 most influential business professors in the world for his work on leadership, team performance, and human resource management. His book Experience-driven Leader Development provides organizations with the strategies and tactics for developing leadership talent in the new world of work, and his award-winning research has been published in top academic journals. His work is frequently featured in the media, and he often speaks and consults for organizations that span five continents, including Fortune 100 companies, startups, championship-winning sports teams, and government agencies.
He currently serves as a director of Equinox and chairman of the William Davidson Institute, a nonprofit focused on economic and business development in emerging economies. He is also a managing partner at Rabun Group, an investment firm, and Chibor Angels, a venture capital firm. DeRue is a member of the board of trustees of The Conference Board.
Earlier in his career, DeRue worked in private equity and management consulting. He received his PhD in management from Michigan State University, where he was awarded a University Distinguished Fellowship. He also earned his bachelor of science in business administration with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.