faculty – Kellie A. McElhaney
Dr. McElhaney is the Whitehead Faculty Fellow and the founding Faculty Director of the Center for Responsible Business at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. She launched this center in 2003, which placed corporate responsibility squarely as one of the core competencies and competitive advantages of the Haas School. The Center has received global critical acclaim with The Financial Times rating Haas #1 in the world in 2008. Part of the Center’s differentiation is its $1.3M student-run socially responsible investment fund, which Kellie helped to launch and still advises. In 2012, she developed and is teaching a new class called Women in Business, which looks at why businesses are investing in the global development of women, and what the business outcomes- financially, socially, and environmentally- are when business successfully attracts, retains, and develops women in to leadership. She earned her BA from the University of North Carolina, her MA from Ohio University, and her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. Prior to moving in to academia, Kellie worked in retail banking.