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Assistant Professor, Management Area, McIntire School of Commerce, University of Virginia, University of Virginia

Paul Seaborn is an assistant professor in the Management Area at the McIntire School of Commerce. His research and teaching interests include non-market strategy/corporate political activity, industry regulation & self-­regulation, political economy. He is working on a series of projects related to the emerging legal cannabis industry. In 2014, he published one of the first, if not the first, academic teaching case on the marijuana industry in Case Research Journal, “Medical Marijuana Industry Group: Outdoor Advertising in Denver”. Prof. Seaborn teaches undergraduate, graduate and executive students. At the University of Denver, he was the recipient of the Daniels Excellence in Teaching Award and named one of Poets & Quants Top 40 Undergraduate Business professors. In Spring 2017, he taught the first ever “Business of Marijuana” course at any AACSB-­accredited business school.

Prior to joining the University of Denver in 2011, Prof. Seaborn completed his doctoral studies in Strategic Management at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. He worked eight years as a consultant for Mercer Management Consulting (now known as Oliver Wyman) and IBM Global Services. He holds an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario and a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from Acadia University. He is a native of Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Canada.


  • –present
    Assistant Professor, Department of Management, Daniels College of Business, University of Denver