Zuzana Simoniova Cmelikova Visiting International Scholar in Leadership and Ethics

The Jepson School is pleased to embrace the global nature of leadership and ethics studies by hosting visiting scholars from around the world. Since 2011 the Jepson School has welcomed visiting scholars to the Zuzana Simoniova Cmelikova Visiting International Scholar in Leadership and Ethics. The program was made possible by a generous gift from Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Ukrop and named in honor of Robert Ukrop’s cousin who spent five weeks at the Jepson School in 2007 as a resident scholar researching applied ethics.

These scholars are fully involved in the academic life of the School, the University of Richmond, and the wider Richmond community. They collaborate with the Jepson School faculty members and present students with international perspectives on topics related to leadership. 

Recent Visiting Scholars 

Dr. Frank Abumere is a political philosopher who researches the global ethics of immigration. The Nigerian native focuses specifically on African immigration.


Rana Dajani

Dr. Rana Dajani is a recognized Jordanian molecular biologist currently based at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

Riddhi Bhandari

Dr. Riddhi Bhandari is an assistant professor in the Jindal School of Liberal Arts and Humanities at the O.P. Jindal Global University at Sonipat in Haryana, India. She researches leadership in postcolonial societies, and the intersections of ethics, affect and jurisprudence in economic transactions.