Marla Tuchinsky

Managing Director

Marla Tuchinsky is a Managing Director at Duke Corporate Education. She designs, develops and delivers custom education solutions to help our corporate clients grow their leaders as a strategic asset. Her areas of expertise include talent development, organizational and team effectiveness, and communication.  She brings to her client work her wide experience across industries, geographies and teaching modalities.  She combines a practitioner’s perspective with a foundation in social science.

Marla was a professor at INSEAD in France where she created and taught MBA, PhD and Executive Education courses. She has lectured at top business schools such as Wharton, London Business School and UC Berkeley, and facilitated programs on six continents.  She was nominated for the Dean’s Undergraduate Teaching Award at Duke University.  She currently teaches for the Duke University School of Medicine.

Before joining Duke CE, Marla was an internal consultant to several divisions of Cisco Systems, shaping their leadership development efforts.  She was at the forefront of e-learning efforts there as well. She consulted to novice entrepreneurs in Europe, specifically in high tech. She has served on Board of Directors and on several board committees for local not-for-profit organizations.

Marla’s research and publications have focused on strategy, business communication and negotiation processes.  She’s studied how working virtually affects business relationships.  Her most recent research explored how not-for-profits attract, retain and motivate volunteer employees. She co-wrote the Leading from the Center book series about common challenges middle managers face.  In addition, she has written dozens of custom cases and simulations for our clients.  She has spoken on her research at conferences and as an invited speaker around the world.

Marla earned her BA and MA degrees from Stanford University and PhD from Duke University.


Contact Information

+1 919 680 5765

Duke Corporate Education
310 Blackwell Street
Durham, NC 27701