Faculty

Dr. BaileyJoseph P. Bailey
Research Associate Professor, Decision, Operations & Information Technologies

Professor Bailey is the director for the Center for Electronic Markets & Enterprises at the Smith School. He earned his Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Bailey's research and teaching interests span issues in telecommunications, economics, and public policy with an emphasis on the economics of the Internet. This area includes an identification of the existing public policies, technologies, and market opportunities that promote the benefits of interoperability. Bailey is currently studying issues related to the economics of electronic commerce and how the Internet changes competition and supply chain management.

ChenDr. Gilad Chen
Ralph J. Tyser Professor of Organizational Behavior and Chair, Management and Organization

Dr. Chen received his doctoral degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from George Mason University in 2001. He teaches courses on a variety of organizational behavior, human resource management, and methodological topics.

Dr. Chen’s research is focused on work motivation, adaptation, teams and leadership, with particular interest in understanding the complex interface between individuals and the socio-technical organizational context. He has won several research awards, including the 2007 Distinguished Early Career Contributions Award from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and the 2008 Cummings Scholar Award from the Organizational Behavior Division of the Academy of Management.

GrimmDr. Curt Grimm
Dean's Professor of Supply Chain and Strategy, Logistics, Business & Public Policy

Professor Grimm received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of California-Berkeley, with primary focus on industrial organization. From 1995-2003, Professor Grimm served as Logistics, Business and Public Policy department chair. He was named one of the University of Maryland’s 2010-2011 Distinguished Scholar-Teachers.

Professor Grimm has conducted extensive research in both supply chain and strategic management. His research has focused on the interface of business and public policy with strategic management, with a particular emphasis on competition, competition policy, deregulation and microeconomic reform both in the U.S. and overseas. This research has resulted in four books and more than 80 published articles.

KannanDr. P.K. Kannan
Ralph J. Tyser Professor of Marketing Science and Chair, Marketing Department

Professor Kannan’s teaching interests include marketing modeling, pricing, customer relationship management, new product development, and Internet retailing. He has taught these courses in executive programs for Black & Decker, Home Depot, ARINC, McCormick, and Northrup Grumman. He has corporate experience with Tata Engineering and Ingersoll-Rand and has consulted for companies such as Frito-Lay, Pepsi Co, Giant Food, Black and Decker, SAIC, Fannie Mae, and IBM.

His current research stream focuses on new product/service development, design and pricing digital products and product lines, marketing and product development on the Internet, e-service, and customer relationship management (CRM) and customer loyalty.

RussellDr. Joyce E. A. Russell
Vice Dean and Distinguished Tyser Teaching Fellow, Management and Organization

Dr. Russell is a licensed Industrial and Organizational Psychologist and has over 25 years of experience consulting with both private and public sector organizations. She has successfully taught in Executive Development programs, EMBA, MBA, PhD, and undergraduate programs and has published over 50 articles, books, or book chapters and has presented her research at national and regional conferences.

Her expertise is primarily in the areas of leadership and management development, negotiation tactics, executive coaching, training, career development, work teams, and change management. Some of her clients have included: Lockheed Martin, Marriott, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, National Institute of Health, Frito-Lay, Quaker Oats, M&M Mars, ALCOA, Entergy, Yodlee, Black & Decker, Boeing Corporation, Hughes Network Systems, McCormick, Nextel, Tennessee Valley Authority, State of Tennessee, Bell-South, L.M. Berry & Company, Bryce Corporation, among others.

TriantisDr. Alexander J. Triantis
Professor, Finance

Professor Triantis’s research focuses on corporate investment, financing, and risk management strategies, and particularly on the development and application of real options analysis to value investment opportunities and companies. His articles have been published in leading journals, including the Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Finance, Journal of International Economics, Journal of Law and Economics, Management Science, and Review of Financial Studies.

He served two terms as Editor of Financial Management (1999-2005) and serves on other journal editorial boards. Triantis has twice received the Smith School's Krowe Award for Teaching Excellence, and served as Finance Department Chair from 2006 to 2011.

Ken WhiteDr. Ken White
Associate Dean, MBA & MS

A results-oriented higher education leader with over 20 years of experience, Ken White is Associate Dean of MBA & MS programs. He is responsible for leading the School’s full time and part time MBA programs as well as the MS programs in Supply Chain Management, Finance, Accounting, Information Systems, and Marketing Analytics.

In addition to his associate dean role, White teaches communication and public relations in the Smith School’s MBA and Executive Programs. He earned his Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Missouri. He is a contributing writer to the Washington Post’s “Career Coach” column and a frequent guest on Maryland Public Television’s Your Money and Business where he shares his expertise in executive communication and personal branding.