Faculty & Staff

Dr. Mark Wellman, Director
Tyser Teaching Fellow
Management and Organization
4511 Van Munching Hall
Phone: 301-405-0831
E-mail: mwellman@rhsmith.umd.edu
Mark Wellman

Dr. Mark H. Wellman is currently a faculty member in the management and organization department at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business and he serves as director of the Business, Society & Economy program of the university’s College Park Scholars program.

Dr. Wellman has over 20 years of teaching and administrative experience at the undergraduate and graduate level. He is an award-winning teacher, and an accomplished administrator who has a record of enhancing the quality and reputation of academic programs, and establishing effective working relationships with students, faculty, staff and alumni.

In 2008 University of Maryland students and their parents selected Dr. Wellman for the University Outstanding Faculty Educator Award. The award is presented each year by the Maryland Parents Association to honor a faculty member who demonstrates a deep commitment to providing an exemplary education experience for students. “For Dr. Wellman, learning goes outside the convention of a four-wall classroom,” one Smith School wrote in their nomination of Wellman. “Having sat in Dr. Wellman’s classes, I would love to have him as my professor for all eight semesters. … The fact that he takes his time to create a small learning environment with over 80 students is amazing.”

He has also received numerous awards for teaching, including the Allen J. Krowe Teaching Excellence Award for his outstanding contribution to business education. One student wrote in their Krowe nomination, “I have never seen a professor garner so much respect from students in a large lecture class.”

As director of the BSE program, Dr. Wellman has re-invigorated the academic residential community by developing innovative curricular and co-curricular learning experiences including global immersion experiences, simulations, managerial assessments, and field trips.

Dr. Wellman also serves as the academic director for the Smith Edge program, an innovative total-immersion business program intended for motivated non-business majors who seek a broad exposure to the basic principles of business.

His primary research subject is the area of career success, human capital and management education. He is a recent recipient of a faculty fellowship from the Graduate Management Admission Council Education Research Institute. His research is examining the impact of the MBA degree on career success outcomes.

Before his current appointment, Dr. Wellman served as the assistant dean of the MBA/MS programs at the Smith School from 1990-2001. When arriving at Smith he was charged with achieving greater recognition as the Smith School was not ranked as one of the leading business schools. Dr. Wellman led the transformation of the school's MBA program. At the ends of his tenure the MBA program was ranked among the top 25 by Business Week, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal and U.S. News. In addition, full-time and part-time MBA enrollment significantly increased while also improving student quality.

Prior to arriving at Maryland in 1990, he served as the director of graduate studies in business at Bowling Green State University. While at BGSU he increased MBA enrollment, improved student satisfaction, and established an MBA career services program.

Wellman holds a Ph.D. in business administration with a focus on organizational behavior and development from the George Washington University School of Business Administration. In addition, he has an undergraduate and graduate degree from Bowling Green State University. 

Claudia Donnelly, Assistant Director
Robert H. Smith School of Business
1208A Cambridge Hall
University of Maryland College Park, MD 20742-1815
Phone: 301-314-7216
Fax: 301-314-9843
E-mail: cdonnelly@rhsmith.umd.edu

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