JEFFREY D. KUDISCH, PH.D.
Managing Director, Office of Career Services
Robert H. Smith School of Business
Dr. Kudisch is the Managing Director of the Office
of Career Services at the University of Maryland Prior to this position he
served for eight years as a Ralph J. Tyser Distinguished Teaching Fellow. He has
also served as the Associate Chair of the Management and Organization
Department. Dr. Kudisch also is a co-founder and Principal Partner of Personnel
Assessment Systems, Inc., a human resource consulting firm specializing in
management and executive assessment.
Dr. Kudisch received his Ph.D. in
Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology from the University of Tennessee,
Knoxville, his M.S. in I/O Psychology from the University of Central Florida,
and his B.S. in Psychology from the University of Florida. Prior to joining the
Smith School faculty in the fall of 2002, he was an Assistant Professor and
Director of the University of Southern Mississippi's I/O Psychology Doctoral
Program and Center for Applied Organizational Studies.
Dr. Kudisch has provided consulting services in the
areas of leadership assessment, executive coaching, succession planning,
assessment centers, recruitment, testing and selection, training and
development, organizational change, employee attitudes, customer satisfaction,
and performance management (e.g., performance appraisal, multi-source feedback)
to both public- and private-sector organizations in the United States since
1988. Before venturing into academia, Dr. Kudisch spent several years working in
various human resource-related functions at the Tennessee Valley Authority. Some
of his recent consulting and executive development clients have included
Lockheed Martin, McCormick and Company, Inc., Black & Decker, SAIC, Home Depot,
Litton Ingalls Shipbuilding & Litton Ship Systems, Nextel, NIH, Office of
Personnel Management, Anne Arundel Health Systems, Imre Communications, Alliant
Health Systems, E.K. Fox & Associates, and the Maryland Motor Vehicle
Administration (MVA), among others.
Dr. Kudisch developed Assessment Centers for the
University of Marylands EMBA program and the University of Tennessees MBA
program. During his time as Director of both assessment programs, he provided
feedback to hundreds of executives and students and has selected and trained
numerous assessors, role players, and coaches. Dr. Kudisch also serves as an
executive coach for the Smith Schools EMBA program.
Dr. Kudisch has taught MBA and EMBA seminars on
human capital management, leadership, and negotiations in the Robert H. Smiths
School of Business. He has also been an active guest lecturer at Smith partner
universities around the world, including the Graduate School of Business
Administration (GSBA) in Zurich and the Polish-American Management Center at the
University of Ldz.
Dr. Kudisch has successfully taught in Executive
Development programs, EMBA, MBA, Ph.D., and undergraduate programs. Dr. Kudisch
has been nominated for teaching awards at the University of Tennessee, the
University of Southern Mississippi, and the University of Maryland. Since
joining the Smith faculty, Dr. Kudisch has consistently been honored for being
one of the Outstanding (Top 15%) Teachers, and was selected in 2006 and 2009 for
the Allen J. Krowe/Legg Mason Teaching Excellence Award, as well
as the Best MBA Team Teaching Award in 2006, 2007 and 2008 for his
performance during the GSBAs Zurich HRM-MBA Blocks.
Dr. Kudisch has written articles in the areas of
assessment centers, personnel selection, managerial credibility, charismatic
leadership, and multi-source feedback, and he has presented his research at
national and international conferences. He is a member of the Academy of
Management, Society for I/O Psychology, and the Society for Human Resource