Smith School Welcomes New Faculty Members

The University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business is pleased to welcome the following new faculty members for fall 2009.

Accounting and Information Assurance

  • Carolyn Levine, assistant professor; PhD, Carnegie Mellon University
  • James Staihar- Assistant Professor; PhD, University of Michigan

Decision, Operations and Information Technologies

  • Karen Gold, Tyser Teaching Fellow of statistics, UCLA
  • Canan Savaskan-Ebert, visiting assistant professor; PhD, INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France


Smith Business Close-Up: The Housing Market– What’s the Prognosis?

Thursday, August 20, 2009, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 23, 2009, 7:30 a.m.
Monday, August 24, 2009, 4:30 a.m. 

The real estate market has been in a downward spiral for the past year. Have we finally hit bottom?

In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, Clifford Rossi, managing director of the new Center for Financial Policy, shares his insight and prognosis for the real estate market.

Industry Experts Join University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business to Lead New Center for Financial Policy

College Park, Md. – August 11, 2009 — The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business today announced finance industry leaders Clifford Rossi and William Longbrake have joined the school to lead the new Center for Financial Policy, which will be launched this fall. Rossi was named managing director of the center and Longbrake will serve as an executive-in-residence and senior policy advisor.

Finance and the City: How to Stand out in a Crowd

The Smith School's Finance Fellows and Women’s Society organized the event, "Finance and the City," to help students of the Robert H. Smith School of Business gain an insight into the strategies necessary for succeeding in the finance sector in the current downturn economy. The primary focus of the event was to provide the industry’s perspective on the job market to the students and help the students understand what would be required of them to stand out in the crowd and succeed in the world of finance amidst today’s unprecedented circumstances.

Smith Professor Peter Morici Testifies on State of U.S. Auto Industry

Robert H. Smith School of Business professor Peter Morici testified Nov. 18, 2008, at a U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs hearing examining the challenges facing the automotive industry. Morici joined a panel that included Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., and the major players in the U.S. auto  industry: Alan Mulally, president and CEO of Ford Motor Company; Robert Nardelli, chairman and CEO of Chrysler LLC; and G.

The Outlook for an Economy in Turmoil

The U.S. and global economies are feeling the fallout of the credit crisis. How long will we be waiting for things to thaw? What is the recession outlook for the coming year? And how does the economic turmoil affect you and your personal financial decisions?

In this edition of Smith Business Close-Upwith the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, Dr. Albert “Pete” Kyle discusses the outlook for an economy in turmoil.


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