Professor Charles E. Olson is Visiting Associate Professor and Director of the Honors Program at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. From 1986 - 2000 he was president of Zinder Companies, Inc., a public utility consulting firm. Prior to joining Zinder Companies, Inc., Olson was president of Olson & Co., Inc. from 1980 - 1986. Dr. Olson was assistant and then associate professor of business at the University of Maryland from 1968 - 76. His Ph.D. is from the University of Wisconsin - Madison.
Logistics, Business & Public Policy
Professor Peter Morici is a recognized expert on economic policy and international economics. Prior to joining the university, he served as director of the Office of Economics at the U.S. International Trade Commission. He is the author of 18 books and monographs and has published widely in leading public policy and business journals including the Harvard Business Review and Foreign Policy. Morici has lectured and offered executive programs at more than 100 institutions including Columbia University, the Harvard Business School and Oxford University.
Research Interests: Competition, competition policy, deregulation, and microeconomic reform.
Curt Grimm is Professor and Charles A. Taff Chair of Economics and Strategy at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland. From 1995-2003 Professor Grimm served as Logistics, Business and Public Policy department chair. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of California-Berkeley, with primary focus on industrial organization.
Research Interests: Logistics systems, inventory management, intermodal transportation.
Stephanie Eckerd is an assistant professor at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business where she teaches courses in supply chain management. Dr. Eckerd’s research focuses on how social and psychological variables affect buyer-supplier relationships through the use of survey and experiment methodologies. Her articles have appeared in the Journal of Operations Management, theJournal of Supply Chain Management, and the International Journal of Operations and Production Management.
Research Interests: Air transport management and policy; supply chain management.
Research Interests: Supply chain management, supply chain contracts and incentive mechanisms design, operations management and information technologies, distribution channels, marketing and operations interface.
Cristian Dezső is an Associate Professor in the Logistics, Business and Public Policy department at the University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics and International Business from New York University’s Stern School of Business, an M.A. in economics from the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary, and a B.A. in business from the “Babeș-Bolyai” University in Cluj, Romania. Prior to joining the Smith School, he was an associate with the economic consulting firm Cornerstone Research in Washington DC.