Management & Organization

David M. Waguespack

Dr. David M. Waguespack is Associate Professor of Management & Organization at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. Dr. Waguespack received his PhD in Political Science, focusing on environmental politics and science and technology policy. Prior to arriving at Maryland he was a project manager at the University of California Los Angeles, and an adjunct political science professor at SUNY Buffalo. Dr. Waguespack 's research focuses on non-market influences, such as social networks and political institutions, on innovation and venture performance.

Vijaya Venkataramani

Vijaya Venkataramani is an Assistant Professor of Management & Organization at the R.H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. Professor Venkataramani’s research focuses on how informal social relationships and social networks at work influence leadership, creativity, and discretionary employee behaviors in organizations (behaviors that are not stipulated as part of the job, but that still are important for organizational well-being).

Subra Tangirala

Subra Tangirala is an Associate Professor of Management & Organization. He teaches the leadership course in the MBA program. His research focuses on interpersonal communication in organizations. Specifically, he explores reasons why employees often remain silent despite having information, concerns, or suggestions to share, and what organizations can do to facilitate candid exchange of ideas at the workplace.

J. Gerald Suarez

Dr. J. Gerald Suarez is a premier educator, speaker and consultant in the fields of Organizational Design, Systems Thinking and Total Quality Management. Suarez joined Smith in 2005 as Executive Director of the multidisciplinary Quality Enhancement Systems and Teams (QUEST) Honors Fellows program. He was a Ralph J. Tyser Teaching Fellow and an Executive Education Senior Fellow. From 2008 to 2010 he served as Associate Dean of External Strategy, leading the offices of marketing communications, recruitment and career services. Suarez earned the prestigious Allen J.

Cynthia Kay Stevens

Primary Research Areas

  • Recruitment & Staffing
  • Decision Making
  • Working constructively with difficult coworkers
  • Workplace diversity

 

Honors and Awards

Identified as one of top 10 women/top 75 scholars published in Journal of Applied Psychology and Personnel Psychology during 1990-2000, The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist, April 2000.

Consulting Work

Robert M. Sheehan, Jr.

Rob Sheehan has more than thirty years of executive management experience, including eighteen years as the CEO of two different national nonprofits. His research and academic publications are focused on leadership, strategy, and organizational effectiveness. His background and experiences have included serving as CEO of LeaderShape, Inc. from 1992-2001 and CEO of the Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity & Educational Foundation from 1981-90.

Debra L. Shapiro

Debra L. Shapiro (Ph.D. Northwestern U) is the Clarice Smith Professor at the U of Maryland (UMD), formerly the Willard Graham Distinguished Professor at UNC-Chapel Hill where she was 1986-2003. Debra has led UNC’s and MD’s business schools’ PhD Programs (as Associate Dean at UNC from 1998-2001 and UMD from 2008-2011).

Myeong-Gu Seo

Dr. Myeong-Gu Seo is Associate Professor of Management and Organization at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business. His primary areas of research regard issues relating to work-related emotions, organizational- and institutional-change. Dr. Seo received the 2001 Best Doctoral Student Paper from the Academy of Management's Organizational Development and Change Division.

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