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.
Management & Organization
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.
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 (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).
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.
Dr. Oliver Schlake is a Clinical Professor at Robert H. Smith School of Business, a senior business consultant, entrepreneur and researcher. His publications and research on scenario-based strategic planning and innovation strategy have been featured in leading academic and practitioner journals worldwide. Oliver has been an international management consultant and strategic advisor for leading companies and government agencies in Europe and North-America.
Joyce E. A. Russell was named vice dean at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business in 2012. She is a Clinical Professor at the Smith School and has been a major force in shaping the student experience at all levels. As vice dean, Russell’s duties include oversight of the school’s undergraduate, MBA, MS and executive programs, and the development of the school’s global, university and corporate partnerships.
Primary Research Areas
- Strategic Management
- Managerial Cognition
- Organizational Identity and Reputation
Kiyatkin, L. & Reger, R. K. Baum, J. R. forthcoming. Thought Leadership on Business and Social Issues: Why U.S. Business Schools Lag Corporations and How They Could Improve, Journal of Corporate Citizenship.
Livengood, R. S. & Reger, R. K. (2010) That’s Our Turf!: Identity Domains and Competitive Dynamics. Academy of Management Review, 35: 48-66.
Paulo Prochno is a Clinical Professor at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, and the Faculty Director for the DC evening MBA program. From 2010 to 2014, Paulo was the associate chair of the department. Prior to joining the Smith School faculty in the Fall of 2007, he had appointments at Fundação Dom Cabral, a top-ranked school from Brazil focused on executive education, and Ibmec Business School, where he coordinated open enrollment executive programs.