Management & Organization

Elad Sherf

Elad began the program in Fall 2011. His research interests include feedback and learning processes, interpersonal processes and perceptions of justice in professional environments, interpersonal conflict in teams and emotional intelligence and emotional regulation. 

Bradford Baker

Bradford began the program in Fall 2012. Bradford's primary research interests are in behavioral ethics and “dark side” studies. Specifically, he explores the unintentional negative consequences of pro-social behaviors and well-intentioned initiatives on both individuals and organizations. Additionally, he is interested in leadership, virtual teams, and gamification. Prior to pursuing his Ph.D., he worked in international development (primarily in sub-Saharan Africa) as a grant writer and managed the application process for over $100 million dollars in grants.

Fearless Ideas Courses Inspire Innovation

The University of Maryland offers a set of “Fearless Ideas” courses through its Academy for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (AIE), a signature initiative to infuse the university with a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship across all colleges, building on the institution's excellence as a research university.

The Robert H. Smith School of Business will offer four Fearless Ideas courses in fall 2014:

Smith School Business Summit Addresses Innovation

On March 28, 2014, at the North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Bethesda, Md., students, faculty and business professionals met for the third annual Smith School Business Summit. This year’s theme looked at innovation as an essential building block for the prosperity and survival of corporations. With more than 600 registered attendants, it was the largest Summit yet.


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