Management & Organization

Stephen J. Carroll

Primary Research Areas

  • Organizational Behavior

Honors and Awards

Elected Fellow, Academy of Management, 1978

Designated Distinguished Scholar/Teacher, University of Maryland, 1979

First Recipient, Outstanding Faculty Award, College Alumni Chapter, 1979

Elected Fellow, American Psychological Association, 1984; Fellow, American Psychological Society, 1990

Recipient Fulbright Research Professorship to Japan 1992-1993

Consulting Work

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 primary research focuses on how employees form social networks in their organizations and how these networks exert social influence on employee attitudes and behaviors. As a specific area of interest, her recent research aims at understanding how such social influences can introduce biases in employees’ cognitive processes in making evaluations about the organization.

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.


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