Management & Organization

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, and the 2002 Second Place Winner of INFORMS Dissertation Proposal Competition.

Oliver Schlake

Dr. Oliver Schlake is a Tyser Teaching Fellow 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

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 Ralph J. Tyser Distinguished Teaching Fellow 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.

Rhonda K. Reger

Primary Research Areas

  • Strategic Management
  • Managerial Cognition
  • Organizational Identity and Reputation

Selected Publications

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

Paulo Prochno is a Tyser Teaching Fellow at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business. 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.

Hui Liao

Dr. Hui Liao is the endowed Smith Dean’s Professor in Leadership and Management at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business. Before joining Maryland, she was on the faculties of the Rutgers University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She received her Ph.D. with concentrations in Organizational Behavior and Human Resources from the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management, and her BA in International Economics from the Renmin University of China.

Jeffrey Kudisch

Dr. Kudisch is Assistant Dean of Corporate Relations and Managing Director of the Office of Career Services. He is a Distinguished Tyser Teaching Fellow at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. He also is a co-founder and Principal Partner of Personnel Assessment Systems, Inc., a human resource consulting firm specializing in management and executive assessment.

David A. Kirsch

Dr. David Kirsch is Associate Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship in the M&O Department at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business. From 1996 to 2001, Kirsch held various adjunct and visiting appointments at the Anderson Graduate School of Management, University of California, Los Angeles. He received his PhD in history from Stanford University in 1996. His research interests include industry emergence, technological choice, technological failure and the role of entrepreneurship in the emergence of new industries.


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