Joyce E. A. Russell

Senior Associate Dean of Learning

Management & Organization
Ph.D., University of Akron

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.

Russell is a licensed industrial and organizational psychologist and has over 25 years of experience consulting with both private and public sector organizations. Her expertise is primarily in the areas of leadership and management development, negotiation tactics, executive coaching and change management. Some of her clients have included: Lockheed Martin, Marriott, Department of Defense, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, National Institute of Health, SAIC, Frito-Lay, Quaker Oats, M&M Mars, ALCOA, Entergy, Yodlee, Black & Decker, Boeing Corporation, Hughes Communications, McCormick, Sprint/Nextel, Tennessee Valley Authority, State of Tennessee, Bell-South, L.M. Berry & Company, and Bryce Corporation.

Russell writes a weekly “Career Coach” column and answers reader questions in a monthly online chat for The Washington Post’s Capital Business newspaper. She developed the Executive Coaching Programs for the University of Maryland’s Executive MBA programs in College Park and in China, and the EMBA program at the University of Tennessee. As the director of these programs, she has provided leadership coaching for hundreds of executives over the past decades as well as selected and trained numerous executive coaches.

Since joining the UMD faculty, she has consistently been honored for being one of the outstanding (Top 15%) teachers. She has also been selected three times for the Allen J. Krowe Award for Teaching Excellence given for outstanding teaching among tenured, tenure-track, and teaching professors.
Prior to joining UMD, she was a tenured full professor in the College of Business Administration at the University of Tennessee. At UT, she received numerous teaching and research awards from students and faculty for her work with Executive MBAs, MBAs, doctoral students, and undergraduates. Some of them include: The University of Tennessee National Alumni Association Outstanding Teaching Award, the College of Business Administration’s John B. Ross Award for Outstanding Teaching among senior, tenured professors, the Tennessee Organization of MBAs Outstanding Teaching Award, the UT Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Team Development and Team Teaching of the Integrated MBA Curriculum, and the College of Business Administration’s William B. Stokely Research/Teaching Scholar Award, among others.

Russell has published over 50 articles, books, or book chapters and has presented her research at national and regional conferences. She served as the associate editor for the Journal of Vocational Behavior, and on the editorial boards of the Journal of Applied Psychology, Human Resource Management Review, and Performance Improvement Quarterly. She received her PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the University of Akron, Ohio and her BA degree in psychology from Loyola College in Maryland.