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University of Maryland Business School Hires 16 Top Faculty

Sep 13, 2007
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College Park, Md. Sept. 13, 2007 - The University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business today announced 16 outstanding faculty members have joined the school from leading universities to start the 2007-2008 academic year.

Our position as a top business school spurred another great year for recruiting outstanding faculty members, said Howard Frank, dean of the Robert H. Smith School of Business. We can attract this top talent because weve invested in our infrastructure, endowments, students and research the marks of a top business school and as a result we have risen as an institution that draws the best and brightest academicians.

New faculty members joined each of the Smith Schools six academic departments:

Accounting and Information Assurance

  • Shijun Cheng, Associate Professor; PhD, University of Pittsburgh
  • Progyan Basu, Tyser Teaching Fellow; PhD, University of Nebraska
  • Colin Linsley, Tyser Teaching Fellow; PhD, University of Essex, Colchester, UK

Decision and Information Technologies

  • Mahesh Kumar, Assistant Professor; PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Xiaoqing Wang, Assistant Professor; PhD, University of Pittsburgh
  • Peter Weiss, Tyser Teaching Fellow; D.Sc., George Washington University

Finance

  • Mark Taranto, Tyser Teaching Fellow; PhD, University of California-Berkeley
  • Anna Obizhaeva, Assistant Professor; PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Logistics, Business and Public Policy

  • Cristian L. Dezso, Assistant Professor; PhD, New York University
  • Yan Dong, Assistant Professor; PhD, University of Maryland
  • T. Leigh Anenson, Visiting Assistant Professor, Georgetown University

Management and Organization

  • Benjamin Hallen, Assistant Professor; PhD, Stanford University
  • Paolo Prochno, Tyser Teaching Fellow; PhD, INSEAD Fontainebleau, France
  • Michael Lawless, Tyser Teaching Fellow; PhD, University of California-Los Angeles

Marketing

  • Michael Trusov, Assistant Professor; PhD, University of California-Los Angeles
  • Yogesh Joshi, Assistant Professor; PhD, University of Pennsylvania

In the last decade, the Smith School has attracted more than 100 new faculty members from the worlds premier research institutions. The latest Financial Times rankings place Smith No. 5 in the world for research, which is based on the number of faculty research articles published in worlds top academic journals.

About the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business 

The Robert H. Smith School of Business is an internationally recognized leader in management education and research. One of 12 colleges and schools at the University of Maryland, College Park, the Smith School offers undergraduate, full-time and part-time MBA, executive MBA, online MBA, MS in business, PhD and executive education programs, as well as outreach services to the corporate community. The school offers its degree, custom and certification programs in learning locations in North America and Asia.