Smith School Prof. Curt Grimm Named
Top Scholar, Teacher
by University of Maryland
Park, Md. – March 12, 2010 – Curt Grimm, Dean’s Professor of Supply
Chain and Strategy at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, was named a
2010-2011 Distinguished Scholar-Teacher by the University of Maryland. Grimm is
one of five faculty members recognized campus-wide in the prestigious program,
which honors tenured faculty who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments
as educators and notable achievements in their respective fields. Each scholar
will present a lecture during the school year, and the award carries an
honorarium to support professional activities.
Grimm is a prolific researcher and leader in the areas of strategic
management and transportation policy. While his research in both of these
distinct fields centers on firm competition, each has its own impressive array
of top journals, scholarly reviewers, major conferences and distinguished
research awards. In addition to publishing four books and more than 100 articles
and paper proceedings, he has won five best paper awards – including awards from
the prestigious Academy of Management Journal and the Journal of Management.
Grimm is a master teacher who has repeatedly won the Smith School’s top
teaching awards. He currently teaches courses on the global economic environment
in the MBA core curriculum. He is an active and successful advisor to students,
especially doctoral candidates, and stays involved with the student body by
overseeing student clubs and meeting with prospective student-athletes and their
Other university faculty members to receive this year’s honor are William
Dorland, department of physics; William Fagan, department of biology; Martha
Nell Smith, department of English; and Chris Vadala, School of Music.
From 1995-2003 Grimm served as Logistics, Business and Public Policy
department chair. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of
California-Berkeley, with primary focus on industrial organization.
About the 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 13 colleges and schools at the
University of Maryland at College Park, the Smith School offers undergraduate,
full-time and part-time MBA, executive MBA, MS in business, Ph.D. and executive
education programs, as well as outreach services to the corporate community. The
school offers its degree, custom and certification programs at locations in
North America and Asia.