University of Maryland Smith School of Business Names
Joyce E. A. Russell Vice Dean
College Park, Md. – July 9, 2012 – Joyce E. A. Russell was named Vice Dean
for Programs at the Robert H. Smith School of Business. Russell 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. She assumes the role in July and succeeds Hugh Courtney, who was
named dean of Northeastern University College of Business Administration.
“As vice dean, Joyce will be instrumental in championing Smith School
initiatives,” said G. “Anand” Anandalingam, dean of the Robert H. Smith School
of Business. “This role is critical to the operations of the school. Her
leadership development and executive coaching expertise will be invaluable when
working with students, faculty and staff.”
Russell is a Ralph J. Tyser Distinguished Teaching Fellow at the Smith
School. Russell teaches courses at all levels – undergraduate, full-time and
part-time MBA, and executive MBA. Since joining the faculty in 1998, she has
consistently been honored for being one of the school’s outstanding 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
Russell is the director of the Executive Coaching and Leadership Development
Program for Smith’s EMBA program in College Park and China, and has chaired the
Executive Coaching Conference held at the Smith School and attended by coaches
from across the United States.
She also has more than 25 years of experience consulting with both private
and public sector organizations in the areas of leadership development,
negotiation tactics, executive coaching, and career development. 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.
Prior to joining the Smith School, Russell was a tenured full professor in
the College of Business Administration at the University of Tennessee. She has
published more than 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 Ph.D and M.A. degrees in industrial and organizational
psychology from the University of Akron, Ohio.
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 12 colleges and schools at the
University of Maryland, College Park, the Smith School offers undergraduate,
full-time and part-time MBA, executive 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.