MEDIA ALERT: September 19, 2008
For business, economic, financial, retail, and career reporters, editors and
Contact: Carrie Handwerker,
UMD FACULTY EXPERTS AVAILABLE FOR COMMENT ON ECONOMIC RIPPLES FROM U.S. FINANCIAL
Faculty at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business are
available to comment on how the U.S. financial markets turmoil will ripple through
the economy. The Smith School has an in-house ReadyCam broadcast facility for live
or taped interviews via fiber-optic line for television or multimedia content.
FEDERAL RESCUE PLAN AND BANKING:
Elinda Kiss, Tyser Teaching Fellow of finance, is a banking regulation expert
with corporate experience and experience working for the Resolution Trust Corp.,
the temporary government agency formed to clean up the Savings and Loan problems
in the late 1980s-early 1990s.
E-mail: email@example.com; office phone: 301-405-7538;
mobile phone: 215-962-9071.
Russ Wermers, associate professor of finance, researches the efficiency of security
markets as well as the role of institutional investors in setting security prices.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; office phone: 301-405-0572.
David Kass, finance
lecturer, is an expert on corporate finance and industrial organization. He teaches
classes on financial restructuring and strategy, and investment management.
E-mail: email@example.com; office phone: 301-405-9683.
Joyce E. A. Russell, Distinguished Tyser Teaching Fellow and senior executive
education fellow, is an industrial and organizational psychologist and an expert
in leadership, management development, negotiation tactics, career development and
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; office phone: 301-405-8146.
“The coming holiday shopping season will be a very challenging one for retailers.
They need to be extra careful with merchandise selections and cut inefficiency wherever
they can. Despite the negative impact overall, there are a few silver linings. The
tough economic conditions have created more opportunities for discount retailers,
which may well extend to the holiday shopping season.”
Jie Zhang, assistant professor and Harvey Sanders Fellow of Retail Management,
is an expert on retailing, e-commerce and promotion strategies.
E-mail: email@example.com; office phone: 301-405-7899; mobile phone: 301-768-0250.
Anil K. Gupta, the Ralph J. Tyser Professor of Strategy & Organization, is an
expert on global strategy and organization, specifically related to China and India.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; phone: 301-537-6738.
Hugh Courtney, Associate Dean of Executive Programs and Professor of the Practice
of Strategy, is an expert on business strategy, competitive dynamics, and strategic
planning in times of uncertainty.
E-mail: email@example.com; office phone: