Joyce Russell

UMD’s Smith School Appoints Dean of Learning

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (Aug. 25, 2015) — As part of an ongoing commitment to transform learning, the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business has appointed one of its most accomplished educators to fill a new position focused on the student experience. Professor Joyce E.A. Russell, who served as vice dean prior to the appointment, has assumed responsibilities as Senior Associate Dean of Learning.

Making B-School Change Less Painful

Top-down, change management strategies that force businesses to adapt quickly to meet market demands don’t translate fluidly to academic environments, Smith School Vice Dean Joyce E.A. Russell said recently at an MBA Roundtable discussion. She said academic change requires more focused, persuasive communication and individualized incentives because needs vary per department, discipline or individual research project, and don’t always align with institutional needs. Read more...

UMD-Smith Hosts Tata Dialogue on Innovation

The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business in partnership with the Tata group of companies presented the “Tata Dialogue on Innovation” on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. R. “Gopal” Gopalakrishnan, director of Tata Sons, talked with students during a conversation that was moderated by the Smith School’s Vice Dean Joyce Russell. Students from across campus attended the event, which was held Van Munching Hall.

Andrea Brody ’87 Headlines 4th Annual Women Leading Women Event

Women need advocacy and support at each stage of their careers. While the number of females in management positions is growing, women still have fewer role models and mentors than men. That’s why the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business hosts Women Leading Women, celebrating an inspirational female trailblazer in the business world.

Smith Encourages Women to Attend B-School at “Women in Business” Event

More than 50 women came to the Smith’s first Women in Business information session for prospective part-time MBA students on January 31 at the school’s campus in Washington, D.C. The event was part of the ongoing initiative at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business to encourage women to pursue an MBA degree. Women represent about one third of MBA students nationwide.


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