Professor Sampson currently teaches managerial economics and business strategy in the part-time and full-time MBA core. Her research focuses on strategic alliances and the organization of corporate R&D. Her recent studies examine alliance structure and partner selection in the telecommunications equipment industry, legal contracting for alliances and optimal organization for innovation.
Sampson joined the University of Maryland after five years at the Stern School of Business, New York University. Prior to receiving her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, she lived in Australia for 10 years. During this time, she received her law degree from Queensland University of Technology and was admitted as a barrister in New South Wales. Sampson also held several legal and consulting positions during this time, most recently at EY advising firms on optimal expansion strategies for South East Asia. Since returning to the US, Prof. Sampson has received several awards for her teaching and research work, including the Ameritech Foundation Research Fellowship and the Gerald and Lillian Dykstra Fellowship at the University of Michigan.