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Smith Professor Named University’s Outstanding Faculty Educator

Mar 01, 2009


University of Maryland students and their parents selected Mark Wellman, Tyser Teaching Fellow, for the University of Maryland’s 2008 Outstanding Faculty Educator Award. The award is presented each year by the Maryland Parents Association to honor a faculty member who demonstrates a deep commitment to providing an exemplary education experience for students. Wellman is a faculty member in the Smith School’s department of management and organization and serves as director of the Business, Society & Economy program for the university’s College Park Scholars program.

Wellman teaches in the areas of global strategy and organizational change. He has received numerous awards for teaching, including the Allen J. Krowe Teaching Excellence Award for his outstanding contribution to business education. His approach includes innovative classroom activities, such as a mountain-climbing simulation as a lesson in teamwork and decision making. In his role within the College Park Scholars program, Wellman has organized several co-curricular activities, including a trip to Walt Disney World’s Disney Institute last May to learn about the Disney approach to business and management.

Before returning to the classroom in 2001, Wellman served as the assistant dean of the MBA/MS programs at the Smith School from 1990-2001. During his tenure, he was part of an ambitious effort to enhance the reputation of the MBA program.

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