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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, online MBA, specialty master's, 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.

May 01, 2012
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Rosie Ferrarro, assistant professor of marketing, received her PhD from Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. Her research interests focus on consumer behavior, specifically the effects of nonconscious social influence on choice and preference and the effects of external threats on consumption behavior.

Il-Horn Hann, associate professor of information systems, received his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania. His research interests include open source software and the intersection of IT and markets.

Hank Lucas, decision, operations and information technology department chair and Smith Professor of Information Systems, received his PhD from Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research interests include information technology-enabled transformations of organizations, markets, industries and our daily lives.

Sunil Mithas, associate professor of decision, operations and information technology, received his PhD from the University of Michigan. His research focuses on strategic management and impact of information technology (IT) resources such as IT spending, IT applications and IT human capital, tracing the impact of IT resources on firm performance and shareholder value through revenue growth, cost reduction and intangibles such as customer satisfaction and organizational capabilities.

Anastasiya Pocheptsova, assistant professor of marketing, received her PD from Yale School of Management. Her research explores decision making and focuses on the influence of goals, emotions and memory biases on consumer choices.

Rhonda Reger, associate professor of management and organization, received her PhD from the University of Illinois. Her research interests include strategic management, managerial cognition, and organizational identity and reputation.

Debra Shapiro, Clarice Smith Professor of Management and Organization, received her PhD from Northwestern University. Her research focuses on managing conflict in organizations and teams; managing perception of organizational injustice; cross-functional or international diversity; impression-managing strategies; and, negotiations and third-party interventions.

Cindy Stevens, associate professor of management and organization, received her PhD from the University of Washington. Her primary research areas include recruitment and staffing, decision making, working constructively with difficult co-workers, and workplace diversity.

Siva Viswanathan, associate professor of information systems, received his PhD from New York University. His research focuses on emerging issues related to online firms and markets, and on analyzing the competitive and strategic implications of new information and communication technologies.

Jie Zhang, Harvey Sanders Fellow of Retail Management and associate professor of marketing, received her PhD from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Her general research interest is to apply econometric and statistical models to study consumers’ purchase behavior and responses to various promotion programs, and then to design innovative decision support tools for marketers based on these models. She is particularly interested in their applications in the Internet shopping environment.

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