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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.

Jan 01, 2007
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Anand Anandalingam, Ralph J. Tyser Professor of Management Science, and Michael Ball, Orkand Corporation Professor of Management Science, have been selected as the co-program chairs for the Annual INFORMS conference to be held in Washington, D.C., in November 2008.

Kay Bartol, Robert H. Smith Professor of Management and Organization, was awarded the Academy of Management Distinguished Service Award, a prestigious academy-wide award recognizing excellence in developing and enhancing a field of study; founding or creatively editing a journal; and/or building institutions, such as through creative or unusually effective service to a major professional organization. Bartol is past president of the Academy of Management, as well as past dean of the fellows of the academy.

Chris Bingham, assistant professor of management and organization,received the 2006 Carolyn Dexter Award for best paper on international business (sponsored by the Academy of Management).

Gilad Chen, associate professor of management and organization,received the 2006 Outstanding Reviewer award, Academy of Management Journal; the 2006 George Mason University I/O Psychology Student Association (IOPSA) Distinguished Alumni award; the 2005 Organizational Research Methods Best Article of the Year award; and the American Society for Training and Development’s 2005 Research Article award.

Rebecca Hamilton, assistant professor of marketing, was named an MSI Young Scholar. About 20 researchers in marketing are named every other year.

Edward Locke, emeritus professor of management and organization, was honored with the Distinguished Scholarly Contributions Award by the Academy of Management

Wendy Moe, assistant professor of marketing, has been elected as Chair of the American Statistical Association, section on Marketing and Statistics

Rebecca Ratner, associate professor of marketing, received the award for “Most Influential Paper in Conflict Management from 1998–2001” from the Academy of Management for her paper “The Disparity Between the Actual and Assumed Power of Self-Interest.”

Raghu Raghavan, associate professor of management science, was recently awarded the 2005 Glover-Klingman prize for the best paper published in the international journal Networks. The paper, titled “Strong Formulations for Network Design problems with Connectivity Requirements,” was co-authored with Tom Magnanti, dean of engineering at MIT.

Wolfgang Jank, assistant professor of management science and statistics, was elected program chair for the Computing Section of the American Statistical Association (ASA).

Editorial Appointments

Wendy Moe, assistant professor of marketing, has been appointed to the editorial board of the Journal of Marketing.

Lemma Senbet, William E. Mayer Professor of Finance, has been appointed finance area editor for the Journal of International Business Studies.


Michael Ball, Orkand Corporation Professor of Management Science, has been awarded a 3-year, $2,150,000 grant from NASA, entitled “Stochastic and Dynamic Models for Managing Air Traffic Flows.” The University of Maryland is leading this effort, which also involves MIT, UC Berkeley, Virginia Tech, and Metron Aviation.

Thomas Corsi, Michelle E. Smith Professor of Logistics, and Curt Grimm, Dean’s Professor of Supply Chain and Strategy, have received a $280,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to study “Motor Carrier Operations and Safety Data Collection and Analysis”.

Vojislav Maksimovic, Bank of America Professor of Finance, has received a $100,000 grant from NSF to study “Legal Institutions and Doing Business: A Cross Country Analysis.”

Debra Shapiro, Clarice Smith Professor of Management and Organization, M. Susan Taylor, Dean’s Professor of Human Resources, and Miriam Erez, a visiting scholar at the Smith School, have been awarded a Kaufmann Foundation grant of $55,000 for a study regarding antecedents to organizational innovation.

Galit Shmueli, assistant professor of management science and statistics, has received a $261,000 from the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory to work on “Developing/Evaluating Prospective Biosurveillance Tools.”

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