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Smith Welcomes New Faculty Members

Sep 01, 2016
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The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is happy to welcome six new full-time faculty members for the 2016-2017 academic year. New faculty joined the Smith School in August in following areas:

Decision, Operations and Information Technologies

Wei Chen, Visiting Lecturer, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (PhD)

Courtney Paulson, Assistant Professor, University of Southern California (PhD)

Logistics, Business and Public Policy

Ryan Cooper, Assistant Professor, Washington University in Saint Louis (PhD)


Vivian Qin, Lecturer, Duke University (PhD)

Tharindra Ranasinghe, Assistant Professor, University of Houston (PhD)

Lingling Zhang, Assistant Professor, Harvard University (PhD)

Also joining Smith’s teaching roster this fall are new adjunct lecturers: Brent Solomon and Kenneth Grimm in Accounting and Information Assurance; James Hamerstone and Ella Washington in Management and Organization; and Ani Matson and Sunil Singh in Marketing. Paul Donohue and Lawrence Silver will also be teaching special courses for the Office of Undergraduate Studies and the Office of Career Services, respectively.


About the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business

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.

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