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University of Maryland Business School Hires 21 Top Faculty

Sep 02, 2008
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College Park, Md. – Sept. 2, 2008 – The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business today announced 21 outstanding faculty members have joined the school from leading universities to start the 2008-2009 academic year.

“It’s the quality of faculty that really drives the relevance and leadership of any business school,” said G. “Anand” Anandalingam, dean of the Robert H. Smith School of Business. “I’m pleased that Smith continues to succeed in recruiting the best the field has to offer. With these new additions we will continue to provide Smith students with a vibrant education and experiences, and to push business management practices forward with our thought leadership.”

New faculty members joined each of the Smith School’s six academic departments:

Accounting and Information Assurance

  • Rebecca Hann, associate professor; PhD, University of Pennsylvania
  • Hemantha Herath, visiting associate professor; PhD, Auburn University
  • Lei Zhou, visiting assistant professor; PhD, University of Maryland

Decision, Operations and Information Technologies

  • Il-Horn Hann, associate professor; PhD, University of Pennsylvania
  • Yi Xu, assistant professor; PhD, University of Pennsylvania

Finance

  • Michael Falkender, assistant professor; PhD, Northwestern University
  • Sudip Gupta, visiting assistant professor; PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Logistics, Business and Public Policy

  • T. Leigh Anenson, associate professor; JD, University of Akron
  • Gary Cohen, lecturer; MBA, Regis University
  • Alan Jacobs, lecturer; JD, University of Baltimore
  • Gideon E. Mark, associate professor; JD, University of California Hastings
  • Brian Nelson, Tyser Teaching Fellow; JD Columbia University
  • Yue Maggie Zhou, assistant professor; PhD, University of Michigan

Management and Organization

  • Rafael Corredoira, assistant professor; PhD, University of Pennsylvania
  • Hui Liao, associate professor; PhD, University of Minnesota
  • Matthew J. Pearsall, assistant professor; PhD, University of Arizona
  • Vijaya Venkataramani, assistant professor; PhD Purdue University
  • Karen Wouters; PhD University of Ghent, Belgium

Marketing

  • Tao Chen, assistant professor; PhD, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Anastasiya Pocheptsova, assistant professor; PhD, Yale University
  • William Rand, assistant professor; PhD, University of Michigan

“It’s an exciting time here at Smith, enhanced by the addition of these new faculty members,” said Susan Taylor, associate dean of faculty at the Robert H. Smith School of Business. “Many are already cutting-edge researchers and excellent teachers, and others show very high potential across both areas. They make a very nice addition to the already high caliber of our faculty and will continue the tradition of providing an exceptional educational experience for our students.”

In the last decade, the Smith School has attracted more than 100 new faculty members from the world’s premier research institutions. The latest Financial Times rankings place Smith No. 11 in the world for research, which is based on the number of faculty research articles published in the world’s top academic journals.

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 13 colleges and schools at the University of Maryland, College Park, the Smith School offers undergraduate, full-time and part-time MBA, executive MBA, executive MS, 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 on three continents — North America, Europe and Asia.

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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