Dr. Gilad Chen is the Robert H. Smith Chair in Organization Behavior, at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. He received his bachelor degree in Psychology from the Pennsylvania State University in 1996, and his doctoral degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from George Mason University in 2001. Dr. Chen teaches courses on a variety of organizational behavior, human resource management, and methodological topics. His research has appeared in such journals as the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Personnel Psychology, Organizational Behavior & Human Decision Processes, and Research in Organizational Behavior. He is currently serving as Editor of the Journal of Applied Psychology, where he has previously served as Associate Editor. He is also an editorial board member of the Academy of Management Journal.
Dr. J. Gerald Suarez is Professor of the Practice in Systems Thinking and Design, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, College Park. He is the author of Leader of One. Prior to joining the Smith School, Gerald served for 11 years at the White House during the Clinton and Bush administrations. He was appointed Director of Presidential Quality -- the first such post in the institution’s history. Prior to his White House assignments, he worked for the Office of the Under Secretary of the Navy. Gerald holds a master's degree and a Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from the University of Puerto Rico.
Dr. Moye has over 25 years of experience in the field of human resources with particular expertise in helping individuals develop leader skills. She has spent the last 10 years focused on the practice of leadership development across academic, industry, and government settings. She has experience both designing and delivering leadership development solutions across the full range of development activities including formal classroom curricula, experiential development activities, executive coaching, and leader assessments and debriefs.
Dr. C.C. Clark is a talent management consultant, working with organizations to consider their organizational development needs over the long-term and act with purpose to meet them. C.C. has helped several organizations select leaders and high potential employees into development experiences leading to the executive or officer level. She has also worked with agencies and companies to select for Senior Executive Service and other executive roles. Having been a manager inside an organization, she has walked in the shoes of her clients. In addition to serving as a senior consultant and leadership development/talent management practice leader at Hay Group she has been an internal organizational consultant with Blue Shield of California, Manager of the Organization Effectiveness Program for the City of San Diego, a consultant with Landy-Jacobs & Associates, and a consultant with Accenture in their Change Management practice.
Dr. Clifford Rossi is an Executive-in-Residence and Professor of the Practice at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland. Prior to entering academia, Rossi had nearly 25 years’ experience in banking and government, having held senior executive roles in risk management at several of the largest financial services companies.
His most recent position was Managing Director and Chief Risk Officer for Citigroup’s Consumer Lending Group where he was responsible for overseeing the risk of a $300+B global portfolio of mortgage, home equity, student loans and auto loans with 700 employees under his direction. While there he was intimately involved in Citi’s TARP and stress test activities. He also served as Chief Credit Officer at Washington Mutual (WaMu) and as Managing Director and Chief Risk Officer at Countrywide Bank.
Dr. Joseph Thomas has studied, researched, and taught leadership and ethics for over 20 years in the US, Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. A retired Marine, he is the past Director of the John A. Lejeune Leadership Institute and has taught at Notre Dame, the University of Maryland, US Naval Academy, and National Outdoor Leadership School. Joe’s education includes master’s degrees from Syracuse University and US Army War College, a PhD from George Mason University, and Certificate in Public Leadership from the Brookings Institution.
Dr. Robinson specializes in solving collective action challenges. His consulting firm, Symphonic Strategies™, works with people from all walks of life to help them lead and transform the organizations and communities around them. Dr. Robinson leads a team of diverse and gifted individuals who specialize in crafting compelling messages, researching the ideal state, developing agile leadership, cultivating social enterprise, searching for interdisciplinary insights, mapping political ecosystems, engineering collective action, and incubating social movements. They specialize in the public and private sectors, with a focus on national philanthropic organizations and large public agencies in the federal government.