Featured Faculty

Oliver Schlake

 Dr. Oliver Schlake is a Clinical Professor at Robert H. Smith School of Business, a senior business consultant, entrepreneur and researcher. His publications and research on scenario-based strategic planning and innovation strategy have been featured in leading academic and practitioner journals worldwide. Oliver has been an international management consultant and strategic advisor for leading companies and government agencies in Europe and North-America. Prior to joining the Smith School he was Assistant Professor for E-Business at National University, San Diego and CEO for German based consulting firm Scenario Management International (ScMI AG).

Alan Gregerman


Dr. Alan Gregerman is a highly-respected and award-winning author, business consultant, teacher at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, College Park. Nicknamed  “the Robin Williams of business consulting” his work focuses on helping companies and organizations to unlock the genius in all of their people in order to deliver the most compelling value to their customers. He teaches innovation, creativity and networking.

Gregerman’s books—Surrounded by Geniuses, Lessons from the Sandbox andThe Necessity of Strangers—challenge our thinking about people, the world around us, and where brilliant ideas actually come from. His teaching is highly experiential and focused on great business and organizational results.

Jeff Kudisch

 Dr. Kudisch is a Clinical Full Professor at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. He also is a co-founder and Principal Partner of Personnel Assessment Systems, Inc., a human resource consulting firm specializing in management and executive assessment. Dr. Kudisch teaches MBA and EMBA seminars on human capital management, leadership, and negotiations in the Robert H. Smith’s School of Business. He is also an active guest lecturer at Smith partner universities around the world, including the Graduate School of Business Administration (GSBA) in Zurich and the Polish-American Management Center at the University of Lódz.

Dr. Kudisch has provided consulting services in the areas of leadership assessment, succession planning, assessment centers, testing and selection, executive coaching, training and development, organizational change, employee attitudes, customer satisfaction, and performance management (e.g., performance appraisal, multi-source feedback) to both public- and private-sector organizations in the United States since 1988.

Dan Goodman

 Dan Goodman is a serial entrepreneur, consultant, advisor and educator who has founded or co-founded 14 companies in his 40+ year career. He has held leadership roles in several fields including industrial product development, technology commercialization, renewable energy, venture capital, and organizational development.  As Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EiR) for the Division of Research, Dan advises senior university leadership on innovation, entrepreneurship, and commercialization strategies for the research enterprise. He is an active member of the Corporate Connect Council, which fosters the university’s relationships with industry. He has been an advisor and consultant to well over one hundred companies, from startups to venture capital firms to Fortune 100’s on entrepreneurship/intrapreneurship, strategy, commercialization, and culture change, and is a frequent lecturer and trainer on these topics.

Executive Education programs are facilitated by the Robert H. Smith School of Business Foundation, Inc.