Faculty & Staff Bios

Rajshree AgarwalRajshree Agarwal, Faculty Director

Dr. Rajshree Agarwal is a professor in entrepreneurship and strategy at the Smith School and the founding director of the Ed Snider Center for Enterprise and Markets. She is passionate about enabling students to excel in their chosen careers by providing them with the businesses skills and savvy that allows them to embrace enterprise and diffuse their particular knowledge for economic growth and social welfare. She holds a doctorate in economics from SUNY—Buffalo.

Joseph BaileyJoseph Bailey, Faculty Director

Dr. Joseph Bailey is a research professor in decision, operations and information technologies and is the executive director of the QUEST undergraduate honors program. He is passionate about technology, economics, and public policy and an expert in active teaching methodologies such as design thinking and project-based learning. He holds a doctorate in technology, management and policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Christina ElsonChristina Elson, Faculty Director

Dr. Christina Elson is an associate research professor in management and organization, serves as the managing director of the Ed Snider Center for Enterprise and Markets and is a member of the QUEST program's leadership committee. She is passionate about human-centered approaches to enterprise and helping people build new things bring value to everyone. She holds a doctorate in anthropology from the University of Michigan—Ann Arbor.

Tori ShayTori Shay, Administrative Director

Tori Shay is an academic advisor in the undergraduate program at the Robert H. Smith School of Business and also serves as SELF’s administrative director. Tori is a proud alumna of the University of Maryland and received her Bachelor of Science degree in family science in 2013. Tori is currently working on her Masters degree in higher education administration. Originally from Long Island, New York, Tori loves the beach, summertime, and cheering on her New York sports teams.