A Journey, Begun in Africa, But Never Along a Single Path
Lemma Senbet, Professor
Lemma Senbet’s finance career was launched by a queue. He was waiting to register at Addis Ababa University with hopes of getting into the engineering school. But then he noticed another line, an even longer one, forming.
For Kimbrough, Stories Are Told in Ledgers
Michael Kimbrough, Associate Professor
For Michael Kimbrough, accounting isn’t just about balance sheets. It’s about telling a company’s story.
Kressler: A Career Path Begun in Verse
David Kressler, Senior Lecturer
What does poetry have to do with business? That’s what the finance team asked when David Kressler, fresh out of graduate school with a doctorate in English lit and poetry, showed up to the finance committee meeting of the executive board on his first day on the job at Ford Motor Co.
Rossi: Building a Legacy in Risk
Clifford Rossi, Professor of the Practice
For someone who teaches about taking risks and managing risk, Clifford Rossi, PhD, considers his own career fairly risk-averse.
Different Markets Mean Different Planning
Julia Barge, BS in Supply Chain Management 2012
At Hilti actively seeking out opportunities to leverage different cultures and geographies is an important part of being inclusive in the workplace, according to Julia Barge an undergrad alum of Smith.
Adaptability at the World's Most Penetrated Brand
Michael Marcus, BS in Marketing 2011
Global mindset is a point of view that embraces diversity. For associate Brand Manager, Michael Marcus a global mindset can be defined using three different viewpoints: business, operations, and people.
'Edu-preneur' Sparks Innovation at Smith
Oliver Schlake, Professor, Management
Oliver Schlake has been teaching innovation since age 17, when he was tapped by his local community college in Germany to create a computer science program from scratch.
The Youngest Kid on Wall Street
David Kass, Professor, Finance
Finance professor David Kass first looked at the New York Times’ business section at age 12. Like many boys, he was mostly interested in the sports articles.
A Case for Liberal Arts in the MBA
Shreevardhan Lele, Professor, Statistics
In classes taught by Shreevardhan Lele at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, lines blur between business strategy and philosophical dilemmas, and that’s the way his students prefer it.
Partners Thrive 7,000 Miles Apart
S. Alemayehu & F. Biratu, Part-Time MBA ’12 & ’13
Seble Alemayehu, PTMBA ’12, and Felekech “Fei” Biratu, PTMBA ’13, started as high school friends. After a similar journey through life, a move around the globe and MBA degrees from the University of Maryland’s Robert H.