About

Research that Matters

Smith School faculty members produce research published in top journals and cited by top scholars. Research at Smith highlights the best of this work, focusing on papers published in the 50 business journals used in the Financial Times Research Rank. Professors also offer insights on hot business topics in Smith Brain Trust, a weekly newsletter that focuses on current events and practical tips for busy working professionals.

Research Rankings

#23 in Research (World)
Financial Times (2016)

#17 in Research (World)
UT Dallas Top 100 Business School Research Rankings (2015)

#4 "Academic excellence and business research" (World)
CEOWORLD Magazine (2014)

About the Editor

Mekita RivasMekita Rivas is an editor, writer and content strategist with more than six years of experience across a broad range of industries. Prior to joining the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, she served on communications teams at the American Association of University Women, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and KGUN-TV in Tucson, Arizona.  

She is passionate about storytelling and lifelong learning. Editing Research at Smith presents Mekita with a unique opportunity to combine those interests. She’s excited to help spread the word about Smith’s top-tier business research.

Mekita is a Nebraska native who currently lives in Washington, D.C. When not writing — or thinking about writing — she enjoys high-intensity workouts, calming yoga sessions, sustainably sourced food and wine, and planning her next escapade.

Email Mekita at mrivas@rhsmith.umd.edu with questions, comments or story ideas.

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