Professor, Strategy and Entrepreneurship
Director, The Ed Snider Center for Enterprise and Markets
Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland

Teaching Focus: Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Innovation

Teaching Experience

PhD Courses:  Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Economic Foundations of Strategy, Microeconomics for Business 

Executive Education:  Strategy, Strategic Innovation, Microeconomics for Executive MBAs, Corporate Strategic Management

MBA and Masters Courses: Entrepreneurship in Technologically Dynamic Environments, Strategic Technology Management, Business Strategy (MBA core), Industrial Organization, Microeconomics (MBA core) 

Undergraduate Courses:  Business Policy and Strategy, Industrial Organization, Principles of Microeconomics, Principles of Macroeconomics, Using the Internet for Business


Ph.D. Student Dissertations 

Dingkun Ge (Committee member)

Jongwook Kim (Committee member)

Pao-Lien Chen (Chair)

Denisa Mindruta: Finalist, BPS Best Dissertation Award, 2010  (Chair)

Kumar Sarangee (Chair)

Martin Ganco: Winner, BPS Best Dissertation Award, 2011  (Chair)

Lihong Qian (Chair)

Qiang Li (Committee member)

Vivian Guo (Committee member)

Seth Carnahan (Chair)

Mahka Moeen (Chair)

Shweta Gaonkar (Chair)

Bryan Stroube (Committee member)

Robert Vesco (Co-chair)

Dan Olson (Co-chair)


Teaching Awards:

Graduate Mentor of the Year, Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, 2014

Top 15% Teacher Award, Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, 2014

Top 15% Teacher Award, Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, 2013

Graduate Mentor of the Year, University of Maryland, 2013

Top 15% Teacher Award, Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, 2012

Top 15% Teacher Award, Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, 2011

Outstanding Professor of the Year, 2010, [Executive MBA]  University of Illinois

Teachers Ranked as Excellent, Spring 2010 University of Illinois

Teachers Ranked as Excellent, Spring 2009, University of Illinois

Outstanding Professor of the Year, 2008, [Executive MBA], University of Illinois

Teachers Ranked as Excellent, Spring 2008, [MBA], University of Illinois

Teachers Ranked as Excellent, Spring 2007, [Executive MBA], University of Illinois

Teachers Ranked as Excellent, Fall 2006, [Doctoral], University of Illinois

Teachers Ranked as Excellent, Spring 2006, [Undergraduate], University of Illinois

Teachers Ranked as Excellent, Fall 2005, [Executive MBA], University of Illinois

Teachers Ranked as Excellent, Spring 2005, [MBA], University of Illinois

CIBER Course Development Grant, 2006, University of Illinois

Faculty Fellow, Academy of Entrepreneurial Leadership, 2006, University of Illinois

Teachers Ranked as Excellent, Spring 2003, [MBA], University of Illinois

Provost Initiative for Teaching Advancement 2002, University of Illinois

Excellence in Graduate Teaching, 1999-2000, College of Business, UCF

Faculty Fellow, 1998-2000, Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, UCF

TIP Award for Teaching Excellence, 1999, UCF

Davis Productivity Award, 1999, State of Florida, for demonstrated use of technology for increased productivity and cost-effectiveness in teaching

Galloway Award for Graduate Teaching, 1998, Economics, UCF

Distributed Learning Course Development Grant 1998, UCF,  $8,000

Davis Productivity Award, 1997, State of Florida for demonstrated increase in teaching productivity with Internet use in classes.

Galloway Award, 1997, CBA, UCF, for performance “over and above the call of duty” in research, teaching and service

Outstanding Graduate Professor Award, 1996, Graduate Business Student Association, UCF

Galloway Award, 1996, CBA, UCF, for performance “over and above the call of duty” in research, teaching and service

Who's Who among Students in American Universities and Colleges 1992 and 1993

Richard Manning Award for Teaching Excellence, 1991, SUNY-Buffalo