At University of Maryland Global Campus, our business faculty bring both advanced degrees and industry experience to the classroom. The result is a curriculum that teaches you how to meaningfully apply business theories to real-world challenges.

Anna Seferian Faculty Business Management

Our faculty are the heart of our programs and the core of our learning process. They have extensive industry experience (often in leadership roles) paired with the highest academic credentials in their fields. They provide frequent feedback and professional expertise and help deliver this career-relevant, highly desirable education to our students, who in turn provide a great value to any organization or company that they work with.

Anna Seferian, PhD

Vice Dean of Business and Management

Featured Business Faculty

Meet featured faculty from UMGC's programs in business and management.

Monica Bruenn

Monica Sava Bruenn

Program Chair, Master of Science in Management (Core Courses), and Collegiate Professor

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Maggie Elgin

Program Chair, Nonprofit and Association Management

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Mitchell E. Marovitz

Program Chair, Public Relations, and Collegiate Professor

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Paula O'Callaghan

Paula O'Callaghan

Program Chair and Professor of Marketing

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Sandeep Patnaik Faculty Business Management

Sandeep Patnaik

Chair and Professor of Marketing Programs

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Freda Powell-Bell, Chair, Acquisition and Supply Chain Management

Freda Powell-Bell

Chair and Professor of Acquisition and Supply Chain Management Programs

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Harriet Smith, Assistant Chair, Interdisciplinary Studies in Management

Harriet Smith

Program Chair of Interdisciplinary Studies in Management Program

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Rudy Watson

Rudy J. Watson

Program Chair of Project Management Programs

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Faculty with Connections

Many of our business and management faculty are well-connected leaders in the field. Current or former faculty members have worked in the public and private sectors at a wide range of organizations, including

  • 3M Company
  • AT&T
  • Bank of America
  • CIGNA Corp.
  • Lexis-Nexis
  • Peace Corps
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Teva Pharmaceuticals
  • The Kroger Co.
  • Time Warner
  • U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission