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Management Department

The Kogod School of Business Management Department provides instruction in the areas of management, entrepreneurship, strategy, organizational behavior, human resources, business and corporate ethics, and global business citizenship. Faculty members are well-known researchers and distinguished professionals.

Management Department Chair

Barbara Bird

Barbara Bird

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Professor

Professor Bird’s research interests include entrepreneurial cognition and entrepreneurial behavior. She has research projects examining new venture liabilities of newness and strategic alliances. She authored Entrepreneurial Behavior and several scho... [More]

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Department Faculty

William Bellows

William Bellows

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Executive in Residence

Bill Bellows is a Co-Founder and former Managing Partner of Copithorne & Bellows, a Silicon-Valley based global consulting firm for technology companies that provided market research and business strategy, competitive positioning, industry analyst an... [More]

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Mark Clark

Mark Clark

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Associate Professor

Dr. Clark has expertise in high performing teams, leadership, diversity, and strategic human capital. He is an active researcher, and his work has been presented at numerous national and international conferences and workshops. He has published in to... [More]

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Parthiban David

Parthiban David

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Associate Professor

Professor David teaches strategic management. His primary research interests are on the impact of corporate governance on corporate strategy and firm performance. His research has been published in journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Stra... [More]

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Sally Fowler

Sally Fowler

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Executive in Residence

Professor Fowler is an Executive-in-Residence in the Management Department. She teaches strategy, global corporate citizenship, and management consulting. She is the Kogod coordinator for the University Honors Program. She was formerly on the faculty... [More]



Caren Goldberg

Caren Goldberg

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Assistant Professor

Professor Goldberg joined the faculty at American University in 2006, after having spent nine years at George Washington University. Her research focuses on diversity and discrimination. She has written over a dozen peer-reviewed articles in such jou... [More]

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James Hickel

James Hickel

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Adjunct Instructor

Currently an adjunct instructor at AU, Mr. Hickel is also in Booz Allen Hamilton's Human Capital, Learning and Strategic Communications capability, where he leads a team in the Intelligence market. He has had over 20 years of experience in industry ... [More]



Stevan Holmberg

Stevan Holmberg

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Professor

Professor Holmberg leads the Entrepreneurship Initiative and entrepreneurship academic programs, including the 1776 strategic partnership and the Entrepreneurship Incubator and the Entrepreneurship Venture Fund, which are open to all American Univers... [More]

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202-885-1921
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Daniel Jacobs

Daniel Jacobs

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Senior Professorial Lecturer

The founding program director of the MS in Sustainability Management, Professor Jacobs, led Kogod to a #1 national ranking in undergraduate sustainability education by Bloomberg Business Week in 2013. Professor Jacobs teaches courses in sustainabil... [More]

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Golshan Javadian

Golshan Javadian

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Adjunct Instructor

Prof. Golshan Javadian is an Adjunct Professor at American University and a Management Doctoral Candidate at Morgan State University. Prof. Javadian teaches courses related to entrepreneurship and organizational behavior. Her research interests inclu... [More]



Richard Linowes

Richard Linowes

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Assistant Professor

Professor Linowes teaches strategy, global leadership, entrepreneurship, cross-cultural management and sustainability. His professional management experience includes several years with Accenture and Goldman Sachs, where he helped plan the firm’s int... [More]

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202-885-1990
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Alexandra Mislin

Alexandra Mislin

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Assistant Professor

Professor Mislin teaches negotiation. Her research focuses on how aspects of social exchange such as trust formation, emotions, and the tracking of social obligations influence negotiations. Her current work examines how these social factors interrel... [More]

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202-885-1919
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Meredith Persily Lamel

Meredith Persily Lamel

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Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Professor Meredith Persily Lamel joined the Key faculty after teaching in the Kogod School of Business. She has an extensive career in executive education, coaching and consulting. Most recently, she ran leadership and management training programs fo... [More]

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202-885-6388
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Jay Pope

Jay Pope

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Executive in Residence

Professor Pope is an Executive-in-Residence in the Management Department of Kogod, where he teaches a course in Global Corporate Citizenship. He also advises the JD/MBA Club. His past teaching experience includes one year as a full-time Visiting Assi... [More]

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John Simson

John Simson

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Executive in Residence

John Simson has been in the music industry since his signing in 1971 as a recording artist and songwriter. Simson's career has included stints as a manager, handling the career of 5X Grammy winner, Mary-Chapin Carpenter, special advisor to Harry Bela... [More]

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Paul Thaler

Paul Thaler

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Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Paul S. Thaler is a partner at Thaler Liebeler, LLP and practices in the area of general civil litigation. In 1996, he co-founded Thaler Liebeler, LLP, now a seven-person law firm based in Washington, D.C. His specialties include litigating matters i... [More]

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Thomas White

Thomas White

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Executive in Residence

Tommy White is a Co-Founder and former CEO and Director of the Institute for Public-Private Partnerships (IP3), an innovative and industry leading company that provides advisory services and accredited training to key government and private sector of... [More]

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Matt Winkler

Matt Winkler

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Adjunct Instructor



Xiaomeng Zhang

Xiaomeng Zhang

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Associate Professor

Xiaomeng Zhang is an Associate Professor at the Kogod School of Business at American University in Washington DC. Her research interests are in the areas of creativity, leadership and motivation, with a desire to understand the relationships between ... [More]

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202-885-1489
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