UMD's Shapiro Elected to Academy of Management
COLLEGE PARK, Md., May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Debra L. Shapiro, the Clarice Smith Professor of Management and Organization at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, has been elected to serve a five-year term on the executive committee of the Academy of Management (AOM), effective August 2012.
Shapiro will serve from August 2015-2016 as academy president and the year afterward as immediate past president.
"This is a very important and visible role, which is a great honor for both Debra and the Smith School," said Gilad Chen, the Smith School's Ralph J. Tyser Professor of Organizational Behavior and chair of the Department of Management and Organization. "The biggest and most important professional organization for the management field, AOM includes about 20,000 member scholars and students from over 100 nations, and is home to two of management's leading journals – Academy of Management Journal and Academy of Management Review."
Two other Smith professors have served as AOM president – Kay Bartol, the Robert H. Smith Professor of Management, in 1985, and Ken Smith, professor emeritus, in 2007. Shapiro also will join Smith graduate Ming-Jer Chen (MBA '85, Ph.D. '88), a faculty member at the University of Virginia's Darden Graduate School of Business, on the AOM executive committee and will eventually succeed him as academy president.
Prior to joining the Smith School in 2003, Shapiro was on the faculty of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill's Kenan-Flagler Business School (1986-2003) where she served as associate dean of Ph.D. Programs and was the Willard J. Graham Distinguished Professor. She served as Ph.D. program director at the Smith School from 2008-2011, during which time the school more than doubled the number of "A" publications, refereed conference presentations, dissertation defenses and doctoral graduates per year.
An author of nearly 70 journal articles and book chapters, Shapiro is a widely published expert in negotiation, mediation, dispute resolution, conflict management and change management strategies, as well as in issues associated with cultural challenges in business. Her work has won "Best Paper Awards" five times and has been published in numerous premier journals, several handbooks (spanning negotiation, culture and justice), and in the Organizational Behavior Division's inaugural podcast series, among other outlets.
Shapiro's most recent book, "The Psychology of Negotiation in the 21st Century Workplace: New Challenges and New Solutions," is part of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology's 2012 Frontier Series and co-edited with Smith graduate Barry Goldman (Ph.D. '98).
She received UNC's 1997 Ph.D. Teaching Award and the Smith School's 2007 Krowe Teaching Award and is a fellow of the Academy of Management, Society of Organizational Behavior and the Ethics Resource Center.
Shapiro, with a Ph.D. from Northwestern University, served the AOM since 1992, including as chair of the Conflict Management Division in 1996 (after serving in all other executive committee roles), as a representative at-large on the AOM Board of Governors from 2002-2005, and as associate editor of the Academy of Management Journal from 2005-2007.
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