Rajshree Agarwal is well-known for her research on the implications of entrepreneurship and innovation for firm and industry evolution. As a professor at the Robert H. Smith School of business, Rajshree teaches undergraduate and graduate courses and is passionate about enabling students to excel in their chosen careers by providing them with the businesses skills and savvy that allow them to embrace enterprise and diffuse their particular knowledge for economic growth and social welfare. She has won many teaching awards including the prestigious University of Maryland Teacher Scholar Award. Rajshree has a Master of Arts and PhD in economics from SUNY-Buffalo and a Master of Arts and Bachelor of Arts in economics from Bombay University in her native India. Before coming to the Smith School in 2010, Rajshree taught at the University of Illinois and at the University of Central Florida.
Serguey Braguinsky’s research explores how industries evolve and innovate and the economics of incentives, institutions, and property rights. He teaches courses on these topics to undergraduate and graduate students Dr. Braguinsky was born in Moscow, the former Soviet Union. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Moscow State University and a doctoral degree in economics is from Keio University in Japan. Serguey has taught at schoool including Carnegie Mellon University, the Institute for Oriental Studies, the USSR Academy of Sciences, Yokohama City University, the University of Chicago, and the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Kristin Mitchell in an English instructor at River Hill High School in Howard County, Maryland. She has been instrumental in developing content for Finding the Entrepreneurial Spirit and piloting curricula in her classroom. She is an experienced facilitator of teacher training workshops.
Aaron Smith is an instructor for the Ayn Rand Institute where he teaches and designs educational content for the Institute’s intellectual training and e-learning programs. He also writes, speaks and gives interviews for the Institute. Aaron received his PhD in philosophy from Johns Hopkins University and has taught at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
Marilee Dahl is the Manager of the Enterprise through Literature Program at the Ed Snider Center for Enterprise and Markets. She works closely with the course’s teachers and students and evaluates the curricula’s impact and effectiveness. Formerly the Director of Education Programs for the Ayn Rand Institute, she is deeply knowledgeable in the non-profit and education arenas.
Jonathan Southgate is an instructional designer at the Robert H. Smith School of Business. His passion is using instructional technology to create effective and pedagogically sound instructional deliverables. Before joining Smith, Jonathan worked for the State Department and the Foreign Service Institute designing in-person and e-learning based courses. Jonathan earned his B.A. in International Relations and a minor in International Business from American University and is currently pursuing a M.S. in Instructional Systems Design with a focus on Instructional Technology. You can view his online portfolio at www.jonathan-southgate.com.