About Jeffrey D. Kudisch, PhD
Dr. Kudisch joins VSB from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland where he was a Clinical Full Professor and former Associate Chair in the Department of Management and Organization. He also served as the Assistant Dean of Corporate Relations and Managing Director of the Office of Career Services at the Smith School of Business, where he oversaw talent management and the placement success of undergraduate and graduate business students, including those in the Executive MBA program. In this role, he also worked extensively with employers and alumni to build corporate relationships and programming. Additionally, he has over 20 years of experience consulting and designing executive education programs with private and public sector organizations including McCormick and Company, Stanley Black & Decker, Lockheed Martin, Under Armour, Home Depot, BB&T, M&T Bank, Gables Residential, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), among others.
“It’s an exciting opportunity to join an institution like the Villanova School of Business that’s leading the way on the ideals of servant leadership,” says Dr. Kudisch. “I’m looking forward to advancing these themes within our Executive MBA while developing more transformational learning experiences for executives.”
During his nearly eighteen years at the Smith School, Dr. Kudisch created a variety of strategic initiatives that enhanced employer engagement, alumni engagement, student career readiness and brand. He developed the very successful Annual “Robert H. Smith School Business Summit,” which attracted nearly 900 business leaders, faculty, students, staff, and alumni to exchange insights on current trends and interdisciplinary issues facing thought leaders in the workplace. Dr. Kudisch has successfully taught courses at all levels from executive to undergraduates, and around the world with the Smith School’s partner universities. He has received many teaching and mentoring awards throughout his career, and is a three-time recipient of the Smith School’s top teaching award for faculty. Dr. Kudisch has also served as an executive coach for the Smith School’s EMBA program since its inception in 2003, and has been a contributor to the “Career Coach” column for The Washington Post’s Capital Business newspaper as well as conducting scholarly academic research and presentations at national conferences.
Dr. Kudisch received his PhD in Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, his MS in I/O Psychology from the University of Central Florida, and his BS in Psychology from the University of Florida.
The Villanova School of Business (VSB) undergraduate program is ranked #1 in the nation by Bloomberg Businessweek and its online graduate business programs are ranked #2, and its online MBA program is ranked #13 by U.S. News and World Report. VSB has been at the forefront of business education since it was founded in 1922. Serving over 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students, VSB is home to five Centers of Excellence – the Daniel M. DiLella Center for Real Estate, the Elenore and Robert F. Moran Sr. Center for Global Leadership, the Center for Business Analytics, the Center for Marketing & Consumer Insights and the Center for Church Management – with each designed to foster innovative, cross-disciplinary research and applied opportunities for students. VSB is known for academic rigor; creativity and innovation; hands-on and service learning opportunities; a firm grounding in ethics; and an applied education that prepares students to become outstanding leaders and global citizens within the ever-changing, complex, and fast-paced world of business. For more, visit business.villanova.edu.