Courtney E. Anderson - 2014 FAC Representative


Position: Graduate Adelphi
Division: UMUC Adelphi
Category: Collegiate
Program: Global Business and Public Policy


I am a Collegiate Professor at The Graduate School at UMUC. I joined the faculty in 2006 and have taught in the MBA program (AMBA 610), in the MBA dual degree program (DMBA 610), and in the One-Year MBA program (CMBA 625). In 2013, I received the UMUC Stanley J. Drazek Teaching Excellence Award for The Graduate School, and in 2012 UMUC’s Teaching Recognition Award for The Graduate School. I previously taught undergraduate business law at the University of Texas at Austin, McComb’s School of Business, and I have served as an adjunct at several other universities over the past two decades. I am a member of the Academy of Legal Studies.

I hold a JD from The University of Texas School of Law; an MBA and MS (Master of Science in Liberal Studies with emphasis is Psychology, Criminal Justice and Human Resource Management) from Tarleton State University/Texas A&M University System; and a BA from the University of Texas at Austin. I am a workplace relationship policy expert and I have advised various domestic and international entities including Boeing, Cirque du Soleil, The United States House of Representatives, and Wal-Mart. My research and writing focuses on workplace relationships that affect organizational outcomes (between management and staff, between peers, etc.), entrepreneurship, and other related issues. I received the 2011 Strategic Leadership Award at the World Human Resources Development Congress in Mumbai, India.

Nomination Essay

I nominated myself because:

  1. Teaching at UMUC has been a delightful experience! The opportunity to be more involved with the university would be exciting (and eye-opening).
  2. I am a proud second-generation UMUC faculty member (my mother taught at UMUC Europe in the 1970s) and know that the future of this university will build on the success of the past.
  3. I actually enjoy meetings and am fascinated by human behavior in the workplace so this would be perfect for my interests (research and personal).
  4. The opportunity to meet more UMUC faculty and administrators would help expand my social circle (I live in Las Vegas, Nevada, and working online can get a little lonely at times).
  5. I am a practicing attorney and also a mediator and arbitrator. I have strong litigation and conflict resolution skills. I would be a powerful advocate (when needed) and assertively and assiduously work to improve UMUC.