Courtney E. Anderson - 2014 FAC Representative
Position: Graduate Adelphi
Division: UMUC Adelphi
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.
I nominated myself because:
- Teaching at UMUC has been a delightful experience! The opportunity to be more involved with the university would be exciting (and eye-opening).
- 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.
- I actually enjoy meetings and am fascinated by human behavior in the workplace so this would be perfect for my interests (research and personal).
- 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).
- 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.