UMUC Welcomes New Orkand Chair of Management and Technology

Jay Liebowitz, DSc, joins UMUC as Orkand Chair of Management and Technology in UMUC’s Graduate School of Management and Technology

By Kerry O’Neill ( |   August 18, 2009

ADELPHI, Md. (Aug. 18, 2009)—University of Maryland University College (UMUC) today announced the addition of Dr. Jay Liebowitz, as the Orkand Chair of Management and Technology in the Graduate School of Management and Technology. The Orkand Chair was established to advance research and scholarship at UMUC by bringing scholars of national repute to serve at UMUC’s graduate school.

In his new role, Dr. Liebowitz will work to establish UMUC as an international center of excellence and research in management, technology management, teaching and distance education. Dr. Liebowitz comes to UMUC from the Carey Business School at Johns Hopkins University, where he held the rank of professor and served as the founding program director for the graduate certificate in Competitive Intelligence. Dr. Liebowitz will assume his position with the graduate school on August 31, 2009.

“We are honored to welcome Dr. Liebowitz to UMUC and believe his extensive experience and background is the perfect combination for the Orkand Chair of Management and Technology,” said Michael S. Frank, PhD, vice provost and dean of UMUC’s Graduate School of Management and Technology. “UMUC is dedicated to providing its students—locally and abroad—with high-quality programs, led by industry trend-setters and innovators who are equipped to provide an outstanding education marked by current and relevant content that is in demand in today’s competitive job market.”

Prior to joining Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Liebowitz was the first knowledge management officer at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. In addition, he was the Robert W. Deutsch Distinguished Professor of Information Systems at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, professor of management science at George Washington University and chair of artificial intelligence at the U.S. Army War College.

Dr. Liebowitz is the founder and editor-in-chief of Expert Systems With Applications: An International Journal that produced nearly 1,600 paper downloads per day, worldwide last year. Additionally, he is a Fulbright Scholar, IEEE-USA Federal Communications Commission Executive Fellow and was recently ranked as one of the top ten knowledge management researchers/practitioners out of 11,000 worldwide.

Throughout his career, Dr. Liebowitz has published over 40 books, including his most recent, Knowledge Management in Public Health (CRC, 2010), and a myriad of journal articles on knowledge management, intelligent systems and information technology management. He received his DSc in systems analysis and management/operations research, his MBA and his Bachelor of Business Administration from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.