Mark Wellman

Mark Wellman

Program Director; Business, Society and the Economy


Mark H. Wellman is a clinical professor at the Robert H. Smith School of Business and director of the College Park Scholars Business, Society and Economy (BSE) program. He has served as director of BSE since 2005. Wellman holds a PhD in business administration with a focus on organizational behavior and development from the George Washington University School of Business Administration. In addition, he has an undergraduate and graduate degree from Bowling Green State University.

He is recognized for his innovative courses and his memorable, relevant experiences outside of the classroom. He directs the University of Maryland’s three largest short-term global immersion programs. Those programs involve traveling to the United Arab Emirates, Southeast Asia, and Australia.

In 2010, Wellman was awarded the prestigious W. E. Kirwan Undergraduate Education Award for making exceptional contributions to the University of Maryland, including transforming BSE, developing innovative curricular and co-curricular learning experiences, starting the undergraduate management major, and introducing global immersion programs.

He also earned the Outstanding Faculty Educator Award. The award is presented each year by the Maryland Parents Association to honor a faculty member who demonstrates a deep commitment to providing an exemplary educational experience for students. Wellman served as the assistant dean of the MBA/MS programs at the Smith School from 1990-2001. Prior to arriving at Maryland in 1990, he served as the director of graduate studies in business at Bowling Green State University. While at BGSU he increased MBA enrollment, improved student satisfaction, and established an MBA career services program.