Nicole Coomber

Assistant Dean of Experiential Learning

Clinical Professor of Management & Organization

PhD, University of Maryland

Nicole M. Coomber, Ph.D. is a clinical professor of Management & Organization at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. She teaches management, leadership, and consulting for undergraduate, masters, and MBA students. Dr. Coomber also serves as the school’s Assistant Dean for Experiential Learning, building partnerships for the Smith School with corporations, alumni, and other organizations.

Dr. Coomber is the author of Management: An Interactive Approach, a principles of management textbook from Pearson Higher Education. She serves as the Secretary for the Management Education and Development division of the international Academy of Management, and has previously served that division as membership coordinator and practitioner liaison. Dr. Coomber has been recognized for her teaching and service, receiving the Allen J. Krowe Award Teaching Excellence in 2023, the Diversity & Inclusion Professor Champion award from the full-time MBA students in 2022 & 2023, a Distinguished Teaching Award in 2021, and the MBA Distinguished Faculty Award from the Office of Career Services in 2019.

Dr. Coomber previously served as Assistant Dean for the Full-Time MBA program from 2020 to 2022. She completed her Ph.D. in Education Policy and Leadership at the University of Maryland in the College of Education in 2012.

She is married to a federal government attorney, and they are actively involved in their community in Washington, D.C. They have four lovely and spirited boys.