Dr. Mark M. Michalski has taught courses in economic development, business, entrepreneurship, management and marketing courses at Cracow's Jagiellonian University as well as Warsaw Polytechnic's Executive MBA program. These courses became increasingly popular in the wake of Poland's economic and political transformation to the market economy in the early 1990s. He has also worked as a Visiting Professor at the Polish American Business School at the Dzielski Institute in Cracow.
Dr. Michalski also teaches at University of Maryland University College (UMUC), teaching courses such as management, business ethics, leadership, and government, business and society. He has served as a contributing book review editor and a board member of the Washington Institute of China Studies, 2006-2011, and was appointed editor in 2014.
Dr. Michalski has worked as an infrastructure and institutional consultant at the World Bank (IBRD) since the early 1980's, focusing primarily on training, monitoring and evaluation of alternative energy projects, and procurement reform issues. He has worked on a range of infrastructure projects from their early stages of preparation and implementation, through their completion. These projects have taken him to Europe, the Former Soviet Block countries, the Middle East, and Africa. At the London-based European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), he worked on Poland, the Baltic States and Russia’s economic transformation, and energy projects.
Returning to Poland during the economic transformation (1990-98), he worked on projects with the UN Development Program (UNDP) related to good governance, civil society and rule of law. He also helped prepare the Master Plan for a model local community development. Much of his work in Poland involved European Union projects dealing with telecoms and cross-border cooperation issues.
Dr. Michalski was born in Poland and attended Cracow's University of Economics, as well as the University of Stockholm, International Graduate School, in Sweden, where he received an IGS diploma. He completed graduate courses in economics at The Catholic University of America and English at Georgetown University. He went on to get his MBA from Southeastern University and a Master of Philosophy in public policy from George Washington University. He received his doctorate in entrepreneurship and international relations from Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland.