Christina Elson

Christina Elson is an Associate Research Scholar at University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business and serves as the Managing Director of the Ed Snider Center. Christina’s research interests are based in cultural identity and the reasons that teams and organizations flourish or fail. Her current research focuses on understanding how core psychological traits and behaviors influence attitudes towards trust, risk and communication and on using tools such as Design Thinking, Systems Thinking, and Moral Foundation Theory to teach human-centered approaches to enterprise. Christina is an expert in developing strategic, holistic, and systemic approaches to executing an organization’s mission and vision with an underlying focus on continuous innovative improvement.