The Catholic University of America
Business and Economics Faculty

Mark Michalski – Management Lecturer


KirstDr. 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.


Publications and Presentations

“From Crisis to Recovery: The World Bank and the IMF in the Context of the Bretton Woods Agreements”, presented at the CUA International Law Institute, March 2013.

“Current Problems of University Management: Managing universities in an increasingly global world”, conference and book chapter, Jagiellonian Univ., Nov., 2013.

“The World Bank, IMF and Global Financial Turmoil: Recent Developments”, presented at the CUA International Law Institute, April 2011.

“Entrepreneurial Spirit of Poland’s Youth: Challenges and Opportunities in the Global Era, Conference by the PIASA Institute, Rosslyn Conf., VA, June 2011.

“Trade Procurement Reform in Poland and China: Responding to the Next Globalization Wave of Interdependent Economies “in Journal of Washington Institute of China Studies, Vol.5, No.2, 2010

”Emerging Global Management Trends”- conference and book chapter, Jagiellonian Univ., Nov., 2010.

In His Words ...

I am passionate about teaching and dynamically examining time-tested Christian values and ideas that our age demands us to rediscover and reevaluate, in order to preserve moral foundations of virtuous life.   – Mark Michalski



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Jagiellonian University, Cracow
Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

George Washington University
Master of Philosophy

Southestern University

Stockholm University

Cracow University of Economics