Leadership

The College of Engineering and Information Technology (COEIT) leadership team is dedicated to fulfilling the educational, research and engagement goals of UMBC and supporting the success of our faculty, staff, and students.

Information about the administrative units that support COEIT can be found on the organization chart. [PDF]

Visit College of Engineering and Information Technology COEIT Departments & Units page or use UMBC Directory Search for a complete listing of UMBC and COEIT faculty and staff. You may use the links on this page to contact team members of each unit.

Dean’s Office | Leadership Council | Engineering and Computing Education Program | Engagement | Governance

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 Dean’s Office

Main Office: 410-455-3270

Anupam Joshi

Anupam Joshi

Acting Dean and Oros Family Professor

Computer Science and Electrical Engineering
College of Engineering and Information Technology

Information Technology & Engineering 217

joshi@umbc.edu

+1 410 455 3270

Emily Abrams-Stephens

Emily Abrams-Stephens

Assistant Dean & Academic Advisor

College of Engineering and Information Technology

Information Technology & Engineering 205

eastephe@umbc.edu

+1 410 455 3519

Lindita Dietzen

Lindita Dietzen

Assistant Dean of Finance and Administration

College of Engineering and Information Technology

Information Technology & Engineering 217A

lindietz@umbc.edu

+1 410 455 5603

Victor Fulda

Facilities Manager

College of Engineering and Information Technology

Engineering ECS 335A

fulda@umbc.edu

+1 410 455 3426

Amy Heckhaus

Amy Heckhaus

Manager, Chief of Staff

College of Engineering and Information Technology

Information Technology & Engineering 217

heckhaus@umbc.edu

+1 410 455 3978

Vandana Janeja

Vandana Janeja

Associate Dean for Research & Faculty Development and Professor

Information Systems
College of Engineering and Information Technology

Information Technology & Engineering 4104556238

vjaneja@umbc.edu

+1 410 455 3206

Donique J. Lewis

Donique J. Lewis

Executive Administrative Assistant II

College of Engineering and Information Technology

Information Technology & Engineering 217F

djlewis@umbc.edu

+1 410 455 6317

Karen D. Mattingly

Coordinator

College of Engineering and Information Technology

Information Technology & Engineering 217I

mattingly@umbc.edu

+1 410 455 3303

Marc Olano

Marc Olano

Associate Dean for Academic Programs & Learning and Associate Professor

Computer Science and Electrical Engineering
Imaging Research Center
College of Engineering and Information Technology

Information Technology & Engineering 354

olano@umbc.edu

+1 410 455 3094

Maria Sanchez

Maria Sanchez

Director of Engineering and Computing Education Program and Professor of the Practice

College of Engineering and Information Technology

Information Technology & Engineering 217H

msanchez@umbc.edu

+1 410 455 6324

Patricia Smith

Admin II

College of Engineering and Information Technology

Technology Research Center 220

psmith11@umbc.edu

+1 410 455 6505

Emily Tien

Emily Tien

Admin Asst II

College of Engineering and Information Technology

Information Technology & Engineering 217

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 Leadership Council

Composed of senior administrative leaders in the College, the Dean’s Leadership Council meets regularly to discuss matters of strategic and operational importance.

Emily Abrams-Stephens

Emily Abrams-Stephens

Assistant Dean & Academic Advisor

College of Engineering and Information Technology

Information Technology & Engineering 205

eastephe@umbc.edu

+1 410 455 3519

Ruey-Hung Chen

Ruey-Hung Chen

Professor and Department Chair - Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Engineering 210B

chenrh@umbc.edu

+1 410 455 3313

Zhiyuan Chen

Zhiyuan Chen

Professor and Department Chair - Information Systems

Information Systems

Information Technology & Engineering 404G

zhchen@umbc.edu

+1 410 455 8833

Lindita Dietzen

Lindita Dietzen

Assistant Dean of Finance and Administration

College of Engineering and Information Technology

Information Technology & Engineering 217A

lindietz@umbc.edu

+1 410 455 5603

Amy Heckhaus

Amy Heckhaus

Manager, Chief of Staff

College of Engineering and Information Technology

Information Technology & Engineering 217

heckhaus@umbc.edu

+1 410 455 3978

Vandana Janeja

Vandana Janeja

Associate Dean for Research & Faculty Development and Professor

Information Systems
College of Engineering and Information Technology

Information Technology & Engineering 4104556238

vjaneja@umbc.edu

+1 410 455 3206

Mark R. Marten

Mark R. Marten

Professor and Department Chair - Chemical, Biochemical and Environmental Engineering

Chemical, Biochemical and Environmental Engineering

Engineering 314

marten@umbc.edu

+1 410 455 3400

Marc Olano

Marc Olano

Associate Dean for Academic Programs & Learning and Associate Professor

Computer Science and Electrical Engineering
Imaging Research Center
College of Engineering and Information Technology

Information Technology & Engineering 354

olano@umbc.edu

+1 410 455 3094

Maria Sanchez

Maria Sanchez

Director of Engineering and Computing Education Program (ECEP) and Professor of the Practice

College of Engineering and Information Technology

Information Technology & Engineering 217H

msanchez@umbc.edu

+1 410 455 6324

Carolyn Seaman

Carolyn Seaman

Director of the Center for Women in Technology (CWIT) and Professor

Information Systems
Center for Women in Technology

Information Technology & Engineering 452C

cseaman@umbc.edu

+1 410 455 2809

Mohamed F Younis

Mohamed F Younis

Professor and Department Chair

Computer Science and Electrical Engineering
College of Engineering and Information Technology

Information Technology & Engineering 318

younis@cs.umbc.edu

+1 410 455 3968

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 Engineering and Computing Education Program

Mark Berczynski

Mark Berczynski

Lecturer

Information Technology & Engineering 215

Toby R Gouker

Toby R Gouker

Lecturer and Graduate Program Director of Professional Graduate Programs

Division of Professional Studies
Engineering and Computing Education Program (ECEP)

Engineering 225-J

tgouker@umbc.edu

+1 410 455 0616

Jamie Gurganus

Jamie Gurganus

Lecturer and Associate Director of STEM Education Research

Mechanical Engineering
Engineering and Computing Education Program (ECEP)

Engineering E 225J

jgurganus@umbc.edu

+1 410 455 8439

Maria Sanchez

Maria Sanchez

Director of Engineering and Computing Education Program (ECEP) and Professor of the Practice

College of Engineering and Information Technology

Information Technology & Engineering 217H

msanchez@umbc.edu

+1 410 455 6324

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 Engagement

COEIT engages with a variety of initiatives and outreach efforts focusing on key areas that promote academic excellence and respond to the complex issues of a rapidly changing world.

Catherine A Meyers

Catherine A Meyers

COEIT Communications Manager

University Communications and Marketing

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 Governance

Faculty Senate


The Faculty Senate supports the success of faculty and students through its central role in the shared governance process. It speaks on behalf of the faculty in regards to faculty independence, promotion, tenure, and retention; requirements for awarding undergraduate and graduate degrees; and reviews of academic departments and programs. It also supports and makes recommendations regarding the establishment of policies for the research, scholarship, and creative activities that are the cornerstone of a strong university.

Visit the UMBC Leadership website for more information about Governance at UMBC, including additional committee memberships.

Mariajose Castellanos

Mariajose Castellanos

Senior Lecturer - Chemical, Biochemical & Environmental Engineering

Chemical, Biochemical and Environmental Engineering

Engineering 319

mariajose@umbc.edu

+1 410 455 8151

Foad Hamidi

Foad Hamidi

Associate Professor - Information Systems

Information Systems

Information Technology & Engineering 433

Curtis R Menyuk

Curtis R Menyuk

Professor - Computer Science and Electrical Engineering

Computer Science and Electrical Engineering

Technology Research Center 201A

menyuk@umbc.edu

+1 410 455 3501

Weidong Zhu

Professor - Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Engineering ECS 225H

wzhu@umbc.edu

+1 410 455 3394

Graduate Student Association


The UMBC Graduate Student Association (GSA) is built from elected graduate students representing the academic and cultural diversity at UMBC. Four Graduate Senators represent each college (COEIT, CNMS, CAHSS) and another four senators come from the graduate student population at-large.

Visit the UMBC GSA website for more information, including all executive leadership team members.

Student Affairs Senators

Sarthak Tavate

GSA Student Affairs Senator - Information Systems

Soham H Katkar

GSA Student Affairs Senator- Information Systems

Aijaz Shaik

GSA Student Affairs Senator - Software Engineering

Rashmi S Shekade

GSA Student Affairs Senator - Engineering Management

COEIT Senators

Ashok Sai Doredla

GSA COEIT Senator - Data Science

Yash Nitin Soni

GSA COEIT Senator - Information Systems

Vishal S Deshmukh

GSA COEIT Senator - Information Systems

Mrunal Vinay Jadhav

GSA COEIT Senator - Engineering Management

Student Government Association


The UMBC Student Government Association (SGA) organizes undergraduate students in creating a distinctive community, supports co-curricular and academic experiences, identifies and gives a voice to students’ hopes and concerns, engages students in campus activities and decisions, builds mutually beneficial partnerships with individuals and organizations on and off campus, and promotes and defends students’ welfare.

Visit the UMBC SGA website for more information, including all executive leadership team members.

Tomisin Akinlosotu

SGA Senator - Information Systems (B.S.)

Information Systems
Computer Science and Electrical Engineering

Engineering

Manav Vaishnav

SGA Senator - Business Technology Administration (B.A.)

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