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 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

Keith J Bowman

Keith J Bowman

Dean

Mechanical Engineering
College of Engineering and Information Technology

Information Technology & Engineering 217

kjb@umbc.edu

+1 410 455 3270

Catherine Bielawski

Catherine Bielawski

Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Student Services

College of Engineering and Information Technology

Information Technology & Engineering 206

bielawsk@umbc.edu

+1 410 455 1641

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

Erin Lavik

Erin Lavik

Associate Dean for Research & Faculty Development and Professor

Chemical, Biochemical and Environmental Engineering

Information Technology & Engineering 217F

Donique Lewis

Donique Lewis

Executive Administrative Assistant II

College of Engineering and Information Technology

Information Technology & Engineering 217F

djlewis@umbc.edu

+1 410 455 3270

Karen D. Mattingly

Coordinator

College of Engineering and Information Technology

Information Technology & Engineering 217I

mattingly@umbc.edu

+1 410 455 3303

Helena Mentis

Helena Mentis

Associate Dean for Academic Programs & Learning and Professor

College of Engineering and Information Technology
Information Systems

Information Technology & Engineering 217A

mentis@umbc.edu

+1 410 455 3967

Michael Palmer

Michael Palmer

Assistant Dean of Finance and Director of Shared Services Center

Engineering and Information Technology
College of Engineering and Information Technology

Information Technology & Engineering 217G

mpalmer@umbc.edu

+1 410 455 5603

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

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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.

Catherine Bielawski

Catherine Bielawski

Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Student Services

College of Engineering and Information Technology

Information Technology & Engineering 206

bielawsk@umbc.edu

+1 410 455 1641

Ruey-Hung Chen

Ruey-Hung Chen

Professor and Department Chair - Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Engineering 210B

chenrh@umbc.edu

+1 410 455 3313

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

Professor and Department Chair - Information Systems

Information Systems

Information Technology & Engineering 4104556238

vjaneja@umbc.edu

+1 410 455 6238

Anupam Joshi

Anupam Joshi

Professor and Department Chair - Computer Science and Electrical Engineering

Computer Science and Electrical Engineering

Information Technology & Engineering 325

joshi@umbc.edu

+1 410 455 2733

Erin Lavik

Erin Lavik

Associate Dean for Research & Faculty Development and Professor of Chemical, Biochemical

Chemical, Biochemical and Environmental Engineering

Information Technology & Engineering 217F

Mark Marten

Mark Marten

Professor and Department Chair - Chemical, Biochemical & Environmental Engineering

Chemical, Biochemical and Environmental Engineering

Engineering 314

marten@umbc.edu

+1 410 455 3400

Helena Mentis

Helena Mentis

Associate Dean for Academic Programs & Learning and Professor

College of Engineering and Information Technology
Information Systems

Information Technology & Engineering 217A

mentis@umbc.edu

+1 410 455 3967

Michael Palmer

Michael Palmer

Assistant Dean of Finance and Director of Shared Services Center

Engineering and Information Technology
College of Engineering and Information Technology

Information Technology & Engineering 217G

mpalmer@umbc.edu

+1 410 455 5603

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

Carolyn Seaman

Carolyn Seaman

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

Information Systems

Information Technology & Engineering 404B

cseaman@umbc.edu

+1 410 455 3937

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Engineering and Computing Education Program

Mark Berczynski

Mark Berczynski

Lecturer

Information Systems
Engineering and Computing Education Program (ECEP)

Information Technology & Engineering 215

Megean Garvin

Megean Garvin

Director of Research and Assessment, Maryland Center for Computing Education

Engineering and Computing Education Program (ECEP)

mgarvin@umbc.edu

+1 443 243 0509

Toby Gouker

Lecturer and Assistant Graduate Program Director of Professional Graduate Programs

Division of Professional Studies

Information Technology & Engineering 218

tgouker@umbc.edu

+1 410 455 0616

Danyelle Tauryce Ireland

Danyelle Tauryce Ireland

Associate Director (CWIT) / Research Assistant Professor (ECEP)

Engineering and Computing Education Program (ECEP)
Center for Women in Technology

Information Technology & Engineering 452C

direland@umbc.edu

+1 410 455 3109

Dianne O'Grady-Cunniff

Director, Maryland Center for Computing Education

Engineering and Information Technology

Off Campus

dianne@umbc.edu

+1 301 445 2795

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

Woodrow W. Winchester

Woodrow W. Winchester

Graduate Program Director for Professional Programs and Professor of the Practice

Division of Professional Studies
College of Engineering and Information Technology

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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.

Megan Hanks Mastrola

OIA Communications Manager, COEIT

Institutional Advancement

Administration 825

mhanks@umbc.edu

+1 410 455 5791

Susie Lynch

Susie Lynch

OIA Development Officer

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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

Amy Everhart

Senior Lecturer - Information Systems

Information Systems

Information Technology & Engineering 412

everhart@umbc.edu

+1 410 455 2647

Curtis Menyuk

Curtis 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

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