University of Maryland

Academics

Academic affairs sits under the purview of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, the Directors of Undergraduate and Graduate Operations, the Faculty Program Directors, and a wide range of faculty and staff supporting programs and/or thematic areas. Program committee notes can be found via links on our UMD iSchool Committees page.

The Academic Affairs team maintains a knowledge base on the functions they oversee. The knowledge base is both searchable and browsable via the taxonomy. The following links within it address some commonly asked questions:

Meet our team!

Leadership

 

Katherine Izsak

Katherine Izsak
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Ron Padrón

Ron Padrón
Director of Undergraduate Operations

Jeff Waters
Director of Graduate Operations

Tetyana Bezbabna

Tetyana Bezbabna
Assistant Director, BS in Information Science at Shady Grove

 

Program Direction

 

Pamela Duffy

Pamela Duffy
Faculty Director for B.S. in Information Science at College Park

Galina Madjaroff Reitz

Galina Madjaroff Reitz
Senior Lecturer and Faculty Director, BS in Information Science at Shady Grove

Katie Shilton

Katie Shilton
Associate Professor & Faculty Director for B.S. in Social Data Science

Tammy Clegg

Tamara Clegg
Associate Professor

Katy Newton Lawley

Katy Newton Lawley
Senior Lecturer and Faculty Director, Master of Information Management (MIM)

Vedat G. Diker

Vedat G. Diker
Principal Lecturer and Faculty Director, Master of Science in Human-Computer Interaction (HCIM)

Ursula Gorham

Ursula Gorham
Senior Lecturer and Faculty Director, Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS)

Jesse Klein

Jesse Klein
Faculty Director for M.P.S. in Game, Entertainment, and Media Analytics (GEM) and M.P.S. in Data Journalism (DJ)

Eun Kyoung Choe

Eun Kyoung Choe
Associate Professor and Faculty Director, PhD in Information Studies

 

Program Management and Coordination

 

Carol Boston

Carol Boston
Community Engagement Faculty Assistant

Emilia Azar

Emilia Azar
Program Coordinator, Master of Information Management

Joseph Sherren

Joseph Sherren
MLIS Program Coordinator

Emily Dacquisto

Emily Dacquisto
PhD Coordinator

Bridgette Comanda

Bridgette Comanda
MLIS School Library Internship Coordinator

Abbie Basile

Abbie Basile
MLIS Field Study Coordinator

Amy Vaillancourt

Amy Vaillancourt
Break Through Tech Outreach Coordinator

Cross-Cutting Support

Bill Kules

Bill Kules
Faculty Director for iConsultancy Experiential Learning Program

Dennis Frezzo

Dennis Frezzo
Faculty Lead for Instructional Technology

Katy Newton Lawley

Katy Newton Lawley
Faculty Lead for Career Readiness Education

David Loshin

David Loshin
Faculty Lead for External Relations and Careers

Jess Feltner

Jess Feltner
Information Management Coordinator

Corie Brown

Corie Brown
Records and Registration Specialist

 

Advising

Fabián Faccio

Fabián Faccio
Undergraduate Advising Manager

Jason Cooper

Jaison Cooper
Undergraduate Advisor

Madeline Georgevich

Madeline Georgevich
Undergraduate Advisor

Amy Vaillancourt

Amy Vaillancourt
Undergraduate Advisor

Dustin Smith

Dustin Smith
Senior Graduate Advisor

Neil Dhingra

Neil Dhingra
Graduate Advisor