We're Changing Minds

An innovative public research university committed to inclusivity and excellence, UMBC has become one of the fastest-growing and most diverse research universities in the nation, ranked #2 in “most diverse student body” by The Princeton Review in 2008. This uncommon intersection of strengths has made our vibrant campus a new model for American higher education, and our talented faculty thrive in a culture that is ambitious, entrepreneurial and open to new ideas.

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Meet Members of our Distinguished Faculty

Dr. Patricia A. Young
Associate Professor, Education

Dr. Rachel Brewster
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences

Dr. Anthony Johnson
Professor, Physics and Computer Science & Electrical Engineering

Viviana Cordova
Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Dr. Shawn Bediako
Associate Professor, Psychology

Dr. Kimberly R. Moffitt
Assistant Professor, American Studies


Meet Our Postdoctoral Fellows for Faculty Diversity

Dr. Arvenita Washington-Cherry
Postdoctoral Fellow, Language, Literacy & Culture and Africana Studies

Dr. Viviana MacManus
Postdoctoral Fellow, Gender & Women’s Studies

UMBC is:

  • 1st in up-and-coming schools to watch, 4th in undergraduate teaching (US News)
  • 13th among publics for per-capita prestigious awards in arts/humanities/social sciences
  • One of best 9 programs for training women and minorities in the sciences (Science)
  • #2 Most Diverse Student Body (Princeton Review)
  • “2011 Great Colleges to Work For” (Chronicle of Higher Education)

UMBC Faculty Publications on Diversity Issues

Promoting Diversity in Optics, by Dr. Anthony Johnson, UMBC, and Dr. Ursula Keller, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Minority Women Scientists: At the Culture-Gender Crossroads, by Dr. Anthony Johnson, UMBC