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Committee Members

URA proposals are evaluated by an interdisciplinary faculty review committee. Once proposals are received, additional ad hoc reviewers may be added to the standing committee as needed. Discipline-specific subcommittees give particular scrutiny to the proposals in their fields, using the structured rating sheet. In a final selection meeting, the full committee considers the rankings and recommendations of the subcommittees in making final funding decisions. As many worthy proposals as possible receive full or partial funding, up to the limit of available funds.

Lee Blaney

Assistant Professor
Chemical, Biochemical, and Environmental Engineering

J. Vanderlei Martins

Associate Professor
Physics

Kip Canfield

Associate Professor
Information Systems

Joseph Morin

Lecturer
Music

Shlomo Carmi

Professor and Dean Emeritus
Mechanical Engineering

Tim Oates

Professor
Computer Science and Electrical Engineering

Viviana Cordova

Assistant Professor
Visual Arts

Michele Osherow

Associate Professor
English

Christy Chapin

Assistant Professor
History

Luis Pinet-Peralta

Associate Director
Health Administration and Policy Program

Jean Fernandez

Associate Professor
English

Muruhan Rathinam

Associate Professor
Mathematics and Statistics

Carolyn Forestiere

Associate Professor
Political Science

David Rosenbloom

Associate Professor
Ancient Studies

Jeffrey Gardner

Assistant Professor
Biological Sciences

Elaine Rusinko

Associate Professor of Russian
Modern Language, Linguistics and Intercultural Communication

Vin Grabill

Chair, Associate Professor
Visual Arts

Dena Smith

Assistant Professor
Sociology

Doug Hamby

Associate Professor
Dance

Paul Smith

Associate Professor
Chemistry

Nicole King

Assistant Professor
American Studies

Chris Swan

Associate Professor
Geography

Alan Kreizenbeck

Associate Professor
Theatre

Laura Ting

Associate Professor
Social Work

Jennie B. Leach

Associate Professor
Chemical, Biochemical, and Environmental Engineering

Shari Waldstein

Professor
Psychology

Bernie Lohr

Assistant Professor
Biology

Chunming Yuan

Assistant Professor
Economics

Janet McGlynn

Director of Communication and Outreach
Office of Undergraduate Education

Marcus Zupan

Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering

   
 

Committee membership as of January 2015

Faculty members interested in becoming a member of the URA Committee, should contact

Janet McGlynn (5-5754, mcglynn@umbc.edu)