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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

Tim Oates

Professor
Computer Science and Electrical Engineering

Kip Canfield

Associate Professor
Information Systems

Michele Osherow

Associate Professor
English

Shlomo Carmi

Professor and Dean Emeritus
Mechanical Engineering

Luis Pinet-Peralta

Associate Director
Health Administration and Policy Program

Mariejose Castellanos

Assistant Professor
Chemical Engineering

Muruhan Rathinam

Associate Professor
Mathematics and Statistics

Christy Chapin

Assistant Professor
History

David Rosenbloom

Associate Professor
Ancient Studies

Viviana Cordova

Assistant Professor
Visual Arts

Dena Smith

Assistant Professor
Sociology

Carolyn Forestiere

Associate Professor
Political Science

Paul Smith

Associate Professor
Chemistry

Jeffrey Gardner

Assistant Professor
Biological Sciences

Chris Swan

Associate Professor
Geography and Environmental Systems

Vin Grabill, Chair

Associate Professor
Visual Arts

Laura Ting

Associate Professor
Social Work

Doug Hamby

Associate Professor
Dance

Shari Waldstein

Professor
Psychology

Nicole King

Assistant Professor
American Studies

Chunming Yuan

Assistant Professor
Economics

Alan Kreizenbeck

Associate Professor
Theatre

Marcus Zupan

Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering

Bernie Lohr

Assistant Professor
Biology

 

Janet McGlynn

Director of Communication and Outreach
Office of Undergraduate Education

 

J. Vanderlei Martins

Associate Professor
Physics

 

   
 

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)