Dr. Linda Aldoory is the new Director of the Herschel S. Horowitz Center for Health Literacy and Associate Professor in Behavioral & Community Health. She was in the Department of Communication for 12 years before her recent appointment, studying health communication and health media. sph.umd.edu/center/hchl
Dr. Kathryn (Kay) M. Bartol is the Robert H. Smith Professor of Management and Organization and Co-Director of the Center for Leadership, Innovation and Change at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, College Park. She is Past President of the Academy of Management, has published numerous articles in major journals, and is Fellow of several prestigious academic societies. Her research focuses on leadership, knowledge sharing, networks and influence, virtual teams and virtual work relationships, and information technology and organizations. www.rhsmith.umd.edu/directory/kathryn-m-bartol
Benjamin B. Bederson is the Associate Provost of Learning Initiatives, Executive Director of the Teaching and Learning Transformation Center, a Professor of Computer Science and the previous director of the Human-Computer Interaction Lab at the Institute for Advanced Computer Studies and iSchool at the University of Maryland. His research is on human computation, mobile device interfaces, interaction strategies, digital libraries, and children’s education. He is also Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Hazel Analytics, a regulatory data analytics company. www.cs.umd.edu/~bederson/
John Carlo Bertot is Professor and Co-Director of the Information Policy & Access Center in the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland College Park. His research focuses on the intersection of information policy, information access equity, and technology. terconnect.umd.edu/~jbertot
Erica Bondarev Rapach is Associate Executive Director, Strategic Initiatives for The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland, where she is responsible for creating and implementing programs that build and strengthen the partnerships within The Clarice and between The Clarice, the campus and the creative radius community. She has held that position since August of 2014 and was previously Director of Marketing & Communications at The Clarice, a position she held since 2009. theclarice.umd.edu/bio/erica-bondarev-rapach
Kaylani Chadha is an assistant professor at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism. As a teacher and researcher, she has focused on analyzing trends in international communication as well as television programming and its impact on society. She is the director of the interdisciplinary Media, Self and Society program in the College Park Scholars academic residential community for select freshmen and sophomores. merrill.umd.edu/about-merrill/staff-faculty/kalyani-chadha/
Victoria Chanse is an Assistant Professor in Landscape Architecture, within the College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences. Her research and teaching focus on the intersection between community, ecology, and place. She has both research and professional experience in civic participatory engagement dealing with watershed design and planning in urbanizing environments. www.larch.umd.edu/people
Helene Kalson Cohen is the Executive Director of the Office of Innovation and Partnerships in the College of Education, with a doctorate from Harvard University in Administration, Planning and Social Policy. Her work focuses on organizational leadership, educational entrepreneurship, and the integration of technology to meet instructional and community building goals.
Bryan Eichhorn is a Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and an Affiliate Professor in Materials Science and Engineering. He is on the advisory boards of the Maryland Nanocenter and the University of Maryland Energy Research Center. His research focuses on materials chemistry and energy science. He also coordinates efforts on campus to promote collaborations with the Library of Congress, the National Archives, and the Smithsonian Institution for advanced scientific research on the conservation of historical documents, artifacts, and works of art. www.chem.umd.edu/bryan-eichhorn
Hasan Elahi is Director of Digital Cultures and Creativity Program in the Honors College and Associate Professor in the Department of Art. He is an interdisciplinary artist whose work examines issues of surveillance, citizenship, migration, and transport. www.art.umd.edu/faculty/helahi
Carol Espy-Wilson is a Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and the Institute for Systems Research at the University of Maryland. She directs the Speech Communication Lab where research focuses on the integration of engineering, linguistics and speech acoustics to study speech communication including speech production, speech recognition, speaker recognition, speech enhancement, and language and genre detection in audio and forensics. www.ece.umd.edu/faculty/espy-wilson
Christopher Foreman is a professor and director of the social policy program in the School of Public Policy. He teaches courses on political institutions and the politics of inequality. His books and research interests deal with the politics of health, race, regulation, and government reform. www.publicpolicy.umd.edu/faculty/christopher-foreman
Sahar Khamis is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Maryland. She is an expert on Arab and Muslim media and the former Head of the Mass Communication Department in Qatar University. Dr. Khamis holds a Ph.D. in Mass Media and Cultural Studies from the University of Manchester in England. She is co-author of the books: “Islam Dot Com: Contemporary Islamic Discourses in Cyberspace”(Palgrave Macmillan, 2009) and “Egyptian Revolution 2.0: Political Blogging, Civic Engagement and Citizen Journalism” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013). www.comm.umd.edu/people/faculty/khamis
Linda Mabbs is a Distinguished Scholar/ Teacher and Professor of Music. She has performed with many of the worlds leading orchestras specializing in the symphonic writing of Mahler and Strauss and is recognized for her interpretation of American and British song literature. Her current research, in cooperation with the School of Public Health, focuses on temporal mandibular joint disorders and their possible relationship to classical singing technique. She was awarded the 2014 Kirwan Faculty and Research Scholarship Prize, is the recipient of the 2011 Landmark Award for International Service to the University, and has served as Chair of the University Senate.
Sheri Parks is an associate professor in the American Studies department where she teaches courses on popular culture, new and old media, mythology and social activism. She is cultural critic for WYPR-NPR’s Midday with Dan Rodericks and author of Fierce Angels: The Strong Black Woman in American Life and Culture. Currently she is researching virtual blackness and designing a professional graduate program in social activism. amst.umd.edu/people/faculty/sheri-parks/
Maggie Saponaro is Librarian for Journalism and Hearing and Speech Sciences at the University Libraries, University of Maryland, where she is responsible for collection management, reference and instruction for these disciplines. She holds an MLS from UCLA, with post-graduate work in the areas of personnel programs and public administration. Her research interests are in the areas of collection management, instruction, and emerging technologies in libraries. http://lib.guides.umd.edu/prf.php?account_id=46956