The University of Maryland’s College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences (CMNS) announced the promotions of 51 professional-track faculty members.
Those promoted to Principal Lecturer by the campus:
- Debra Franklin (M.A. ’81, secondary education), mathematics, joined CMNS in 1993. Franklin teaches and chairs several fundamental studies courses in mathematics, which she helped design and implement starting in 2001.
- Karen McLaren (M.A. ’85, mathematics; Ph.D. ’05, curriculum and instruction education), mathematics, joined CMNS in 1994. In addition to teaching a variety of undergraduate mathematics courses, McLaren teaches mathematics education courses for education majors.
- Patricia Shields, cell biology and molecular genetics, joined UMD in 2001. Shields teaches BSCI 348P: “General Biology Teaching Practicum,” which focuses on undergraduate science education, and BSCI 170: “Principles of Molecular and Cellular Biology.”
Those promoted to Senior Lecturer by the college:
- Hilary Bierman (B.S. ’01, psychology), biology
- Steven Chadwick, mathematics
- Michael Keller, cell biology and molecular genetics
- Natalia White (M.L.S. ’12, library and information services), chemistry and biochemistry
- Hadiya Woodham, biology
Research Faculty Promotions
Those promoted to Research Professor by the campus:
- Gili Marbach-Ad, CMNS, joined UMD in 2004. Marbach-Ad directs the CMNS Teaching and Learning Center and studies higher education in the sciences.
- Juying Warner (Ph.D. ’97, meteorology), atmospheric and oceanic science, joined CMNS in 1990. Warner uses satellite remote sensing to study global air quality and climate change.
Those promoted to Research Scientist by the campus:
- Li-Jen Chen, astronomy, joined CMNS in 2014. Chen studies space plasma with a focus on how disturbances from the sun, such as solar wind and magnetic forces, impact Earth as it moves through space.
- Peter Teuben, astronomy, joined CMNS in 1989. Teuben develops software for simulating and studying galaxies and planetary systems. In addition, he studies galaxy dynamics with a focus on how stars and planets form out of gas. Teuben also develops techniques for more accurately deriving images from arrays of multiple radio telescopes, which he uses extensively in his work.
Associate Research Faculty Promotions
Those promoted to Associate Research Professor by the college:
- Brian Beaudoin (B.S. ’02, M.S. ’08, Ph.D. ’11, electrical engineering), Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics (IREAP)
- Ayush Gupta (Ph.D. ’06, electrical engineering), physics
Those promoted to Associate Research Scientist by the college:
- Richard Achterberg, astronomy
- Valeria Cottini, astronomy
- Richard Cullather, Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC)
- Christen Fleming (Ph.D. ’11, physics), biology
- Augusto Getirana, ESSIC
- Eliezer Gurarie, biology
- Timothy Livengood, astronomy
- Alexey Mishonov, ESSIC
- Shanta Saha, physics
- Xi Shao (M.S. ’99, Ph.D. ’01, astronomy; M.S. ’04, electrical engineering), astronomy
Those promoted to Senior Faculty Specialist by the college:
- Manik Bali, ESSIC
- Barbara Brawn-Cinani (B.S. ’06, astronomy; B.S. ’06, M.S. ’09, physics), University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies
- Ian Carroll, National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center
- Darcy Conant (Ph.D. ’13, curriculum and instruction education), mathematics
- Maureen Cribb, ESSIC
- Patrick Meyers, ESSIC
- Despina Pavlis, ESSIC
- James Reagan (M.S. ’10, atmospheric and oceanic science), ESSIC
Assistant Research Faculty Promotions
Those promoted to Assistant Research Scientist by the college:
- Ashton Belew (Ph.D. ’12, biological sciences), cell biology and molecular genetics
- Jordan Borak, ESSIC
- Alina Bruma, IREAP
- Ivan Burenkov, physics
- Alice Crawford, atmospheric and oceanic science
- Shuiwang Duan, ESSIC
- Li Fang, ESSIC
- Halyna Hodovanets, physics
- Rachael Kroodsma, ESSIC
- Abhishek Kumar, IREAP
- Sunil Mittal, IREAP
- Michael Peterson, ESSIC
- Evgheni Strelcov, IREAP
- Chenxi Wang, ESSIC
- Jinwoong Yoo, ESSIC
- Wenqi Zhu, IREAP
Those promoted to Faculty Specialist by the college:
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About the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences
The College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences at the University of Maryland educates more than 9,000 future scientific leaders in its undergraduate and graduate programs each year. The college’s 10 departments and more than a dozen interdisciplinary research centers foster scientific discovery with annual sponsored research funding exceeding $175 million.