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Amy Chester
Director, Science Academy


Leading the Science Academy at the University of Maryland, Amy oversees program development and student services for three Master of Professional Studies programs, two graduate certificates, and multiple executive education initiatives. By developing a portfolio of offerings that respond to market demand, she brings the University's expertise in the sciences to working professionals.

Prior to this position, Amy was the senior assistant dean at Georgetown University's School of Continuing Studies leading Professional and Executive Education (2012-2019). She also worked in undergraduate admission at UMD (2009-2012) and at Catholic University (2006-2008).


B.A., Communication, University of Maryland (2005)
M.A., Higher Education Leadership, University of Maryland (2011)
E.M.L., Executive Masters of Leadership, Georgetown University (2019)

What I like best about working for CMNS:

Supporting working professionals who are advancing their education and getting to share my UMD pride!

In my spare time, I enjoy:

Running, cycling, and eating pizza with my husband and two kids.