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Leadership Team

Philip Rous, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

As Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Philip Rous is responsible for the delivery of the academic program, including instruction, research, academic support services, and enrollment management, including admissions and financial aid. He provides leadership as UMBC continues to build excellence among the faculty, student body, and staff. Dr. Rous oversees the campus planning process, working collaboratively with Vice Presidents and Deans to coordinate planning and budgeting for the campus.

Patrice McDermott, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

Vice Provost McDermott has the responsibility to facilitate the recruitment, development and retention of faculty members and to increase the diversity of our faculty. Within this capacity, she oversees a number of institutional change projects related to broadening participation at UMBC. Dr. McDermott also serves on the national board of the Society for STEM Women of Color (SSWOC) and as a senior advisor to the National STEM Gender Equity Coalition and the AAC&U Teaching to Increase Diversity and Equity in STEM (TIDES) Project

Autumn M. Reed,  Director of STRIDE and Coordinator of Faculty  Diversity Initiatives ADVANCE Program

​Dr. Reed coordinates campus-wide initiatives designed to enhance and support faculty diversity at UMBC. Working collaboratively with the Leadership Team in the Office of the Provost, the Deans, and Faculty Leaders from the Executive Committee on the Recruitment, Retention, and Advancement of URM Faculty, the ADVANCE Executive Committee, the STRIDE Committee, and the faculty leaders of UMBC’s Community-Based Faculty Groups, Dr. Reed develops, implements, and evaluates programmatic interventions designed to recruit, retain and advance diverse faculty at UMBC. Dr. Reed also routinely disseminates best practices learned from UMBC’s diversity initiatives at national and international venues.  Dr. Reed is on the advisory board for the Mid-Atlantic Higher Education Recruitment Consortium.​

Cedric Herring, Chair of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Black Faculty Committee, Chair of Language, Literacy, and Culture

Carole McCann, Chair of the Women’s Faculty Network, Special Assistant to the Provost for Interdisciplinary Activities and Chair of Gender and Women’s Studies.

Phyllis Robinson and Kathleen Hoffman, Co-Chairs of Women in Science and Engineering, Professor of Biological Sciences and Professor of Mathematics and Statistics

Ana Maria Schwartz Caballero, Chair of the Latino/Hispanic Faculty Association and Associate Professor of Modern Languages, Linguistics, and Intercultural Communication

Shelly Wiechelt, Faculty Chair of the LGBTQ Faculty/Staff Association and Professor of Education

Theodore Gonzalves, Chair of the Asian American Faculty Council, Associate Professor of American Studies