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Underrepresented Minority Faculty Executive Committee

Executive Committee for the Recruitment, Retention and Advancement of Underrepresented Minority Faculty 2014-2015

The committee guides the development and implementation of initiatives to address issues and concerns specifically associated with the hiring, retention, and advancement of minority faculty at UMBC.


Philip Rous, Provost

Ana Maria Schwartz-Caballero  (Co-Chair/MLLI/Chair of UMBC Latino/Hispanic Faculty Association)

Pat McDermott, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

Shawn Bediako, Associate Professor, Psychology

Jim Bembry, Associate Professor, Social Work

Mauricio Bustos, Associate Professor, Biological Sciences

Cedric Herring, Professor and Chair, Language, Literacy, and Culture

Linda Hodges, Director, Faculty Development Center, ex officio

Ivan Erill, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences

Anthony Johnson, Professor of Physics, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, and Director of CASPR

Autumn Reed, Director of UMBC STRIDE, Coordinator for Faculty Diversity Initiatives ex officio

Tom Robinson, Assistant Professor of Africana Studies and Psychology

Sarah Shin, Professor of Education

Renetta Tull, Director of the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs