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Name Contact  Title Phone E-mail
Academy for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (AETL) Denny Gulick

Chair, 2007-08

Alfred Gessow Rotorcraft Center for Education and Research (AGRC) Inderjit Chopra Director 301-405-1122
Chesapeake Bay Environment Program Michael Paolisso Principal Investigator 301-405-1432
Arabidopsis thaliana Research Initiative at the University of Maryland (ATRIUM) Caren Chang Director 301-405-1643

Archaeology in Annapolis Mark Leone Director 301-405-8767
Auditory Neuroethology Lab ("Batlab") Cynthia Moss Auditory Neuroethology Lab 301-405-0353   
Bridge Engineering Software Center (BEST) Chung C. Fu Director 301-405-2011
Campaign Assesment and Candidate Outreach Project, The Paul Herrnson Director 301-405-4123
Casey Journalism Center on Children and Families Patrice Pascual Director 301-699-9336
Center for Addictions, Personality and Emotion Research Carl Lejuez Director 301-405-5932
Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering (CALCE) Michael Pecht Director 301-405-5323
Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL) Richard Brecht Executive Director 301-226-8801
Center for Advanced Transportation Technology (CATT) Philip Tarnoff Director 301-403-4619
Center for Agricultural and Natural Resource Policy Loretta Lynch Director 301-405-1290

Center for American Politics and Citizenship (CAPC) Paul Herrnson Director 301-405-4123
Center for Applied Policy Studies Brian Darmody Director 301-405-1990
Center for Assessment Validity & Education (C-SAVE) Rebecca Kopriva Director 301-405-3624
Center for Auditory and Acoustic Research (CAAR) Shihab Shamma Director 301-405-6842
Center for Automation Research (CfAR) Rama Chellappa Director 301-405-3656
Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (CBCB) Steven Salzburg Director 301-405-9611
Center for Children, Relationships, and Culture (CCRC) Melanie Killen Associate Director 301-405-3176
Center for Chinese Language Teacher Certification and Development (CCLTCD) Howard Stein Coordinator 301-405-8475
Center for Communicating Networked Control Systems (CNC) P.S. Krishnaprasad Director 301-405-6843
Center for Comparative and Evolutionary Biology of Hearing (CCEBH)

Robert Dooling

Arthur Popper





Center for Complexity in Business Wolfgang Jank Director 301-405-1118
Center for Digital International Government (CDIG) V.S. Subrahmanian Director 301-405-2711
Center for Dynamics and Control of Smart Structures (CDCSS) P.S. Krishnaprasad Co-Director 301-405-6843
Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) Minglang Zhou
Director 301-405-2855

Center for Educational Policy and Leadership (CEPAL)

Robert Croninger Director 301-405-1818

Center for Digital Thought and Strategy (DIGITS)

Il-Horn Hann

Siva Viswanathan


Center for Energetic Concepts Development (CECD) David K. Anand Director 301-405-5294
Center for Engineered Learning Systems (CELS) Gary W. Rubloff

Center for Environmental Energy Engineering (CEEE)

Reinhard Radermacher Director 301-405-5286
Center for Excellence in Service (CES) Roland Rust Executive Director 301-405-4300
Center for Firefighter Safety Research and Development April Walker
Center for Food Safety and Security Systems (CFS3) Robert Buchanan

Center for Geotechnology Centrifuge Modeling Deborah Goodings
Center for Global Agricultural Monitoring Research

Chris Justice

Matt Hansen

Inbal Becker Reshef

Co-Directors 301-405-1600
Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) Kislaya Prasad Director 301-405-6359
Center for Health Information and Decision Systems (CHIDS) Ritu Agarwal Director 301-405-3121
Center for Heritage Resource Studies (CHRS) Paul Shackel Director 301-405-1422
Center for High Energy Astrophysics Lee Mundy Director 301-405-1529
Center for Historical Studies (CHS) Sonya Michel Director 301-405-4297
Center for Human Capital, Technology and Innovation (HCIT)

Susan Taylor

Paul Tesluk





Center for Human Capital, Technology and Innovation (HCIT) Susan Taylor Director 301-405-2240
Center for Hypersonics and Research (CHR) Nicole Roop Assistant Director 301-405-8959
Center for Information Policy and Electronic Government (CIPEG) Paul T. Jaeger Director 301-405-1741
Center for Innovation Jerald Hage Director 301-405-9746
Center for Integrated Latent Variable Research (CILVR) Gregory Hancock Director 301-405-3621
Center for Integrative Environmental Research (CIER) Kim Ross Executive Director 301-405-3988
Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland (CISSM) John Steinbruner Director 301-405-4578
Center for International Development and Conflict Management (CIDCM) Paul Huth Director 301-314-8481
Center for International Economics (CIE) Carmen Reinhart Director 301-405-7006
Center for Literacy, Language, and Culture (CLLC) Joseph McCaleb Director 301-405-3133
Center for Mathematics Education Dan Chazan Director 301-405-3115
Center for Micro Engineering Don DeVoe

Center for Minorities in Science and Engineering (CMSE)

Rosemary Parker Director 301-405-3880
Center for Multiscale Plasma Dynamics (CMPD) William Dorland Director 301-405-1608
Center for Nanophysics and Advanced Materials (CNAM) Richard Greene Director 301-405-6128
Center for Networking of Infrastructure Sensors (CNIS) Stuart Milner Director 301-405-6556
Center for Particle and String Theory (CPST) Sylvester James Gates Director 301-405-6025
Center for Persian Studies, The Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak Director 301-405-3147
Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership Robert Grimm Director 301-405-2186
Center for Political Communication and Civic Leadership Shawn J. Parry-Giles Director 301-405-6527
Center for Public and Corporate Veterinary Medicine (CPCVM) Bettye Walters Director 301-314-6821
Center for Public Policy and Private Enterprise (CPPPE) Jacques Gansler Director 301-405-4794
Center for Research on Increasing Minorities in STEM Careers, The

Center for Research on Latino Educational Success

Center for Research on Military Organization David Segal Director 301-405-6439
Center for Risk and Reliability (CRR) Ali Mosleh Director 301-405-5214
Center for Risk Communication Research Monique Mitchell Turner Director 301-405-1650
Center for Safe Solutions (CSS) Thomas Carr Director 301-489-1700
Center for Scientific Computation and Mathematical Modeling (CSCAMM)  Eitan Tadmor Director 301-405-0648
Center for Software Quality and Security Bill Pugh Director 301 405 2705
Center for Studies in 19th Century Music H. Robert Cohen Director 301-405-7780
Center for Studies of Post-Communist Societies (CSPCS) Vladimir Tismaneanu Director 301-405-4164
Center for the Study of Business Ethics, Regulation, and Crime (C-BERC) Sally Simpson Director 301-405-4726
Center for Substance Abuse Research Eric Wish Director 301-403-8333
Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) Stephen Roth Director 301-405-9356
Center for Technology and Systems Management (CTSM) Bilal M. Ayyub Director 301-405-1956
Center for the Study of Advanced Professional Practice, The (CSAPP)

Center for Women in Computing Jan Plane
Center on Young Adult Health and Development (CYAHD) Kathryn Vincent Carr Director of Operations 301-405-9768
Center for Young Children (CYC) Francine Favretto
Center on Aging Laura Wilson Director 301-405-2469
Center on Optoelectronic Devices, Interconnects and Packaging (COEDIP) Aristos Christou Director 301-405-5208
Central Maryland Research & Education Center (CMREC) Francis Allnutt Director 301-596-9330
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (CPSAC) Susan Farr Director 301-405-2993
Combined Array for Research in Millimeter-wave Astronomy (CARMA) Stuart Vogel Director 301-405-2134
Composites Research Laboratory Norman Werely Director 301-405-1927
Computer Vision Lab (CVL) John Aloimonos Director 301-405-4526
Condensed Matter Theory Center (CMTC) Sankar Das Sarma Director 301-405-6145
Connections Beyond Sight and Sound (CBSS) Diane Kelly Director 301-405-7915
Consortium on Race, Gender, and Ethnicity (CRGE) Bonnie T. Dill Director 301-405-6878
Cooperative Archaeology Program Lab Paul Shackel Director 301-405-4123
Cooperative Institute for Climate Studies (CICS) Philip Arkin Director 301-405-2147 
Cultural Systems Analysis Group (CuSAG) Tony Whitehead Director 301-405-1419
David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora Robert E. Steele Director 301-314-2621
Democracy Collaborative Ted Howard Executive Director 301-405-9266
DeVos Institute of Arts Management Michael Kaiser Chair 301-314-0963
Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship, The Asher Epstein Director 301-405-9510
Distributed Systems Software Lab (DSSL) Jeffrey Hollingsworth
Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC) Antonio Busalacchi Director 301-405-5599
East-West Space  Science Center   Roald Sagdeev Director 301-405-8051
Center for Healthy Families Carol Werlinich Director 301-405-4017
Fraunhofer Center Rance Cleaveland Director 301-403-2065
Genetics with Eukaryotic Model Systems (GEMS) Steve Mount Organizer 301-405-9904
Gliner Center for Humor Communication and Health Sharon Simson Director 301-314-2582
Global Land Cover Facility (GLCF) John Townshend Principal Investigator 301-405-4567

Graphics and Visual Informatics Lab (GVIL)

Amitabh Varshney Director 301-405-6761
Harrison Program on the Future Global Agenda        
Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology, Inc. Russell Brinsfield Executive Director 410-827-6202
Hearing and Speech Clinic       Elizabeth Coon Clinic Office Supervisor 301-405-4218
Home and Garden Information Center (HGIC) Jon Traunfeld Regional Extension Specialist Coordinator 410-531-5556
Horowitz Center for Health Literacy Katherine Barrett-Ryan Coordinator 301-405-9435
Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory (HCIL) Allison Druin Director 301-405-2769
Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS) Amitabh Varshney Director 301-405-6722
Institute for Child Study Charles Flatter
Institute for Governmental Service and Research (IGSR) Robin Cox Director 301-405-3053
Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy (IPPP) Mark Sagoff Director 301-405-4762
Institute for Physical Science and Technology (IPST) Rajarshi Roy Director 301-405-4878
Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics (IREAP)  Daniel Lathrop Director 301-405-1594
Institute for Systems Research (ISR) Eyad Abed Director 301-405-3631
Institutional Reform and the Informal Sector (IRIS) Dennis Wood Director 301-405-3594
Interindustry Forecasting at the University of Maryland (InForUM) Jeffrey Werling Director 301-405-4607
International Center for Media & the Public Agenda (IMCPA) Susan Moeller Director 301 405 2419
International Center for Transcultural Education Barbara Finkelstein Director 301-405-3588
International Communication and Negotiation Simulations (ICONS) Daniella Fridl Director 301-405-4511
IPM (Integrated Pest Management) Maryland Sandra Sardanelli Coordinator
Isotope Geochemistry Laboratory Richard Walker Director 301-405-4089
J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism Jan Schaffer Executive Director 301-985-4020
Joint Global Change Research Institute Anthony Janetos Director 301-314-7804
Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (JIFSAN)  Jianghong Meng Director 301-405-8382
Joint Institute for Knowledge Discovery (JIKD) James Hendler Director 301-405-2696
Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) Christopher Lobb UM Co-Director 301-405-6130
Joint Space-Science Institute Chris Reynolds Director 301-405-2682
Keck CHAOS Visualization Lab Brian Hunt Director  301-405-4885
Keck Laboratory for the Analysis of Visual Motion Larry Davis Director 301-405-2662
Knight Center for Specialized Journalism Carol Horner Director 301-985-7198
Laboratory for Atomic, Molecular and Optical Science and Engineering Wendell Hill
Laboratory for Automation Psychology and Decision Processes Kent Norman Director 301-405-5924
Laboratory for Biological Ultrastructure Tim Maugel Director 301-405-6898
Laboratory for Computation and Visualization (LCV) Anil Deane Director 301-405-4866
Laboratory for Computational Cultural Dynamics (LCCD) Dana Nau Director 301 405 2684
Laboratory for Computational Linguistics and Information Processing (CLIP)

Bonnie Dorr

Louiqa Raschid

Amy Weinberg







Laboratory for Crustal Petrology Michael Brown Director 301-405-4080
Laboratory for Millimeter-Wave Astronomy Stuart Vogel Director 301-405-2134
Laboratory for Mineral Deposits Research Philip Candela
Laboratory for Parallel and Distributed Computing (LPDC)  Joseph Jaja
Laboratory of Comparative & Functional Neuroanatomy Steven Brauth Director 301-405-5874
Language and Media Processing Laboratory  (LAMP)

Amy Weinberg

David Doermann





Language-Learning Early-Advantage Program (LEAP) Dianne Handy Director 301-405-4228
Latin American Studies Center (LASC) Karin Rosemblatt Director 301-405-4265
Lower Eastern Shore Research and Education Center - Salisbury (LESREC) Francis Allnutt Director  410-742-1178
Maryland 4-H Center Kendra Wells State Program Leader 301-314-9070
Maryland Agricultural Experiment Station (MAES) Vacant Acting Associate Director 301-405-2462
Maryland Assessment Research Center for Education Success (MARCES) Robert Lissitz Director 301-405-3620
Maryland Center for Automotive Research and Testing (MCART) D.C. Holloway Director 301-405-5281
Maryland Center for Health Equity Stephen Thomas Director 301-405-8859
Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research Lisa Kiely Director 301-405-0966
Maryland Child and Family Development Laboratory (MCFDL) Jude Cassidy Director 301-405-0009
Maryland Hybrid Networks Center John Baras Director 301-405-6606
Maryland Infant Studies Laboratory Amanda Woodword Principle Investigator 301-405-1258
Maryland Information and Network Dynamics Laboratory (MIND) Ashok Agrawala Co-Director 301-405-2525
Maryland Information System Security Laboratory (MISSL) William Arbaugh Director 301-405-2774
Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health (MIAEH) Betty Dabney Director (301) 405-6583
Maryland Institute for Minority Achievement & Urban Education (MIMAUE) Martin Johnson Director 301-405-0246
Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) Neil Fraistat Director 301-405-8927
Maryland Language Science Center Colin Phillips Director 301-405-3082
Maryland Literacy Research Center John Guthrie Director 301-405-8036
Maryland Nanocenter Gary Rubloff Director 301-405-2949
Maryland Neuroimaging Center Luiz Pessoa Director 301-405-2092
Maryland Pathogen Research Institute (MPRI) Debra Weinstein Associate Director 301-405-2156
Maryland Population Research Center (MPRC) Sandra L. Hofferth Director 301-405-6403
Maryland Small Business Development Center (MDSBDC) Renee Sprow Director 301-403-8300
Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (MTECH) David Barbe Executive Director 301-405-3906
Maryland Transportation Technology Transfer Center Philip Tarnoff Director 301-403-4619
Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) Janice Reutt-Robey Director 301-405-8349
Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies Hayim Lapin Director 301-405-4975
Mid-Atlantic Regional Earth Science Applications Center Stephen Prince Director 301-405-4062
National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education Gerrit Knaap Director 301-405-6083
National Center of Excellence for Aviation Operations Research (NEXTOR) Michael Ball Co-Director 301-405-2227
National Center on Education, Disability and Juvenile Justice, The Peter Leone Director 301-405-6489
National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Response to Terrorism (START)  Gary Lafree Director 301-405-6600
National Foreign Language Center (NFLC)   Catherine Ingold Director 301-405-9828
National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) Margaret Palmer Director 410-919-4810
Neuroscience and Cognitive Sciences Program Robert Dooling Director 301-405-5925
Norbert Wiener Center for Harmonic Analysis and Applications John Benedetto Director 301-405-5161
Parallel Understanding Systems Lab (PLUS) James Hendler Director 301-405-2696
Perceptual Interfaces and Reality Laboratory (PIRL) Ramani Duraiswami Director 301-405-6710
Plant Nematology Laboratory Sandra Sardanelli Director 301-405-7877
Plasma Mass Spectrometry Laboratory, The William McDonough Director 301-405-5561
Psychology Clinic   M. Colleen Byrne Director 301-405-4808
Rural Development Center (at UMES) Daniel Kuennen Director 410-651-6183
Sloan Biotechnology Industry Center (SBIC) Jacques Gansler Director 301-405-4794
Smart Materials and Structures Research Center Amr Baz Director 301-405-5216
Space Systems Laboratory (SSL) David Akin Director 301-405-1158
Space Vehicles Technology Institute Mark Lewis Director 301-405-1133
Stable Isotope Laboratory

James Farquhar

A.J. Kaufman





Supply Chain Management Center (SCMC)

Sandor Boyson

Thomas Corsi





Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) Gili Marbach-Ad Director 301-405-2075
University of Maryland Center on Aging (UMCA) Laura Wilson Director 301-405-2469
University of Maryland Energy Research Center (UMERC) Eric Wachsman Director 301-405-8193
University of Maryland Prevention Research Center (UMD-PRC) Bradley Boekeloo Principal Investigator 301-405-8546
Western Maryland Research and Education Center - Keedysville (WMREC) Francis Allnutt Director 301-432-2767
Wye Research and Education Center - Queenstown Russell Brinsfield Director 410-827-6202

Last updated 9/16/14

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