University of Maryland Centers and Institutes

(Many centers incorporate "Maryland" or "University of Maryland" into common usage, though their formal names may not include those words. If you're having trouble locating a particular center, try dropping "Maryland" or "University" from the title.) Whenever feasible, acronyms have been included, so you can search by acronym as well. This list is also available arranged by college/division.

Name Contact  Title Phone E-mail
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
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) Thomas Jacobs Director 301-405-7328
Center for Agricultural and Natural Resource Policy Loretta Lynch Director 301-405-1264

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 Auditory and Acoustic Research (CAAR) Shihab Shamma Director 301-405-6842
Center for Automation Research (CfAR) Larry Davis Director 301-405-4526
Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (CBCB) Eytan Ruppin 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) Catherine Carr
Sandra Gordon-Salant
Center for Complexity in Business Roland Rust
William Rand
Executive Director
Center for Digital International Government (CDIG) V.S. Subrahmanian Director 301-405-6724

Center for Digital Thought and Strategy (DIGITS)

Il-Horn Hann
Siva Viswanathan
Center for Dynamics and Control of Smart Structures (CDCSS) P.S. Krishnaprasad Co-Director 301-405-6843
Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) Seung-kyung Kim
Director 301-405-7293

Center for Educational Policy and Leadership (CEPAL)

Robert Croninger Director 301-405-1818
Center for Engineering 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
Janet Wagner
Executive Director
Center for Financial Policy Russell Wermers Director 301-405-0572
Center for Firefighter Safety Research and Development Steve Edwards Director 301-226-9960
Center for Food Safety and Security Systems (CFS3) Robert Buchanan Director 301-405-1174
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 Health Information and Decision Systems (CHIDS) Ritu Agarwal
Gordon Gao
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) Bernard C. Cooperman Director 301-405-4271
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) Ken Yu Director 301-405-1333
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) Nancy Gallagher Director 301-405-7610
Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) Kislaya Prasad Director 301-405-6359
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 Literary and Comparative Studies Zita Nunes Director 301-405-3801
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 Nanophysics and Advanced Materials (CNAM) Chris Lobb Director 301-405-6130
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) Valerie Ragan Director 301-314-6820
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) Mohammad Modarres Director 301-405-5226
Center for Risk Communication Research Xiaoli Nan Director 301-405-0640
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 Social Value Creation Christine Beckman Academic Director 301-405-9002
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 Director 301-405-2754
Center on Young Adult Health and Development (CYAHD) Kathryn Vincent Carr Director of Operations 301-405-9768
Center for Young Children (CYC) Francine Favretto Director 301-405-3168
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 301-432-2767
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center Martin Wollesen 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
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) Ruth Zambrana Director 301-405-0451
Cooperative Archaeology Program Lab Paul Shackel Director 301-405-4123
Cooperative Institute for Climate Studies (CICS) Fernando Miralles-Wilhelm Executive Director 301-405-5397
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 Elana Fine Managing Director 301-405-2170
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 240-487-2920
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
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 Bioscience and Biotechnology Research (IBBR) Thomas R. Fuerst Director (240) 314-6000
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) Chris Jarzynski Director 301-405-4878
Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics (IREAP)  Thomas Murphy 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
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 Quantum Institute (JQI) Steve Rolston UM Co-Director 301-405-7189
Joint Space-Science Institute Cole Miller Director 301-405-1037
Knight Center for Specialized Journalism Carol Horner Director 301-985-7198
Laboratory for Automation Psychology and Decision Processes Kent Norman Director 301-405-5924
Laboratory for Computational Linguistics and Information Processing (CLIP)

Bonnie Dorr

Louiqa Raschid

Amy Weinberg







Laboratory of Comparative & Functional Neuroanatomy Steven Brauth Director 301-405-5874
Language-Learning Early-Advantage Program (LEAP) Dianne Handy Director 301-405-4228
Latin American Studies Center (LASC) Laurie Frederick Director 301-405-6682
Lower Eastern Shore Research and Education Center - Salisbury (LESREC) Francis Allnutt Director 301-432-2767
Maryland 4-H Center Kendra Wells State Program Leader 301-314-9070
Maryland Agricultural Experiment Station (MAES) Adel Shirmohammadi Acting Associate Director 301-405-2549
Maryland Assessment Research Center (MARC) 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 Institute for Applied Environmental Health (MIAEH) Betty Dabney Director (301) 405-6583
Maryland Institute for Minority Achievement & Urban Education (MIMAUE) Stephanie Timmons Brown Director 301-405-5211
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 Language and Literacy Research Center Rebecca Silverman Director 301-405-6465
Maryland Nanocenter Gary Rubloff Director 301-405-3011
Maryland Neuroimaging Center Luiz Pessoa Director 301-405-2092
Maryland Pathogen Research Institute (MPRI) David Mosser 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
Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies Charles Manekin Director 301-405-9828
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 301-405-5175
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
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

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