Faculty Senate

The UMCES Faculty Senate provides faculty with a voice in the deliberation of Center policies, strategies, and administrative decisions that affect the entire UMCES community.

The Senate is the principal forum for ensuring adequate and productive communication between the UMCES faculty, professional staff and UMCES administration. It serves as both an advisory body to the President of UMCES and is the official forum recognized by the University System of Maryland Chancellor and the Board of Regents for the expression of the concerns and interests of UMCES faculty.

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Name/Title Lab/Description Contact Information
Lee Cooper
Research Professor
Chesapeake Biological Laboratory
Stable and radioisotope composition of organic materials and natural waters; aquatic plant physiology; high latitude oceanography and hydrology
Jeff Cornwell
Research Professor
Horn Point Laboratory
Sediment biogeochemistry; nutrient, metal, and sulfur cycling in estuaries and coastal wetlands
Andrew Elmore
Associate Professor
Alternate - AL
Environmental Science, Land-use and land-cover change, Ecohydrology, Biogeochemistry, Remote sensing and spatial analysis.
Matthew Fitzpatrick
Associate Professor
Appalachian Laboratory
Species distribution modeling, simulation modeling, climate change, biological invasions, biodiversity
Lora Harris
Associate Professor
Chesapeake Biological Laboratory
Systems ecology, theoretical ecology, primary producers from phytoplankton to macrophytes, ecosystem modeling
Rosemary Jagus
Associate Professor
Co-Chair - IMET
Translational control of gene expression, regulation of gene activity during early development, host defense against virus infection and viral countermeasures, diversity of eukaryotic translational initiation with emphasis on dinoflagellates.
Jenna Luek
Ph.D. Graduate Research Assistant
Student Representative
Organic contaminant cycling, trace metal geochemistry, analytical chemistry
David Nelson
Associate Professor
Ecosystem ecology, paleoecology, microbial ecology, stable isotope ecology
Elizabeth North
Associate Professor
Horn Point Laboratory
Biological-physical interactions: hydrodynamic and particle trajectory modeling, ichthyoplankton and zooplankton ecology, estuarine physical oceanography, fisheries recruitment variability.
Cindy Palinkas
Associate Professor
Alternate - HPL
Continental-margin sedimentation; formation and preservation of sedimentary strata in the geological record; deposition and accumulation of fluvial sediment in the coastal ocean
Allen Place
Alternate - IMET
Elucidation of the molecular mechanisms that permit organisms to adapt to unique diets, environments, and interactions (symbiosis), molecular basis of sex determination.
Christopher Rowe
Associate Professor
Alternate - CBL
Ecotoxicology, Physiological ecology of animals, Ecology and physiology of the diamondback terrapin, Thermal physiology and ecology of ectotherms in a changing climate
David Secor
Senate Chair
Population ecology of fishes; analytical techniques for determining fish life histories and demographics; fisheries and aquaculture
Ernest Williams
Faculty Research Assistant
FRA Representative