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UMBC Presidential Faculty & Staff Awards

Each year, the UMBC community honors and celebrates the accomplishments of our outstanding faculty and staff at the Presidential Faculty & Staff Awards. This year we honored the following members of the campus community, each selected by a committee of peers.

2021 Virtual PFSA Event

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2021 Presidential Faculty & Staff Awards


Kathryn McKinley, Professor, English
2021-2024 Presidential Teaching Professor

Erle C. Ellis, Professor, Geography and Environmental Systems
2021-2024 Presidential Research Professor

Damian Doyle ’99, M.S. ’16, Associate Vice President, Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions, Division of Information Technology
2021-2022 Presidential Distinguished Professional Staff

Terisa M. White, Executive Administrative Assistant, Office of Academic and Pre-Professional Advising and the Registrar’s Office
2021-2022 Presidential Distinguished Non-Exempt Staff

University System of Maryland Board of Regents’ Faculty Award


Laura Hussey, Associate Professor, Political Science; and Director, Sondheim Public Affairs Scholars Program
2021 Excellence in Mentoring

2020-2021 Jakubik Family Endowment Staff Award


Romy Hübler ’09, M.A. ’11, Ph.D. ’15, Assistant Director, Center for Democracy and Civic Life

2020-2021 Karen L. Wensch Endowment Award for Outstanding Non-Exempt Staff


Kathy Chetelat, Interlibrary Loan Supervisor, Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery

2020-2021 UMBC Research Faculty Excellence Award


Rubén Delgado, Assistant Research Professor, Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology