2022 – 2023 Marilyn E. Demorest Award for Faculty Advancement

Suzanne Braunschweig, Principal Lecturer, Geography and Environmental Systems, Interdisciplinary Science Program

Suzanne Braunschweig’s colleagues describe her as thoughtful, approachable, and patient. Her work is defined by a commitment to be consistently available to students and other faculty as a resource who helps them navigate—and ultimately succeed at—UMBC. Braunschweig challenges her colleagues and herself to develop more stimulating and hands-on projects and activities. She actively collaborates with the Faculty Development Center, facilitating faculty learning communities. Braunschweig is a co-primary investigator on a Hrabowski Innovation Fund award to help students become more self-regulated and self-directed learners. She earned her B.S. in biology from Towson State University and her Ph.D. in biology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Braunschweig is also a sign language interpreter.