2021-2022 Presidential Distinguished Professional Staff

Damian Doyle ’99, M.S. ’16, Associate Vice President, Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions, Division of Information Technology

Damian Doyle joined the Division of Information Technology (DoIT) as an undergraduate student worker and accepted a full-time position soon after graduating from UMBC in 1999. Doyle represents what UMBC wants its graduates to gain from a liberal arts education. He is highly technical, a critical thinker, and has strong emotional intelligence. His passion for technology and his dedication to UMBC are evident in his work and his myriad contributions to our community. In addition, Doyle has become a leader in the national higher education IT community, gaining the respect of colleagues from across the county.

Doyle has worked in positions of increasing responsibility in DoIT for more than two decades and has been Associate Vice President, Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions, since 2020. Throughout his career, he has made a special effort to mentor and teach student workers, helping them apply what they learn in the classroom to real-world technology problems. Doyle has been a member of the Center for Women in Information Technology (CWIT) advisory board since 2015, and initiated a new internship program for CWIT students to help them gain experience in their chosen fields.

In addition, Doyle has made significant technical contributions to UMBC and to the higher education IT community. He has been a co-principal investigator for two National Science Foundation-funded studies and has supported grant proposals for other departments, gaining the respect of researchers across campus. He regularly collaborates with colleagues in the national higher education IT community and has presented at numerous conferences. The higher education IT organization EDUCAUSE recognized his contributions in 2018 with the Rising Star Award, which is given to young leaders making a difference at their institution and in the profession. Doyle serves as co-chair of the EDUCAUSE Cloud Constituents community group.

Doyle has served the UMBC community in a variety of roles, including two terms as president of the Professional Staff Senate, as well as Chair and Vice Chair of the University Steering Committee. In these shared governance leadership roles, Doyle worked across UMBC’s senates to reach consensus, helping the University respond to a variety of complex issues that were affecting our community.  He also serves on the UMBC Alumni Association Board.

Doyle earned a B.S. in computer science and an M.S. in information systems from UMBC.