At University of Maryland Global Campus, our faculty are uniquely positioned to teach both the academic and practical sides of IT and computer science.

Featured IT Faculty

Meet featured faculty from UMGC's programs in IT and computer science.

Michael Brown Faculty IT Computer Science

Michael S. Brown

Program Chair of Software Engineering

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Elena Gortcheva faculty it computer science

Elena Gortcheva

Program Chair and Professor of Data Analytics

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Les Pang, Graduate Informatics and Information Systems Services Programs

Les Pang

Associate Vice Dean of Information and Technology Systems
Program Chair of Informatics and Information Systems and Services

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James Robertson, Faculty Computer Science

James Robertson

Program Chair, Computer Science and Software Development and Security
Collegiate Professor

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Faculty with Connections

Many of our IT and computer science faculty are well-connected leaders in the field. They work or have worked in the public and private sector at a wide range of organizations, including:

  • Army Cyber Command
  • Boeing
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Census Bureau
  • ICF International
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Oracle
  • U.S. Department of Defense
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Faculty with Real-World Experience

Our IT and computer science professors also hold a wide range of leadership positions that give them diverse insights into the industry and a depth of knowledge that helps them align UMGC's IT and computer science programs with the job market. Titles held by our faculty include:

  • Application development manager
  • Automation software test engineer
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Director of information systems
  • Director of infrastructure planning, security, and compliance
  • Enterprise architect
  • Senior Oracle database administrator
  • Software engineering manager
  • Technology and project management analyst
  • Web developer