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IES Staff Contact Information

David Di Maria, Ed. D., Associate Vice Provost for International Education

Dr. Di Maria assumed the newly created role of Associate Vice Provost for International Education in 2017. In this capacity, he promotes and advances the international dimensions of teaching, research and service by working collaboratively with administrators, faculty, staff, students and community leaders to create global engagement opportunities that align with UMBC’s mission, vision and strategic goals. You can reach Dr. Di Maria at +1-410-455-4798 or dimaria@umbc.edu

Michelle Massey, Associate Director

Michelle oversees immigration services to F-1 students, J-1 Scholars, and H-1b and Permanent Resident Faculty and Staff at UMBC.  She is responsible for assisting UMBC’s F-1 student population with all aspects of managing their immigration status in the US. Michelle also leads efforts in regards to ensuring UMBC’s compliance with Department of Homeland Security reporting requirements. Michelle is the primary contact in IES for UMBC faculty and staff applying for H-1b or Permanent Resident status as well.  You can reach Michelle at 410-455-2469 or massey@umbc.edu.

Dave Anguish, International Student & Scholar Adviser

Dave is the Responsible Officer (RO) for UMBC’s J-1 program, and also advises F-1 students regarding rules and regulations, Curricular Practical Training (CPT), Optional Practical Training (OPT), Change of Status, and Reinstatement.  He has both undergraduate and graduate degrees from UMBC, and has worked in international student affairs since 2013. You can reach Dave by phone at +1-410-455-2841, or by email.

Adwoa Hanson-Hall, International Student Adviser

Adwoa assists F-1 students with all kinds of immigration needs, from admitted students to graduates on OPT and the STEM OPT Extension.  She also manages the IES Office’s communications to international students.  Her name is pronounced “Ah-Jo-Wah.”  You can reach Adwoa at 410-455-8908 or adwoahh@umbc.edu.

Kris’Tina Ackerman, Graduate Assistant for International Student Programming

Kris’Tina is IES’s inaugural Graduate Assistant for International Student Programming.  she is tasked with designing, implementing and evaluating programs for international students.  She is a PhD student in the Language, Literacy and Culture program at UMBC.  She can be reached at kristi5@umbc.edu.

Arthur Brown, Program Management Specialist

Arthur has been with UMBC since 1998, he started his career as an administrative assistant for the Undergraduate Admissions office.  He transferred to the International Services Office in 2005.  As a Program Management Specialist, his duties include being the initial contact for international students and international faculty members.  He also serves as an ARO and DSO for the campus.  Arthur enjoys interacting with the international population on campus.  He got his first taste of travelling abroad in the United States Navy.  In his spare time Arthur loves taking road trips throughout the country and trips abroad.   In the office he loves joking with the students and helping them with their needs.   All feel free to contact him at 410-455-1770 or abrown@umbc.edu.

Caylie Middleton, Associate Director

Caylie is responsible for overseeing Education Abroad at UMBC. You can reach Caylie at cmiddleton@umbc.edu.

Rachel McCloud, Adviser

Rachel advises students regarding outbound study abroad experiences. She assists with the day-to-day management of the study abroad office including application processing and study abroad presentations. You can reach Rachel at mccloud1@umbc.edu.

Rose Malone, Adviser

Rose advises students regarding outbound study abroad experiences. She assists with the day-to-day management of the study abroad office including application processing and study abroad presentations. You can reach Rose at rmalone3@umbc.edu.

Brian Souders, Ph.D, Fulbright Program Adviser

Brian is UMBC’s Fulbright scholarship adviser. You can reach Brian at souders@umbc.edu.

Adam Holden, General Associate for Internationalization and Graduate Assistant for International Partnerships

Adam assists in coordinating Internationalization initiatives include the ACE Internationalization Laboratory. He is also the inaugural Graduate Assistant for International Partnerships. He can be reached at aholden1@umbc.edu.