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Contact Us

Because of the COVID-19 physical campus closure, Department of Biological Sciences faculty and staff will be working remotely. Please see below for contact information. At this time, email is the preferred method of contact. Office phone accessibility is limited.

To contact an instructor, the faculty directory can be found here:

To contact a course teaching assistant (TA), the graduate student directory can be found here:


General department/administrative inquiries may be directed to:

Sandy Johnson (general office assistance, reimbursements, domestic travel)
410-455-2261 (phone)
410-455-3875 (fax)

Melody Wright (faculty affairs, course scheduling, contracts)

Sam Williams (building manager)

Sarah Jackson (finance, grants, international travel)

Thomas Frechette (finance, grants)


Undergraduate students with questions are invited to contact:

Nichole Zang Do

To find out your assigned academic advisor, please visit

Some questions may be answered on our Frequently Asked Questions page.


Prospective graduate students are invited to contact:

Brandy Darcey, Graduate Program Coordinator

Dr. Michelle Starz-Gaiano, Graduate Program Director


Prospective undergraduate students are invited to contact:

UMBC Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Orientation
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250
Phone: 410-455-2292
Fax: 410-455-1094


Our mailing address is:

UMBC Department of Biological Sciences
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, Maryland 21250