**from Dean William R. LaCourse**
Dear Members of the UMBC Community,
I am delighted to announce the appointment of alumna Dr. Annica Wayman as Associate Dean for Shady Grove Affairs in CNMS, effective immediately.
As Associate Dean for Shady Grove Affairs, Dr. Wayman is responsible for administering and directing the undergraduate Translational Life Sciences Technology (TLST) program and Master of Professional Studies in Biotechnology at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG). She will oversee curricula and instruction; recruit and supervise qualified part-time faculty; collaborate with the Division of Professional Studies (UMBC-Shady Grove’s administrative division) on program marketing, student recruitment and retention activities; advise students; pursue business development opportunities with industry; manage UMBC's TLST/Biotechnology Advisory Board; and carry out the necessary administrative duties associated with academic program oversight. Dr. Wayman will also strengthen the relationships with our community college partners, while building UMBC’s presence and portfolio at USG.
Dr. Wayman brings to her new role extensive experience in leadership, administration, and education. For the past eight years, she worked at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), starting as an AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow in the Office of Science and Technology and becoming a Division Chief in the Global Development Lab. At USAID, she led her team in managing scientific research policies and programs for the agency and its more than 90 field offices worldwide while also strengthening partnerships with higher education institutions, federal science agencies, global development institutions, and across the industry. Prior to USAID, Annica worked at Becton, Dickinson & Co. (BD) where she served in various R&D engineering roles ranging from advanced technology development to new product development for the anesthesia platform. Dr. Wayman received her Ph.D. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Her thesis research focused on understanding the mechanokinetics of selectin-mediated adhesion of leukocytes on vascular surfaces. She received her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from UMBC.
UMBC is very fortunate to have someone of Dr. Annica Wayman’s impressive experience and talent to serve as Associate Dean for Shady Grove Affairs in CNMS. Please join me in congratulating Dr. Wayman on her new appointment and supporting her in this important endeavor.
Dean William R. LaCourse