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UMUC IT and Computer Science Faculty

Learn from highly successful and experienced scholar-practitioners.

UMUC's faculty is uniquely positioned to teach both the academic and practical sides of IT and computer science. 

Information technology and computer science professors continuously monitor job trends in IT and computer science and track workforce needs to ensure that UMUC's IT and computer science curriculum remains on the cutting edge.

Faculty with Real-World Connections

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

View a list of where UMUC faculty work

  • Advanced Mobility Academic Research Center
  • Army Cyber Command
  • Army Research Laboratory
  • Boeing
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Catapult Technology Ltd.
  • Census Bureau
  • Ciena
  • Cybersecurity Research and Solutions Corporation
  • Department of Defense
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Department of the Navy
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • ICF International
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • Lockheed Martin
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Security Agency
  • Noblis
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Office of Personnel Management
  • Oracle
  • Pepco Holdings Inc.
  • Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board
  • Social Security Administration
  • Software Engineering Institute
  • The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
  • U.S. Postal Service

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 and breadth of knowledge that helps them align UMUC's IT and computer science programs with the job market.

View titles held by UMUC faculty

  • Application Development Manager
  • Automation Software Test Engineer
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Database Administrator
  • Director of Information Systems
  • Director of Infrastructure Planning, Security, and Compliance
  • Enterprise Architect
  • Graphic Designer
  • Health Statistician
  • Information Assurance Analyst
  • Information Systems Security Engineer
  • President and Chief Executive Officer
  • Project Manager
  • Senior Engineer
  • Senior Health Research Informaticist
  • Senior Oracle Database Administrator
  • Senior Principal Engineer
  • Senior Software Architect
  • Senior Technical Analyst
  • Software Developer
  • Software Engineering Manager
  • Software Testing Technical Lead
  • Systems Engineer
  • Technical Manager
  • Technology and Project Management Analyst
  • Telecommunications Systems Engineer
  • Web Designer
  • Web Developer

Meet IT Faculty

Meet featured faculty from undergraduate IT and computer science programs at UMUC.

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S.K. Bhaskar, PhDS. K. Bhaskar, PhD
Assistant Dean
Computer Information Systems and Technology

David JohnsonDavid Johnson, PhD
Program Director
Digital Media and Web Technology

Donna McKalipDonna McKalip, DM
Program Director
Information Systems Management

James RobinsonJames Robertson, EdD
Program Director
Computer and Information Science and Computer Science

Jeff TjiputraJeff Tjiputra, DSc
Academic Director
Computer Networks and Cybersecurity and Cybersecurity Management and Policy

S.K. BhaskarS.K. Bhashar, Phd

Assistant Dean, Computer Information Systems and Technology

S. K. Bhaskar joined UMUC in 1998 after serving as senior programmer and analyst at SRA Technologies Inc. He holds an MS from the School of Automation, Indian Institute of Science, in Bangalore, India, and earned his PhD in computer science from the University of Maryland, College Park.

David JohnsonDavid Robinson, Phd

Program Director, Digital Media and Web Technology

David Johnson received his MS in computer systems management from UMUC and earned a PhD in occupational studies from the University of Georgia. Johnson teaches courses in the areas of web design, electronic publishing, digital media, and computer applications and serves on the advisory board of the Maryland Distance Learning Association.

Donna McKalipDonna McKalip, DM

Program Director, Information Systems Management

Donna McKalip received an MA from Central Michigan University, an MS from UMUC, and a DM from UMUC. McKalip brings several years of management experience in acquisitions projects and IT systems to UMUC. She teaches project management and courses that relate information technology solutions to business and organizational strategic goals. She is also a member of the Project Management Institute.

James RobinsonJames Robertson, EdD

Program Director, Computer and Information Science and Computer Science

James Robertson joined UMUC in 2001 after serving as a principal consultant at Oracle. He earned his MS in electro-optical engineering from the University of Dayton and his EdD in instructional technology from Towson University. He teaches programming, database, computer graphics, and image and signal processing courses at UMUC. He also presents papers and participates in technical discussions at conferences across the United States.

Jeff TjiputraJeff Tjiputra, DSc

Academic Director, Cybersecurity and Computer Networks and Cybersecuri

Jeff Tjiputra earned his MLS in internetworking management from Fort Hays State University and his DSc in systems engineering from the George Washington University. He serves on the advisory board for the GovSec Conference in Washington, D.C.

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Jude O'Sullivan"What I really appreciate about the professors I have had the privilege of studying under at UMUC is the breadth and depth of their knowledge as it relates to real life experience."

Jude O'Sullivan

MS in Information Technology student
Vice President of Operations, Carolina West Wireless

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