I am pleased to announce that in recognition of her superb record of teaching, curricular innovation, research, service and scholarship, Prof. Galina Madjaroff has been promoted to Clinical Associate Professor at the Erickson School, UMBC effective July 1, 2018.
In addition, Prof. Madjaroff will assume the title of Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the Erickson School on July 1, 2018. Her duties will include administrative and leadership responsibility for the undergraduate and graduate degree granting programs, supervision of teaching assistants, coordination with all full and part time faculty, course scheduling, scholarship programs and serving on the key committees at the University that help the Erickson School fulfill our role as a member of the academic and service community at UMBC. This new position will serve a vitally important role at this point in our history so as to provide continuity, optimal connectivity between the undergraduate and graduate programs, and will support the transition as we welcome Dr. Dana Bradley as the new Dean.
When Galina Madjaroff was pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Biology and Creative Writing at UMBC, the Erickson School was just an idea taking shape. Upon completing her Masters degree in Management of Aging Services she pursued a Doctorate in the Information Systems department with a concentration in Human Centered Computing. Galina’s research interests lie in improving the lives of older adults through the use of ubiquitous computing and improving privacy and security online for older adults.
She has presented her research at venues around the country and internationally as well as consulted technology companies in the design of new devices for seniors. Galina has several publications including a paper on the Differences in Perceived Impact of Person-Centered Technology on Older Adults’ Quality of Life as well as co-writing a white paper on The Power of Language to Create Culture. Galina is passionate about undergraduate student development and is continuously mentoring students through her work with the McNair Scholars program, Freshman seminars and Introduction to Honors University. Galina is originally from Sofia, Bulgaria and resides in Ellicott City with her husband Frederick and daughter Amelia.
Please join me in congratulating Galina!
Dr. Judah Ronch