Scott E. Casper
Scott Casper joined the UMBC community and the Dean’s Office in July 2013. A historian of the nineteenth-century United States, he is the author of Sarah Johnson’s Mount Vernon: The Forgotten History of an American Shrine (Hill & Wang, 2008) and Constructing American Lives: Biography and Culture in Nineteenth-Century America (University of North Carolina Press, 1999), and the co-author, editor, or co-editor of seven other books, most recently The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History (Oxford University Press, 2013). He has held research fellowships at the National Humanities Center and the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, among other institutions. At the University of Nevada, Reno, his home from 1992 to 2013, Dr. Casper chaired the faculty senate and the history department and served as interim dean of the College of Liberal Arts. He edits the annual “Textbooks and Teaching” section of the Journal of American History, and was acting editor of The William and Mary Quarterly in 2008-09. He has worked extensively with K-12 history and social studies educators through the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association, the Center for Civic Education, and the Northern Nevada Teaching American History Project. Dr. Casper earned his A.B. from Princeton University and his M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. in American Studies from Yale University.
Professor, Political Science
Dr. Tyson King-Meadows joined the Department of Political Science in 2003 and the Dean’s Office in 2016. His teaching and research interests include racial identity politics and electoral behavior in America. His book When the Letter Betrays the Spirit Voting Rights Enforcement and African American Participation from Lyndon Johnson to Barack Obama chronicles how intergovernmental conflict over the Voting Rights Act emboldened the executive and judicial branches to exercise discretion when addressing election-related racial discrimination. The book illustrates how Congress’ acquiescence to executive and judicial discretion strengthened public attachment to a presidency-centered model of American governance and weakened Congress’ power to protect black voters. Dr. King-Meadows’ current book project examines the role of racialized thinking in shaping perceptions of election law and in shaping the coalitions supporting black senatorial and gubernatorial candidates. Before joining the Dean’s Office, Dr. King-Meadows served as co-chair of the Provost’s Executive Committee for the Recruitment, Retention and Advancement of Underrepresented Minority and served as Chair of the Department of Africana Studies. He is also an affiliate faculty member of the School of Public Policy, the Maryland Institute for Policy Analysis and Research, and the Department of Africana Studies. Dr. King-Meadows earned his BA from North Carolina Central University and his MA and PhD in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Associate Professor, Economics
Dr. Kathleen Carroll joined the Department of Economics in 1987 and the Dean’s Office in 2014. Her areas of teaching and research focus on the effects of institutional arrangements on decision processes and the way that multiple decision makers affect decision outcomes. She also examines the impact of these conditions on predicted responses to public policies and regulations. Dr. Carroll has published numerous articles, an invited book chapter and a book, Property Rights and Managerial Decisions in For-profit, Nonprofit, and Public Organizations: Comparative Theory and Policy (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004). She has worked with government agencies, nonprofit organizations and private industry on decision strategies and policy analysis, and has served as Vice-President and President of the UMBC Faculty Senate. Dr. Carroll earned her B.A. degree from Cleveland State University and her Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University.
Associate Professor, Modern Languages, Linguistics and Intercultural Communication
John Stolle-McAllister joined the Department of Modern Languages, Linguistics and Intercultural Communication in 2000 and the Dean’s Office in 2014. His research and teaching interests include cultural change and social movements in Latin America. He authored Mexican Social Movements and the Transition to Democracy, which analyzes two towns’ resistance to development projects that threatened their livelihoods and their sense of community. His current book project examines the development of intercultural political, community and environmental relationships in Kichwa communities in northern Ecuador in the wake of that country’s Indigenous rights movement. He earned his BA from Bates College, and his MA in Hispanic Literatures and PhD in the Comparative Studies of Discourse and Society from the University of Minnesota.
Eva Dominguez, the Assistant Dean of Finance, joined the Dean’s Office in 1999. She brings extensive administrative experience in college administration, as well as a diverse background in both private and public sectors. She received her first degree in archeology and classics, but now spends her time as a CPA.
Executive Administrative Assistant
Tamara Brown has been in the University of Maryland System since 1984. She joined UMBC in 1999 as the Administrative Assistant for the Department of Public Policy. In 2007, she joined the College of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences. She currently assists the Dean and Associate Deans with recruitment and promotion and tenure.
Executive Administrative Assistant
Lisa Harris started working at UMBC in 2012 when she joined the Education Department as an Administrative Assistant. She joined the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences in 2017 as an Executive Administrative Assistant. She is responsible for faculty recruitment, faculty searches, CAHSS Controlled Spaces Coordinator and the Event Coordinator.
James Hamilton started at UMBC in 2017. He is a Washington, D.C. native and has served in the field of higher education for over seven years. James worked as a Senior Research Assistant in the Office of the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs at Coppin State University for three years. After leaving Academic Affairs, he transitioned into the College of Business and worked as an Academic Advisor before being promoted to Transfer Coordinator. He brings knowledge in the areas of academic advisement, recruitment, and other key student support services. James received his B.S. in Sport Management from Coppin State University and earned his M.S. in Management from UMUC.
Jesse Mashbaum came to UMBC in 2001 and served as Business Services Manager of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics for seven years. In 2009, he joined the Dean’s Office as Business Manager. Earlier in his career, after graduating from Johns Hopkins University with a B.A., Jesse earned a Ph.D. in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies from Brandeis University and taught college and adult students for nine years. He was later a vice-president in a small private company that published educational software. Jesse was named UMBC Exempt Employee of the Quarter in 2007.
Donna Hart started at UMBC in 2008 as an Administrative Assistant with the UMBC Police Department. She was later promoted within that department as the Executive Administrative Assistant for the Chief of Police. She joined the Dean’s Office at the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences in 2014 as a Business Services Specialist where she works closely with the Assistant Dean.
Special Assistant to the Dean for Education and Arts Partnerships
Associate Professor, Visual Arts
Dr. Kathy O’Dell joined the Department of Visual Arts in 1992 and the Dean’s Office in 2001. An art historian and critic of modern and contemporary art, she is the author of Contract with the Skin: Masochism, Performance Art, and the 1970s (University of Minnesota Press, 1998) and co-author with Kristine Stiles of the forthcoming World Art Since 1945. Dr. O’Dell co-chaired UMBC’s Middle States Periodic Review Committee in 1999-2001 and the Task Force on the Arts in 2001-2003, and she participates in numerous statewide education and arts education initiatives. She currently chairs the Higher Education in the Arts Task Force (HEAT Force) of the Arts Education in Maryland Schools (AEMS) Alliance and serves on the Maryland State Arts Council. Dr. O’Dell earned her B.A. in Art and French from Colby College, M.A. in Art History from the University of California, Berkeley, and Ph.D. in Art History from the City University of New York Graduate Center.
Manager, Performing Arts and Humanities Building
Caroline Mulcahy joined the CAHSS Dean’s Office in 2012 to coordinate the opening and operation of UMBC’s new Performing Arts and Humanities Building. Previously she worked in venue planning and management at Emerson College and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. She has been working to facilitate the professional and student uses of performance and educational spaces since she began working in academia in 2004.
Last updated January 11, 2017.