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Dr. Michael Nichols new Director, Ofc of Sponsored Programs

November 28, 2014 

To:The UMBC Community
From:Karl Steiner. Vice President, Office of the Vice President for Research
Dean Drake, Associate VP, Office of the Vice President for Research
Reference:Dr. Michael Nichols new Director, Office of Sponsored Programs

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Michael Nichols has been hired as the new Director of the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP), effective November 10, 2014.  This is actually a welcome home for Michael, who has desired to return to UMBC after his departure in 2008.    

Michael has a Juris Doctor, a Masters in Public Administration, and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Higher Education Management at the University of Pennsylvania.  Michael is also a Certified Research Administrator (CRA) with over twelve years of significant pre-award and select post-award research administration experience; including ten years of Sponsored Programs Office management and supervisory experience.  In addition to UMBC, Michael has worked at California State, Emory and American Universities.  He has several years of experience in teaching, mentoring and training in the areas of research administration.  

We are delighted that Michael is joining our team and leading such a critical office.  Michael’s skills and experience will enable UMBC to continue its growing national research reputation, and to further expand our positive relationships internally with our faculty and externally with government, industry and other sponsoring organizations.

Please join us in welcoming Michael back to the UMBC Community. 

Posted: November 28, 2014, 7:25 PM