Department Information

Contact Information

Hank Lucas
Professor of Information Systems & Department Chair
Office: 4341 Van Munching Hall
Phone: 301-405-0100 
Email: hlucas@rhsmith.umd.edu

Yi Xu
Associate Professor of Operations Management & Associate Department Chair
Office: 4317 Van Munching Hall
Phone: 301-405-9676
Email: yxu@rhsmith.umd.edu

Faye Baker
Program Manager
Office: 4340 VAn Munching Hall
Phone: 301-405-2206
Fax: 301-405-8655
Email: fbaker@rhsmith.umd.edu

Faye is the program manager for CHIDS (80%) where she ensures a smooth work flow by providing administrative and operational support for short and long-term programs, projects, and events. She also oversees the center’s social media accounts, printed communication materials and tracks budget.  Faye also serves as coordinator (20%) for a subset of faculty in the coordination of the department’s administrative operations and provides support to the department chair.

Janet Cavanagh
Coordinator
Office: 4363 Van Munching Hall
Phone: 301-405-4380
Fax: 301-405-8655
Email: jcavanagh@rhsmith.umd.edu

Janet is a Coordinator and works primarily for Hank Lucas and Bruce Golden (75%). Duties include proofreading and editing, research, and arranging catering for events etc. She provides administrative support for the Faculty Search Committee, Blended and Online Learning Advisory Council, iTBT Fellows, Networks Journal, and classes taught by Hank and Bruce. Janet provides design and layout for power point presentations, brochures, books, flyers, and photography for departmental events. She also supports faculty in the east wing of DOIT (25%) as needed.

Tony Zhang
Departmental Technology Coordinator 
Room: 4358 
Phone: 301-405-1890 
Email: tonyzhang@rhsmith.umd.edu

Tony serves as a technical resource for faculty, staff and students. participates in various faculty research related projects, computing requirements, develops short- and long-term plans to meet these needs, and assists with departmental computing initiatives as appropriate. also support for classroom teaching and lab session instruction on courses which focus on programming languages, servers and databases. As the SmithIT liaison for his department, he will work closely with the Office of Smith IT in communicating short and long-term needs about pending school-wide technology initiatives and in sharing this information with the Department of Decisions, Operation and Information Technologies.

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