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: 301-405-7719
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: 301-405-7719
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.

Lindsey Johnson
Coordinator
Office: 4306 Van Munching Hall
Phone: 301-405-8654
Fax: 301-405-7719
Email: ljohnson@rhsmith.umd.edu

Lindsey is the first point of contact for the Decision, Operations & Information Technologies (DO&IT) department. She coordinates the day-to-day administrative activities of DO&IT as directed by the Department Chair. Lindsey also reports directly to the Department Chair and serves as the administrative lead to the other professors (on the west corridor – i.e. Rms. 4301-4328) in the department. Moreover, Lindsey acts as intermediary for the Department Chair, interacting with officials, staff at all levels, and the public; she provides information requiring comprehensive knowledge of institution policies, procedures, and special issues. Additionally, Lindsey coordinates/manages DO&IT events, such as the DO&IT Seminar Series (i.e. weekly departmental seminars), the DO&IT Open House, Operations Management & Business Analytics (OMBA) Career Night, and TechFest, to name a few. Further, Lindsey manages DO&IT’s financial operations. As well, Lindsey monitors and manages content and design on the departmental website using Drupal. 

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

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