Sustainability: Community | Growth | Wellness

Celebrating PTK Faculty 

Symposium Co-Chairs

Professional Track (PTK) and other non-tenure-track faculty members make significant contributions to the University of Maryland’s teaching, research, service, and land grant missions. The PTK Faculty, in collaboration with the Office of Faculty Affairs, will host the fifth annual PTK Symposium over two days to celebrate PTK faculty achievements and highlight opportunities. The Symposium will be held virtually over Zoom in multiple tracks on day one and in person on day two. The theme of the symposium is Sustainability with focus on Community, Growth, and Wellness.

This event is a place for faculty, staff, and administrators to gather and share knowledge, learn from experts, find support, recognize accomplishments, and connect with colleagues across the University. The Symposium committee invites all PTK faculty members, TTK faculty members, adjunct faculty members, administrators, and staff members to attend. It will include a diverse group of plenary speakers, engaging and informative workshops, and multiple networking opportunities. 

A group of PTK faculty, with support from the Office of Faculty Affairs, organizes this annual symposium to address topics of interest to the professional track faculty on campus.

2023 PTK Symposium Sponsors

Thanks to all our sponsors:

The Office of Faculty Affairs
A. James Clark School of Engineering
College of Arts and Humanities
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
School of Public Health
College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
College of Information Studies
Robert H. Smith School of Business
College of Education
College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences
Philip Merrill College of Journalism
School of Public Policy
School of Architectural Planning and Preservation

Organizing Committee

  • Hossein Abbasi (BSOS)
  • Gosia Basit (BGMT)
  • Alexandra Calloway (EDUC)*†
  • Corinne Carter (CMNS)
  • Danielle Catona (SPHL)
  • Diganta Das (ENGR)*
  • Protiti Dastidar (BGMT)*
  • Michael Drerup (ENGR)
  • Mohammad Fazelpour (ENGR)
  • Cortney Fisher (BSOS)*
  • Michele Frazier (OFA)
  • Paul Goeringer (AGNR)*†
  • Andrea Goltz (OFA)
  • Benjamin Huffman (FIRE)
  • Shannon Kane (EDUC)
  • Zeinab Karake (BGMT)
  • Michael Kio (ENGR)
  • Joanne Klossner (SPHL)
  • Elizabeth Lathrop (ENGR)†
  • Shevaun Lewis (ARHU)
  • Yimin Mao (ENGR)
  • Sarah Moore (EDUC)
  • Rianna Murray (SPHL)
  • Ashley Newby (BSOS)
  • Bidemi Oladiran (AGNR)
  • Darren Pierre (ENGR)
  • Virginia Rosenkranz (AGNR)
  • Brit Saksvig (SPHL), Co-Chair
  • Daniel Serrano (CMNS)
  • Chitra Sharma (SPHL)
  • Christina Shields (BSOS)
  • Wendy Stickle (BSOS)*
  • Shaunda Vasudev (LIB)
  • Jo Zimmerman (SPHL), Co-Chair
  • *Sub-Committee Chair
  • †Involved in PTK Symposium 4-5 years

For more information, contact ptk-symposium-query@umd.edu.

2023 Annual PTK Sympoisum