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    Message to Prospective Students

    Dear Student:

    Thank you for your interest in the Department of Natural Sciences at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES). Our department strives to provide students with specialized education and training in the areas of Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Environmental Science and Physics. We provide unique learning opportunities from fundamental principles through the development of scientific knowledge through original research. We are dedicated to the institutional core values of UMES and the missions of our Department, the School of Agricultural and Natural Sciences and the University. Our website contains information about our Bachelor's (4 year) programs, as well as our Master's (M.S.) and Doctoral (Ph.D.) programs in Chemistry (CHEM), Marine Estuarine and Environmental Science (MEES), and Toxicology (TOXI). Students seeking admission into a Natural Science Program should apply at

    Our school is located on the beautiful Eastern Shore of Maryland in the town of Princess Anne. Each year, UMES provides prospective students with an opportunity to view the campus and discover our unique offerings at our Open House. During this event you can find out more about our programs, meet our faculty and students, and tour our facilities. I believe that a visit to our campus and program will convince you that UMES should be your first choice in science and science education. 

    Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or need additional information. 

    Deborah G. Sauder, Ph.D. Chemistry
    Professor and Chair, Department of Natural Science 


    Faculty and Staff

    Bell, Tracy - Assistant Professor 
    Chen, Nianhong - Lecturer
    Chigbu, Paulinus - Professor
    Crawford, Maurice - Associate Professor
    Das, Kausiksankar - Assistant Professor-
    Dodoo, Joseph D. - Lecturer
    Elnabawi, Ahmed - Associate Professor
    Elnaiem, Dia-Eldin - Associate Professor 
    Hearne, Jennifer L. - Associate Professor
    Ishaque, Ali B. - Associate Professor 
    Johnson, Linda R. - Associate Professor
    Khatabi, Behnam - Assistant Professor-
    May, Eric B. - Associate Professor
    Mazzaccaro, Anthony P. - Lecturer
    Mitra, Madhumi - Professor 
    Nyame, Anthony K. - Professor
    Okulate, Mobolaji A. - Associate Professor
    Pitula, Joseph S. - Associate Professor
    Potter, Amelia G. - Lecturer 
    Sexton, Margaret - Assistant Professor 
    Stevens, Bradley G. - Professor 
    Taabodi, Maryam - Lecturer 
    Udeochu, Uche C. - Associate Professor 
    Volkis, Victoria - Associate Professor 
    Waguespack, Yan Y. - Professor
    Xia, Meng. - Associate Professor
    Zebelo, Simon - Assistant Professor-

    Ms. Gosoom P. Aighewi
    Laboratory Technician
    Carver Hall, Room 2115
    Phone: 410-651-6026

    Capt. Chris Daniels
    Fleet Captain
    Paul Sarbanes Laboratory
    Phone: 410-621-3095

    Ms. Andrea Johnson
    Administrative Assistant
    Carver Hall Room 1103
    Phone: 410-651-6013 

    Ms. Ida M. Tilghman
    Administrative Assistant
    NOAA Field Office, Room B
    Phone: 410-651-7870 

    Judy A. Rose, M.S.
    Program Coordinator, NOAA
    NOAA Field Office Room A
    Phone: 410-651-8695