Joyce T. Shirazi, DSc

Joyce T. ShiraziJoyce T. Shirazi, senior vice president and chief of staff in the Office of the President, has a long and distinguished career at UMUC. She joined UMUC in 1996 and has served as chair of the Information and Technology Systems Department, and as program director and collegiate professor for the Engineering Management, MBA, Management of Information Systems, and Technology Management programs in The Graduate School.  

Dr. Shirazi served as the chair of the Council of University System Faculty (CUSF) for the University System of Maryland (USM) and as the chief liaison between the chancellor, the council and the Board of Regents. She advised the USM chancellor and UMUC presidents and provosts on matters of system-wide professional and educational concern to the faculty and matters to which faculty bring special expertise. In addition, Dr. Shirazi served on the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) Faculty Advisory Council.  

Dr. Shirazi has more than 18 years of experience in multinational corporations, which includes project management and design of engineering systems such as offshore oil platform structures, wide-body jet airplanes and hazardous waste and air quality environmental systems around the world. In addition, she is a licensed professional engineer and has academic credentials that include a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Howard University, Master of Science in Environmental Engineering from the University of Tennessee, and Doctorate of Science in Environmental and Engineering Management from The George Washington University.