Director of Operations
||Ms. Debbie Grover is director of operations at the National Foreign Language Center (NFLC) at the University of Maryland. As director, she oversees all of the NFLC’s financial and administrative matters, including personnel, facilities, budgets, and contracts administration.
She joined the NFLC in September 2007 as a member of the executive team after serving 17 years as a department administrator at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. While there, she directed the administration of academic, financial and human resource programs within the Departments of Mathematics, Cognitive Science, and Psychological and Brain Sciences, respectively. During that time, she administered numerous grants from several agencies, including NIH, NSF, FAA, and DoD.
Ms. Grover is an active member of the Society for Research Administrators (SRA) and the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA). She holds a bachelor's degree in Psychology, and a master's degree in Developmental Psychology, and a post-graduate certificate in Adult Learning. She possesses several certificates in the areas of management and leadership, department administration, and federal contracting. She is also a member of the University of Maryland Senate committee for staff affairs.