Joann Boughman

Joann Boughman, PhDJoann Boughman, a geneticist with more than 30 years of teaching and administrative experience in higher education, was named the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Student Affairs at the University System of Maryland (USM) on June 13, 2012. Previously, she served as Executive Vice President of the American Society of Human Genetics and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. She is a Board certified medical geneticist, elected to the board of directors and then secretary and vice president of the American Board of Medical Genetics, and a Founding Fellow of the American College of Medical Genetics. She is the author of many publications, including 67 peer-reviewed journal articles, 15 book chapters, and more than 100 abstracts. Jo was a member of the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) for 10 years, serving as the Chair of the Education Policy Committee and as Vice-Chair of the Commission.

As the USM's Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs, Boughman is the senior staff person for academic and student life issues for the 12 institutions in the University System of Maryland, totaling 176,000 students and 16,000 faculty. She staffs the System's Board of Regents Committee on Education Policy and Student Life and chairs the system-wide Academic Affairs Advisory Council (USM’s provosts) and Vice Presidents for Student Affairs. Boughman is also the USM liaison on academic and student affairs issues at MHEC, the state's coordinating board for all segments of higher education. She works closely with the chancellor and the USM institutions in furthering system-wide goals, including, but not limited to, articulation and transfer; academic innovation and transformation; research collaboration; student access, affordability, and success; and P-20 initiatives.

Boughman has a Ph.D. in medical genetics and a bachelor's degree in medical technology, both from Indiana University.