Kerri Poppler James

Kerri Poppler James, Past – Chair (2024–2026)

Director, Academic and Student Affairs, Mechanical Engineering
A. James Clark School of Engineering

Kerri Poppler James has been working with engineering graduate students for over a decade in the A. James Clark School at the University of Maryland. In her various roles within the College she has worked on everything from payroll and budgeting to student services and faculty affairs. She currently serves as the Associate Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, working with over 300 M.S. and Ph.D. students, and approximately 50 faculty members. She also serves as one of the advisors for the Master of Engineering programs in Mechanical Engineering and Sustainable Energy Engineering.  Kerri received her M.A. degree in Public Administration from Hamline University in 2005.