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The OACS Organization

The Office of Academic Computing Services (OACS) provides the computing, networking, and information technology needs of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSOS) at the University of Maryland. OACS maintains approximately 2,500 user workstations in several campus buildings, and operates 100 Workstations across 5 Open Workstation Labs in LeFrak Hall.

Dan Navarro brings over 16 years of diverse IT experience to the OACS operation. Prior to joining OACS in June 2006, Dan was Director of Technical Solutions at USAC. Other past positions include Senior Product Manager at Thomson Financial and Director of Operations at SmartRevenue. He is a 1992 University of Maryland BSOS graduate, and holds a M.Sc. from the London School of Economics as well as a degree in Information Systems from UMUC.

Dan Navarro

Marie Gates manages web and applications programming projects within OACS. She graduated from the University of Maryland with a B.S. in Computer Science and has held various roles in OACS, some of which have included training, documentation, programming, and management. As Project Manager, she brings over twenty years of experience in applications development and management.

Marie Gates-Liden

Bernie Khoury graduated from the University of Maryland in 1993 with a double degree in Physics and Astronomy. Bernie has 15+ years network engineering experience, with an emphasis in IT security and network architecture. He returned to his alma mater, joining OACS in 2006 while transitioning from Holy Cross Hospital where he managed the Network Engineering department for 8 years.

Bernie Khoury

Asdie Kasnadi is OACS' System Administrator. He has worked for BSOS for over 10 years in various IT roles, such as application developer, web programmer, and database analyst. Asdie graduated from Institut Teknologi Bandung with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Asdie Kasnadi

Michael Pie Michael Piť has been a member of the OACS team since 2001 in a variety of roles including lab assistance, helpdesk technician, and classroom support assistance. Currently, he manages user support services including the OACS Helpdesk and network account provisioning. He also works on many large scale projects including the recently completed GroupWise email migration to Microsoft Exchange and the deployment of the Microsoft Active Directory network.

Michael Pie

Amanda Pickles joined OACS as an hourly student in January 2006 and became a fulltime member of staff in November 2007. Her responsibilities include maintaining the front office, distributing and verifying payroll, distributing software, and assisting customers.

Amanda Pickles

Dmitri Luzin has been working at the Office of Academic Computing Services since 2003. His responsibilities include network oversight, infrastructure deployment, specialized user support, and network equipment maintenance.  

Dmitri Luzin

Christopher Villas started on the OACS team in 2011. Prior to joining the UMD community, he gained experience in both the public and private sector as senior technician and later technical writer and hardware evaluator. As part of the OACS staff, he manages the Classroom Support operation servicing all technology classrooms in BSOS' buildings; the OACS Computer Labs software, staff, and infrastructure located in Lefrak Hall; and provides some advanced support for users.

Chris Villas

Philip Wildemann is one of OACS's Senior Help Desk Technicians.

Phil Wildemann

Andrew Gruenberger joined OACS in the summer of 2013. He has worked in a variety of IT roles for over 5 years, including helpdesk support and quality assurance. Andrew graduated from the University of Maryland in 2011 with a B.A. in History and is currently working toward finishing B.S. in Computer and Information Sciences. In his current role, Andrew works as an IT Support Assistant primarily with the Psychology department.

Andrew Gruenberger

Lurther Clark Jr. joined OACS in October 2013. He previously worked at a private secondary school, instructing students in computer technology and social studies and maintaining the schoolís IT infrastructure. Luther graduated from the University of Maryland Baltimore County in 2007 with a BA in Philosophy and subsequently earned a networking certificate from Anne Arundel Community College. He is a Cisco Certified Network Associate and is pursuing a masterís degree in Information Management at UMDís iSchool. Currently, Luther works as an IT Support Assistant in the Sociology department and in the OACS Help Desk. His duties include troubleshooting IT problems, managing Active Directory account permissions, scripting, and writing documentation for staff and end users.

Luther Clark, Jr.
The Office of Academic Computing Services
0221 LeFrak Hall
College Park, MD 20742

OACS follows the University of Maryland Policy on the Acceptable Use of Information Technology Resources