The biographies of the principle faculty for the MAC-CAE Program are listed below :
Executive Director, MAC-CAE Program &
Adjunct Professor of Physics
Morgan State University
Baltimore, Maryland 21251
Tel: (443) 885-4516
Email: [email protected]
Ph.D.,Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics, Howard University, Washington, DC
M.S.,Theoretical Nuclear Physics, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Post-Baccalaureate Fellow, Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges, Bryn Mawr, PA
B.S., Engineering Physics, cum laude, North Carolina A & T State University, Greensboro, NC
Dr. Arlene P. Maclin is a physicist by training and has spent the past 30 years in a combination of academic and
government service positions. Her academic service includes more than 15 years of teaching at the levels of
associate and full professors with administrative experience at the level of an associate dean of a college of arts
and science, and a director of research. She has also served as the Director of several major research grants in
excess of $10M each. Most recently, she served as Professor of Optical Engineering at Norfolk State University,
where she developed undergraduate and graduate programs in optical engineering and electronics engineering.
She has developed numerous science education programs for K-20 students. Dr. Maclin also served as a program
director of a Minority Science Education serving HBCUs and MIs at the National Science Foundation. She has
developed programs in fiber-optic based technology as well as nano-based system. Dr. Maclin was the founding
director of an Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence (ICCAE) program at Norfolk State
University (NSU) aimed toward producing the next generation of intelligence officers for America through the
ICCAE that is funded by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence through 2011. In 2009, the ICCAE
program at NSU was named the top producer of internships and jobs among the CAE programs in the nation.
Since 2007, more than 50 students have participated in international travel and cultural immersion experiences
learning Arabic, Chinese and Japanese.
Executive Director, MAC-CAE Program and Adjunct Professor of Physics, Morgan State UniversityDevelops innovative programs and provides technical support to students and faculty for developing grants and
contracts, 2009- Present.
Professor of Optical Engineering and Director, IC-CAE- Norfolk State University, August 2002- 2009
Served as the principal developer of innovative programs for the engineering department. Develops recruitment
strategies for new students and faculty and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in optical engineering.
Technical Consultant- Howard University, 1998-2002- Developed numerous programs and proposals for the
College of Arts and Sciences. Developed strategies and provided training for faculty to develop Internet -based
courses university-wide.
Senior Business Developer, Mnemonic Systems, 1996-1998, Developed proposals in information technology
and non-destructive evaluation of systems. Led the development of a $40M proposal in information technology.
Guest Scientist, NASA Langley Research Center, 1994-1995, Served as a Guest Scientist in the Technology
Application Group .Developed partnerships among other national laboratories, universities and industry to license
technologies that were ripe for commercialization involving laser technology
Director of Research and Professor of Physics, Hampton University, 1992-1994.Established the Ph.D. degree
program in optical physics with specialties in laser spectroscopy, lidar and fiber optics. Managed a budget in
excess of $2M/year.Established partnerships with four major research universities in targeted research areas.
Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, Howard University, 1988-1992. Taught undergraduate courses
in electrical engineering and developed the computational science research program with the
Army and the University of Minnesota as partners. Received grants in excess of $10M for research and science
Program Staff Officer, National Research Council, 1985-1988. Served as the principal staff officer for a
Material Science and Engineering (MSE) study that defined the field of MSE at the National Research Council.
Coordinated the work of five panels with more than 100 senior scientists and engineers from major corporations,
industry and government. Also worked with the Solid State Physics and the Atomic Physics Panels for
development of several other reports. Worked closely with congressional staff for dissemination of reports.
Visiting Scientist- Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 1983-1985, performed theoretical calculations and
simulations on high temperature aluminides for potential applications on aircraft and other space-based systems.
Senior Applied Research Physicist, Central Intelligence Agency-1981-1983—Developed new Gallium
Arsenide technologies for intelligence collection and worked with major defense contractors for the development
of new technologies. Oversaw contractstotaling more than $30M per year. Was also the Intelligence Community’s
spokesperson for the Very High Speed Integrated Circuits (VHSIC) program.
Nonlinear Magneto-optical effects in dielectrics embedded with ferromagnetic nanoparticles, Proc. of the 2 nd
Annual Seminar on Theoretical Physics and National Development, African Journal of Physics, 2, pp.149-158,
Defining the Role of Intelligence and Islamic Studies Programs for the 21 st Century Workforce in America,
Arlene Maclin and Camellia Okpodu, editors, July 2008.
Globalization of the Engineering Curriculum, FIE Conference, 37th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education,
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October 10-13, 2007.
Evaluative Research Study of a STEM Honors Program, FIE Conference, 37th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in
Education, October 10-13, 2007, Milwaukee, Wisconsin,
Keynote Speaker, HBCU-UP Program, “One Among Many” Bennett College, February 7, 2007.
Keynote Speaker, Beta Kappa Chi Honors Society, “One Among Many Revised”, Norfolk State University,
March, 2007.
Integrated Design Engineering and Activity-Based Learning, FIE Conference, 36th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in
Education, San Diego, October, 2006.
Proceedings of the Inaugural RCOP Forum, (ed. Arlene P. Maclin), Optical Society of America, Washington,
Summary Report on Materials Science and Engineering, National Research Council, National Academy Press,
Washington, DC, September 1989.
Photonic Science and Technology Assessment Report, National Research Council, National Academy Press,
Washington, DC, September 1988.
NSF Engineering Education Awardees Conference, Reston, Va, 2010
Frontiers in Education, San Diego, October, 2006, 2007
American Physical Society Meeting, Baltimore, MD, 2006
RECENT GRANTS ( Principal Investigator)
Mid-Atlantic Consortium-Center for Academic Excellence (MAC-CAE), ODNI,9/12/2011-9/11/2016, $1.8M
Planning Trip to Aalto University, Finland with Morgan & CIAN, NSF 10/1/2010-9/30/2011,
OISE 1042309, $17,115.
Internationally Diverse Education and Area Studies (IDEAS), Office of the Director for National Intelligence,
10/1/2006-9/30/2011, $$2.3M.
Education Research Project: Evaluative Research Study of a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
(STEM) Program for Improved Progression, Retention and Graduation Rates, HRD 0624929, $957,196,
Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program, Department of Education, “Integrated Design
Engineering and Activity-Based Learning (IDEAL)”, A Cooperative Project, $500,000, 9/2005-8/2008.
International NSF Travel Grant Supplement, REU 0434181 (South Africa), May, 2004.

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