Contact Information

The UMW QEP office is located in the Hurley Convergence Center on the first floor, room 131.

If you have questions or comments please contact:

Dr. P. Anand Rao, QEP Director, HCC 437
(540) 654-1333

Dr. Rao is the director of UMW’s Quality Enhancement Plan, director of UMW’s Speaking Center, and a professor in the Communication and Digital Studies department. He teaches courses in communication and rhetoric, such as public speaking, argumentation, visual rhetoric, and social media. Dr. Rao became the QEP Director in the fall of 2017.

Tams_LeahMs. Leah Tams, Program Associate and Assistant to the QEP Director, HCC 418
(540) 654-5988

Leah joined the QEP office as an assistant in August 2014. She graduated from UMW in May 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree in History and a minor in Mathematics. Leah splits her time at UMW between the QEP and COPLACDigital, a program funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Dr. John T. Morello, SACS Accreditation Liaison and Associate Provost for Academic Affairs
(540) 654-1269
Dr. Morello is the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and the SACS Accreditation Liaison. He joined Mary Washington’s faculty in 1989. As the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, Dr. Morello advises the Provost on such matters as academic space planning and building, budget planning, and academic organization, staffing, policy, and curriculum.