Dr. Arlene P. Maclin




 Executive Director, MAC-CAE Program &

Adjunct Professor of Physics

Morgan State University

Baltimore, Maryland 21251

Email: arlene.maclin@morgan.edu

Tel: (443)885-4515, Fax: (443) 885-8215


Ph.D., Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics, Howard University, Washington, DC, 1974

M.S., Theoretical Nuclear Physics, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 1971

Post-Baccalaureate Fellow, Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges, Bryn Mawr, PA, 1968

B.S., Engineering Physics, cum laude, North Carolina A & T State University, Greensboro, NC, 1967


2011-Present    Executive Director, MAC-CAE Program &Adjunct Professor of Physics, Morgan State                                              University, Baltimore, Maryland

2009-2011       Adjunct Professor of Physics, Morgan State University

2002-2009       Professor of Optical Engineering and Director, Intelligence Community-Center for                                        Academic Excellence (IC-CAE), Norfolk State University, Norfolk, Virginia

1998-2002       Technical Consultant to Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Howard University,                                             Washington, DC

1996-1998       Senior Business Developer, Mnemonic Systems, Washington, DC  

1994-1995       Guest Scientist, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia

1992-1994       Director of Research and Professor of Physics, Hampton University, Hampton, Virginia

1988-1992       Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, Howard University, Washington, DC

1985-1988       Program Staff Officer, National Research Council, Washington, DC

1983-1985       Visiting Scientist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee

1981-1983       Senior Applied Research Physicist, Central Intelligence Agency, Washington, DC

1980-1981       Program Director, National Science Foundation, Washington, DC

1978-1980       Congressional Fellow, U.S. Congressional Office of Technology Assessment, Washington, DC

1976-1978       Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Physics, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD

1975-1976       Research Physicist, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lincoln, Massachusetts

1971-1975       Lecturer and Associate Director, Comprehensive Sciences Program, Howard University,

                        Washington, DC

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS (more than 50 refereed papers, reports and 250 technical presentations)

Arlene  Maclin,”The Quantum Mechanical Paintbrush”, The International Review of African American Art, Vol 23, No.3, 2011.

Arlene Maclin and Mathew Noel, “Nonlinear Magneto-optical Effects in Dielectrics Embedded with Ferromagnetic Nanoparticles, Proc. of the 2nd Annual Seminar on Theoretical Physics and National Development, African Journal of Physics, 2, pp.149-158, 2009.

Defining the Role of Intelligence and Islamic Studies Programs for the 21st Century Workforce in America, (eds., Arlene Maclin and Camellia Okpodu), 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,

Integrated Design Engineering and Activity-Based Learning, FIE Conference, 36th ASEE/IEEE  Frontiers in Education, San Diego, October, 2006.

Related Edited and Technical Reports

Proceedings of the Inaugural RCOP Forum, (ed. Arlene P. Maclin), Optical Society of America, Washington, DC, 1994.

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.

Study of the State of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Theory in the United States, National Research Councli, National Academy Press, Washington, DC, March, 1987.

International Survey of Atomic and Molecular Science, National Research Council, National Academy Press, Washington, DC, June, 1987.

Recent Grants

mid-Atlantic Consortium-Center for Academic Excellence (MAC-CAE), ODNI, 9/12/2011-9/11/2016, $1.8M.

International Travel Grant to Aalto University in Finland w/Morgan and Center for Integrated Access Networks (CIAN), University of Arizona, OISE-1042309, $17,119.

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, 9/15/2006-8/31/2009.

NRO000-09-R-0020 2008-2009 Integrative Sciences Projects to Advance Intelligence against Emerging Threats $180,000 (co-PI)

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.

NSF Undergraduate Engineering Departmental Reform Program, EASEL-NSF-0540493, $100K, September 2005- August, 2006.


Who's Who in America, Marquis Listing, 2008

           American Physical Society, IEEE, Materials Research Society

Board Member, Center for Innovative Technology in State of Virginia, 1988-1993

International Who's Who of Women, 1982, 1987

Who's Who Among Black Americans, 1978

American Council on Education Fellow, 1977-1978

Congressional Fellow, Office of Technology Assessment, 1978-1979

Post-baccalaureate Fellow, Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges, 1967-1968

Junior Year in Munich, Munich, Germany, 1965-1966

Frequent Reviewer for NSF, ONR and NASA Proposals


Camellia Okpodu, Biology, NSU; Wendy Hinton, Physics, NSU;  Meredith Kupinski, Optical Engineering University of Arizona; Demetris Geddis, Electrical Engineering, NSU; Anita Wells, Psychology, MSU; Malikah Abdullah, Biology, NSU; Dawn Bennett, Mechanical Engineering, UMBC, Donald Lyons, Physics, Hampton University; Raenita Fenner, Electrical Engineering, Loyola University.    


Kenneth Samuels, Hampton University, Ph.D., 1999; Christopher McCray, Hampton University,

Ph.D, 2001. Tenicka Turnquest, PhD. Candidate, RPI . Rury Grisham, MS, Optical Engineering-MS, 2007, LLB, 2010. Numerous undergraduate and graduate students have received summer internships and employment in technical fields owing to my technical support and mentoring. Supported international travel scholarships for more than 60 undergraduate students to travel to Morocco, Egypt, China and Tunisia from 2007-2009 through the IC-CAE program. Students from Norfolk State University, Old Dominion University, Howard University, Tennessee State University and the University of the District of Columbia participated in these international cultural immersion program.