Loyola University Maryland

Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Class Deans

Birgit Albrecht, Ph.D.

Dean, Class of 2021

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Dr. Birgit Albrecht, a native of Germany, was awarded her DPhil degree from the University of Oxford and was a post-doctoral research fellow at Yale University. Her research interests in physical, theoretical, and computational chemistry focus on computational studies of protein-protein and protein-ligand interactions at the interface of chemistry and biology. Last summer, she was co-PI for a National Science Foundation grant to establish a supercomputer at Loyola. Dr. Albrecht joined the Loyola community in 2007, has served as a core and major advisor, and is known for her dedication to her students. She has served multiple terms on the Academic Standards committee and the National Fellowship committee where she mentored students applying for Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, Fulbright, and Goldwater scholarships. She is committed to continuing to improve the educational experience for our students and currently serves on the Reimagining the Curriculum Committee.  As a dedicated teacher-scholar, she has taken a specific interest in peer-led and active learning approaches and has used these pedagogical changes, as well as greater inclusion of technology, to foster a more active learning environment and to increase student engagement and retention. Most recently, she has spearheaded the Supplemental Instruction (SI) pilot program on campus by working collaboratively with the professionals at The Study to offer supplemental support to students in introductory chemistry courses.

Dr. Albrecht's office is in Maryland Hall 138. She has weekly drop-in hours on Wednesdays from 12-2, or you can reach her directly at balbrecht@loyola.edu or x2058. 

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