Akta Patel joined the College of Education in the summer of 2016. In her role as Director, she oversees the financial and administrative operations of the Human Development and Quantitative Methodology department. She serves as a liason to the chair and as the departmental contact for budget and human resources information.
Akta is an alumna of the University of Maryland. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics here at Maryland and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Maryland, University College. During her fourteen years as a staff member of the University, she has worked in both academic and administrative units. Her experience provides Akta with a strong understanding of the University’s financial practices and she continues to apply these processes in her current position.