Instructional and Student Affairs

Welcome to Instructional and Student Affairs where we strive to be a learning-centered college with learning at the center of all we do.

The MISSION of Instructional and Student Affairs
Instructional and Student Affairs provides responsive educational and administrative support, guidance, and leadership to promote innovative and enriching learning.

We are committed to providing an education with small classes, hands-on experience, and more instructor attention using state-of-the-art equipment and real-world settings.

We are proud of our highly qualified faculty who are dynamic instructors in the classroom, the laboratory, the studio, and in the community.

These faculty members provide innovative and challenging instruction to our students in classroom, hybrid, or online instructional formats preparing students for productive, meaningful, and fulfilling lives. Faculty and staff advise students throughout every step of their educational journey to achieve their lifelong goals.

The Senior Vice President, Deans, and Associate Dean in Instructional and Student Affairs oversee all academic programs and learning resources and are responsible for the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of credit and non-credit instructional programs. Instructional and Student Affairs includes numerous areas of the college:

Our contact information can be found below.  Please feel free to contact us if you have questions, concerns, or ideas.  We continuously strive for improvement and truly value your feedback.

Message from the Senior Vice President of Instructional and Student Affairs

Allegany College of Maryland is a learning-centered college committed to making learning the center of all that we do! We encourage students to holistically bring themselves to all their educational experiences. We empower students to be participative, self-directed, and responsible for their learning. We offer numerous support services to assist the individualized educational attainment of each student. We believe that learning can occur within any interaction, and that sometimes the student can be the teacher. We have witnessed that education has the power to transform lives and change communities. This is what we do.

ACM's faculty and staff are dedicated to providing enriching educational experiences inside and outside the classroom, and preparing our students for productive, successful, meaningful, and fulfilling lives. ACM is proud of its leadership position in the delivery of quality educational programs and services to the citizens, businesses, and agencies of our tristate service area. The educational attainment of our students is an institutional priority to create a skilled, globally competitive workforce. We are proud that ACM graduates are in high demand by employers.

Finally, ACM is honored to have been one of the original signatory colleges in The Democracy Commitment, a national consortium of two-year colleges dedicated to preparing students for participation in democracy. To this end, ACM is dedicated to the civic engagement of our students through the College to Community Partnership Center. The College to Community Partnership Center creates learning opportunities for our students to cultivate their humanity and foster their public mindedness; to make their neighborhoods, their communities, and the world a better place. We strive to educate these empowered citizens through both curricular and co-curricular pathways by bridging the classroom with the community, the academic with the civic.

We hope that it is clear that ACM is a pretty special place! Quality programs. Dedicated faculty and staff. Student-focused. Career preparation. Learning-centered. Civic engagement.

So, LAUNCH your educational journey with us TODAY! Your time is now!

Dr. Kurt Hoffman
Senior Vice President of Instructional and Student Affairs



Meet the Staff

Dr. Kurt Hoffman 
Senior Vice President of Instructional and Student Affairs

College Center, CC-152

A.A. Scottsdale Community College
B.S. Arizona State University
M.A. Sonoma State University
Ed.D. Frostburg State University

Dr. William R. Rocks 
Dean of Career Education

Technology Building, T-223

B.S. California State College
R.R.T. Columbus Technical Institute
M.Ed. Frostburg State University
Ed.D. West Virginia University

Dr. Mihaela Wood 
Dean of Arts and Sciences

Humanities Building, H-6

B.A., M.A., University of Bucharest
M.A., Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Jennifer Engelbach 
Dean of Enrollment and Educational Services

Humanities Building, H-38

A.A. Allegany College of Maryland,
B.S., M.S. Geneva College

Rick Cooper 
Associate Dean – Nursing Program Administrator

Technology Building, T-229

A.A. Allegany College of Maryland
BSN, MSN West Virginia University

Lynn Grimm 
Administrative Coordinator of Career Education

Technology Building, T-225

A.A. Allegany College of Maryland

Joanna DuVall 
Executive Associate to Senior Vice President of Instructional and Student Affairs

College Center, CC-152

A.A., A.S. Allegany College of Maryland
B.S. Geneva College

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