Andrew Fellows

Andrew Fellows

Andrew Fellows

Faculty Research Specialist; Community & Outreach Program Manager
Office: 
Patuxent Building, Room 1109-D
Telephone: 
(301) 405-2042

Andrew Fellows comes to the University of Maryland College of Information Studies as the Community Outreach Program Manager after decades of experience in non-profit advocacy, local government, and grassroots community development.

  • Mayor of College Park, MD 2009 – 2015
  • Commission on Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities, 2002-2015
  • Chesapeake Regional Director for Clean Water Action, 1999 – 2014
  • College Park City Councilman, 2001 – 2007

Andy’s previous appointments also include the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ Water Council, the Metropolitan Washington Council of Government’s Board of Directors, the Chesapeake Bay and Water Resources Policy Committee, the Transportation Planning Board, and the Maryland Commission on Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities.

Andy’s passion for and experience in community organization is a great asset to the College of Information Studies’ work in understanding and developing information systems and technology that create smart and connected communities. Andy is also affliated with the National Center for Smart Growth.

Focus

Understanding and developing information systems and technology that create smart and connected communities.

Current Research Interests

  • Connected Communities
  • Local Government
  • Sustainability

Education

  • MA, American Studies, University of Maryland

Library Knowledge Extensions (KNEXT): Data Analytics to Support Innovation Communities

Principal Investigator: Susan Winter, Andrew Fellows
Investigator:

KNEXT is a three-year collaborative project between Kent State University (KSU-SLIS) and the University of Maryland (UMD-CIS), which partners with local public libraries, small business development centers, economic development organizations, and community advocacy groups to bring advanced data a