As communcations manager for the A. James Clark School of Engineering and the UMD UAS Test Site, Robert Herschbach is the primary point of contact for media covering Test Site activities or seeking expert opinion from the Test Site team. He can be reached at or by phone at 410-245-8959.

Prior to UMD, Robert worked for several years as communications director at Capitol Technology University, and as managing editor at General Dynamics Information Technology. He has a doctoral degree in English from the University of New Hampshire, and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Iowa.  He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia, where he double-majored in English and music.