2021 Speakers

April 14-16, 2021

Keynote Speakers

  • Ensheng (Frank) Dong

    Louis M. Brown Engineering Fellow, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Civil and Systems Engineering, Johns Hopkins University

    Ensheng Dong is a Ph.D. candidate and Louis M. Brown Engineering Fellow of the Department of Civil and Systems Engineering (CaSE) and the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. He is also a member of the Infectious Disease Dynamics (IDD) group at the JHU Bloomberg School of Public Health. He is interested in interdisciplinary research on network science, mobility modeling, spatial analysis, geo-visualization, and infectious diseases. His recent work includes forecasting the risk of measles in the US and the Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs), predicting dengue outbreaks in Sri Lanka, building and maintaining the JHU CSSE coronavirus dashboard, and modeling the global coronavirus pandemic.

  • Hongru Du

    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Civil and Systems Engineering, Johns Hopkins University

    Hongru Du is a second-year Ph.D. student at the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. He received his MS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Wisconsin Madison in 2019 and BS in Material Chemistry from the University of Edinburgh in 2017. His current research focuses on understanding the role human mobility plays in COVID-19 Transmission and constructing an interpretable machine learning model to make predictions of incident cases/deaths of COVID-19 for the near future.

  • Kimia Ghobadi

    John C. Malone Assistant Professor, Center for Systems Science and Engineering, Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare, Department of Civil & Systems Engineering, Johns Hopkins University

    Kimia Ghobadi is a John C. Malone Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Systems Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. She is the associate director at the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) and a member at the Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare. Before joining JHU, Kimia was a postdoctoral fellow at the MIT Sloan School of Management and collaborated closely with the Massachusetts General Hospital on improving healthcare operations. She obtained her Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto and worked with the University Health Networks and the Princess Margaret Cancer Center in Toronto on automated radiation therapy treatment plans. Kimia is a recipient of the INFORMS Judith Liebman Award and multiple fellowships, including the Canadian National Science and Engineering fellowship (NSERC) in graduate and postdoctoral levels.

    Kimia's research interests include mathematical models, optimization, and analytics with a focus on complex systems. She is interested in healthcare problems that are implementable and have a meaningful impact on society. To solve such problems, she is developing inverse optimization, mixed-integer programming, and online algorithms models and techniques. Her recent research interests include inverse optimization and machine learning techniques, data-driven modeling, COVID-19 resource allocation, and optimal medical decision-making.

  • Maximilian Marshall

    Jay D. Samstag Engineering Fellow, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Civil and Systems Engineering, Johns Hopkins University

    Max Marshall is a first-year Ph.D. student and the Jay D. Samstag Engineering Fellow at the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. He has previously worked in biofuel development and energy and water systems research. His ongoing research is focused on short-term COVID-19 forecasting, and contributes weekly predictions to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ensemble modeling group.

  • Andrew T. Phillips

    Provost, United States Naval Academy

    Andrew Phillips is the Provost at the U.S. Naval Academy. He became the chief academic officer in 2009 after having served as Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Dean of Graduate Studies at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire.

    As the Provost, Phillips is responsible for leadership and oversight of all facets of the Naval Academy academic program including the School of Engineering and Weapons, the School of Mathematics and Science, the School of Humanities and Social Science, the Naval Academy library, museum, registrar, Office of Research and Scholarship, Center for Teaching and Learning, International Programs Office, Center for Regional Studies, Center for Academic Excellence, Center for Cyber Security Studies, the campus assessment program and all faculty personnel matters.

    Phillips began his academic career as a civilian faculty member in the Computer Science department at the U.S. Naval Academy in 1988. He is currently the Computing Area Director and member of the Board of Directors for ABET, has been a program evaluator for ABET since 1997 and was a member of its Computing Accreditation Commission from 2004-2009. He is a former President of the Computer Science Accreditation Board (CSAB) and a Team Chair/Program Evaluator for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

    Phillips is a 1984 graduate of the Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. degree in both Mathematics and Computer Science, and he earned his master’s (in 1986) and doctor of philosophy (in 1988) degrees, both in Computer Science, at the University of Minnesota.

Session Speakers

  • Jeffrey Abell

    Chief Scientist for Global Manufacturing and Director of Manufacturing Systems Research, General Motors

    Dr. Jeffrey Abell is Chief Scientist for Global Manufacturing and Director of Manufacturing Systems Research at General Motors. He is responsible for global manufacturing research focused on vehicle electrification, lightweight systems manufacturing, automation, and smart manufacturing. He led a research team that played a key role in bringing the Chevy Volt advanced battery to production and has held other leadership positions in product development and manufacturing at GM, Delphi and DaimlerChrysler, including two international assignments. He has written numerous technical publications, been granted several patents, and has a strong track record of successful manufacturing technology implementation. He was twice presented with the Boss Kettering award, GM's highest recognition for technical innovation.

    Since 1998, Dr. Abell has served in various capacities with SME such as member of International Awards committee and Chair of Education and Accreditation Committee. He has been elected to the NAMRI board and is an SME Fellow. He is Vice-Chair of the Industrial Advisory Council and member of the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. He has a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from General Motors Institute (now Kettering University), and graduate degrees in Systems Engineering from Oakland University, and is a licensed Professional Engineer.

  • Jenny Amos

    Teaching Associate Professor, Director of Assessment and Evaluation, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Jenny Amos is a Teaching Associate Professor in Bioengineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Amos has served as an ABET program evaluator for 10 years and is now a Commissioner for ABET in the BMES division. Amos performs research in global health, innovating medical devices and medical record systems for low-resource settings in Africa, as well as medical and engineering education. Amos is part of the Illinois NSF RED (Revolutionizing Engineering & Computer Science Departments) research team leading efforts to innovate assessment practices for engineering toward producing more holistic engineers. Amos has a decade’s worth of experience leading curriculum reform implementing robust assessment strategies at multiple institutions.

  • Naguib Attia

    Distinguished Engineer and VP, IBM Global University Programs

    Dr. Naguib Attia is a Distinguished Engineer and VP of IBM Global University Programs. He is responsible for setting up IBM academic relations strategy, creating next generation global technical training programs in collaboration with universities and research institutions, and managing the overall award programs budgets. Previously, Dr. Attia was the VP and CTO of IBM Middle East and Africa. He was responsible for inventing and leading technical solutions for MEA as well as leading the Africa Skills Initiative. With over 25 years of industrial, manufacturing, research and academic experience, Dr. Attia has contributed to shaping the development of IBM’s intellectual capital, industry insights, and overall solution portfolio for IBM. His specializations include Cloud, Business Analytics, Security, and Supply Chain optimization.

    Dr. Attia has a rich academic background with assignments from Chair, Computer Science Departments of Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte, NC, The American University in Cairo, Egypt and University of Essex, England. He has actively published several papers in different journals and has presented papers and lectures at many international conferences.

    Dr. Attia Naguib was the chair of Aerospace Industry Association (AiA) Technical group, a Senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society (IEEE), member of ChemIT, and other industry organizations.
    Dr. Attia holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of Essex, England.

  • Oscar Barton, Jr.

    Dean, Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. School of Engineering, Morgan State University

    Oscar Barton, Jr., Ph.D., PE, is a Professor and Dean of the Morgan State University Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. School of Engineering. A native of Washington, D.C., he received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Tuskegee (Institute) University, his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering and Ph.D. in Applied Mechanics from Howard University in 1993. Barton joined Morgan fall 2020, after completing 6 years at George Mason University and a 22-year career at the U.S. Naval Academy.

    Dr. Barton’s research focuses on the development of approximate closed form solutions for linear self-adjoint systems, those that govern the responses of composite structures, and the analysis of dynamic systems. More recently, he investigated the dynamic response of flexible composite structures subject to periodic and random excitation. He has mentored numerous midshipmen through independent research projects and has directed two Trident Scholars, the Naval Academy's flagship research program. He has published over 60 journal and conference articles on these topics.

    While at the U.S. Naval Academy and in its 163-year history, Dr. Barton was one of only three African-Americans to obtain the rank of tenured full professor and the first to achieve this milestone in the Division of Engineering and Weapons, Division I. In 2010, he assumed the role of chairman of the mechanical engineering department, responsible for its strategic leadership and planning of its faculty, midshipmen-student body, curriculum and resources. During his time as chair, the department revived and accredited the general engineering program and created the nuclear engineering program, the first ever offering at the academy. Dr. Barton chaired the largest department in the Division I consisting of 42 civilian and military faculty professionals, and promoted a vibrant research and academic environment in energy and propulsion, nuclear energy, structures and materials, and design.

    As the founding department chair at Mason, Dr. Barton ushered growth of the department from 3 faculty and 12 students to 17 faculty and 385 undergraduate students and 6 doctoral students as of spring 2020. Under his leadership the undergraduate program received initial EAC-ABET accreditation retroactive to fall of 2015, and was reaccredited to fall 2024, established state-of- the-art teaching and research labs on the Mason’s Sci-Tech campus, and authored an interim Ph.D. program which is in its final stages of seeking approval from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, SCHEV.

    A fellow of ASME, Barton is actively involved in academic innovations and program assessment. He chairs ASME’s Committee on Engineering Education, is member of ASME Public Affairs and Outreach Council, and is a member-at-large on the Engineering Accreditation Commission’s Executive Committee of ABET, after having served numerous years as a program evaluator and commissioner. He is a registered engineer licensed to practice engineering in the State of Maryland.

  • Bopaya Bidanda

    Ernest Roth Professor & Department Chair, University of Pittsburgh

    Bopaya Bidanda is the Ernest E. Roth Professor and Industrial Engineering Chair at the University of Pittsburgh. He previously served on the EAC ExCom of ABET and is currently President-Elect of the Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers. He has published 12 books and given invited and keynote talks in Asia, South America, Africa and Europe. Bidanda previously also served as the president of the Council of Industrial Engineering Academic Department Heads (CIEADH).

    He was appointed a Fulbright Senior Specialist in Uruguay (2004) and has received the John Imhoff Award for Global Excellence in Industrial Engineering (ASEE, 2012), the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies (IFEES) 2012 Award for Global Excellence in Engineering Education and the Holzman Distinguished Educator Award given by IISE (2013).

    Recently, Bidanda was appointed editor-in-chief of the Maynard Industrial Engineering Handbook (to be published by McGraw Hill) that serves as the definitive body of knowledge for industrial engineering.

  • David Binning

    Chair, Engineering Accreditation Commission, ABET

    David Binning, an Instructor at George Mason University in Civil Engineering, has over 40-years of design, construction, and operating management of water and wastewater utility systems. As a private consultant he oversaw the design environmental systems around the world for the U.S. Department of State. Binning has been an evaluator, commissioner, team chair, editor and officer of the ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission for over 21-years. A native of New Mexico currently residing in Northern Virginia, Binning is a Professional Engineer in multiple states.

  • Douglas Bowman

    Adjunct Accreditation Director of Engineering, ABET

    Douglas Bowman, Ph.D., entered the engineering profession in 1978 after graduating from the U.S. Military Academy with a degree in general engineering. He attended Stanford University as a Hertz Fellow, receiving MSEE and Ph.D. degrees in 1983 and 1986, respectively. During a multifaceted career, he held a wide variety of engineering and leadership positions in the military, academia and the aerospace industry until retiring from Lockheed Martin.

    A senior member of the IEEE and the AIAA, Dr. Bowman is also a registered professional engineer and ABET Fellow. Included among his activities are stints on the NSPE Industry Advisory Group and the AIAA Systems Engineering Technical Committee. Other accomplishments include service on the Research Advisory Committee of the Institute for Systems Research at the University of Maryland and the Board of Directors of the Microelectronics and Computer Technologies Corporation. He currently serves as an adjunct accreditation director for the EAC of ABET.

  • Patsy Brackin

    Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

    Patsy Brackin is a Professor in Mechanical Engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, where she also serves as Director of Engineering Design. Her B.S. and M.S. are from the University of Tennessee, and her Ph.D. is from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She has significant industry experience and is a licensed professional engineer and a Fellow of ASME and ABET. Brackin has been involved in several areas of ABET accreditation — she has served as her departmental ABET coordinator, member of ASME’s Committee on Engineering Accreditation, Program Evaluator, Team Chair and as a member of the Executive Committee of the EAC, where she also served as chair of the Criteria Committee.

  • Daina Briedis

    Assistant Dean for Student Advancement and Program Assessment, Michigan State University

    Daina M. Briedis, Ph.D., is an ABET Adjunct Director of Professional Offerings. In her home institution, Michigan State University, she is Assistant Dean for Student Advancement and Program Assessment in the College of Engineering and also serves as the assessment coordinator for her the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science. She holds a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Iowa State University and a bachelor’s degree in engineering science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She has been elected Fellow of the AIChE, ASEE, and ABET. Over the past 30 years, Briedis has served ABET as a Program Evaluator, a Team Chair and member of the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) and its Executive Committee, and a member of the Board of Directors of ABET. She is active nationally and internationally in assessment and engineering education.

  • Jennifer Brock

    Associate Dean for Academics and Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Alaska Anchorage

    Jennifer McFerran Brock, Ph.D., is the Associate Dean for Academics and a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alaska Anchorage. She is a PEV through ASME. In addition to leading her home department’s assessment efforts since 2012, she was chair of the UAA College of Engineering Assessment Committee from 2014-2018 and has been involved in numerous campus-wide assessment- and accreditation-related initiatives, most recently serving as a tri-chair of the UAA Institutional Self-Study Committee from 2016-2018 in connection with the institution’s regional accreditation and an NWCCU Mission Fulfillment Fellow in AY2019-20.

  • April Cheung

    Assistant Professor of Practice, Electrical Engineering Technology, Purdue University

    April Cheung currently serves as the Chair-Elect of ETAC. She previously chaired the ETAC Training Committee. Her experience in ABET includes Program Evaluator, Team Chair and Editor. She served on the IEEE Committee on Engineering Technology Accreditation Activities (CETAA) from 2010-2012 and 2016-present, where she chairs the CETAA Communications Committee. Cheung was a research and development manager at BraunAbility, where she managed and developed new products and technologies for wheelchair accessible vehicles. She was also an Electronics Engineering Manager for IMMI, where she managed and developed electronic active and passive safety products used in class 8 trucks, fire trucks and ambulances. She is currently an assistant professor of practice at Purdue University Polytechnic Institute at West Lafayette, Indiana.

  • Elaine Cooney

    Professor and Program Director, Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis

    Elaine Cooney is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology and Program Director of Electrical Engineering Technology at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis. She is former Chair of the Department of Engineering Technology. Cooney received her bachelor’s of electrical engineering from GMI Engineering and Management Institute (formerly General Motors Institute) and her master’s of science in electrical engineering from Purdue University.

    As an ABET Senior IDEAL Scholar, she offers national workshops to engineering and engineering technology faculty members to develop and improve their academic assessment plans and promote the design of effective assessment processes, development of measurable learning outcomes, and application of data collection and data reporting methods. As an Indiana LEAP Faculty Fellow, she promoted the success of engineering technology students by tuning the ET curriculum in the state of Indiana. Cooney is president of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology Department Chairs’ Association, past chair of the Engineering Technology Leaders Institute, and former chair of the Women in Engineering Division of ASEE. Her areas of scholarship include engineering technology education assessment, improving engineering technology curriculum, analog circuits and signals and RFID. Currently, she is researching best practices in teaching and assessing critical thinking and problem-solving.

  • Grant Crawford

    Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Quinnipiac University

    Grant Crawford, Ph.D., P.E., is Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Quinnipiac University. He has served on the NCEES FE exam committee since 2005 and is an active member of the engineering education community, having served on the ASEE Board of Directors three times. He has been involved in and led ABET accreditation and assessment at the program level for over 15 years. He is an EAC PEV and ETAC Commissioner for ABET.

  • Scott Danielson

    Associate Professor, Arizona State University

    Scott Danielson, Ph.D., P.E., F. ASME, has been at Arizona State University since 1999 and has served as a faculty member, an associate dean and a department chair (for over 12 years). His professional service roles at the national level have focused on four engineering organizations — ABET, ASME, ASEE and SME. Within ABET, he has served in leadership roles in the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission and ABET’s governance structure. He enjoys teaching, becoming a generalist by teaching a wide variety of topics — engineering mechanics, manufacturing and aeronautical courses. His more recent external funding activity has been focused on international-sponsored projects, working with faculty and administrators in several Southeast Asian countries to improve their academic programs and implement quality systems for improvement of student learning.

  • Jane Emmet

    Senior Director, Accreditation Operations, ABET

    Jane Emmet has been responsible for the management and administration of ABET’s accreditation policies and procedures and the overall operations of ABET’s accreditation processes since November, 2015. She joined ABET in January of 2014 as the Training Manager responsible for the training of the over 2,000 volunteer professionals who serve ABET. Her background, prior to joining ABET, includes directing and managing training and leadership development programs at professional service organizations, energy companies and developing education programs for history museums. Jane holds a bachelor’s degree from Barnard College in History/Education and a master’s degree in Museum Education from The George Washington University. She also holds a Graduate Certificate from the University of Maryland Baltimore County in Instructional Systems Design.

  • Winston Erevelles

    Adjunct Accreditation Director of Engineering, ABET

    Winston Erevelles is a Professor of Engineering and the Dean of the School of Science, Engineering and Technology at St. Mary’s University. As the chief academic and administrative officer, he is responsible for the school’s academic programs, furthering education innovations and building the school’s national and international reputation. To date, Erevelles has helped raise $36 million in partnership with faculty and staff across the school to fund these initiatives. He is also responsible for fostering faculty development in teaching, scholarship and service, as well as promoting undergraduate research, technology-based teaching and learning, and the integration of liberal arts and professional education. He is an adjunct director of engineering accreditation for ABET and former Chair of the Engineering Accreditation Commission.

  • John Estell

    Professor of Computer Engineering and Computer Science, Ohio Northern University

    John K. Estell, Ph.D., is Professor of Computer Engineering and Computer Science at Ohio Northern University, where he teaches first-year programming and user interface design courses. He currently serves ABET as Chair of the Accreditation Council Training Committee’s Program Evaluator Training Subcommittee and as a Commissioner on the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC); he has previously served as a member of the CAC Executive Committee, as Co-Chair of the CAC Training Committee, and as a program evaluator for computer science and computer engineering programs. He is known for his research in streamlining student outcomes assessment processes through developing such methodologies as the Faculty Course Assessment Report (FCAR) and vector-based performance indicator heuristics. Estell is also a member of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Board of Directors and serves as Chair of Professional Interest Council III. In 2016 he was elected as a Fellow of ASEE in recognition of the breadth, richness, and quality of his contributions to the betterment of engineering education. Estell earned his BS in computer science and engineering degree from The University of Toledo and both his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

  • Stephanie Farrell

    Dean of the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering and Professor and Founding Chair of the Department of Experiential Engineering Education, Rowan University

    Dr. Stephanie Farrell is Interim Dean of the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering at Rowan University and Professor and Founding Chair of the Department of Experiential Engineering Education (ExEEd). She joined Rowan as a founding faculty member of the Chemical Engineering Department in 1998, where she served until launching ExEEd in 2016. Farrell is past president of the American Society for Engineering Education.
    Farrell leads Revolutionizing Engineering Diversity organizational change initiative, funded through NSF’s Revolutionizing Engineering Departments (RED) Program. She is on Rowan’s ADVANCE team for intersectional gender equity in STEM, and she leads ASEE’s national initiative to promote LGBTQ+ inclusion in engineering, funded by NSF.

  • Jeffrey Fergus

    Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and Program Assessment, Professor of Materials Engineering, Auburn University

    Jeffrey Fergus is associate dean for undergraduate studies and program assessment and professor of materials engineering in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering at Auburn University. He received a B.S. in metallurgical engineering from the University of Illinois and Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Fergus has served ABET as a program evaluator (PEV), team chair and is currently the Past-Chair of the Engineering Accreditation Commission. He is involved in various aspects of preparing volunteers for accreditation activities including service as a PEV Mentor and Facilitator for PEV Face-to-Face Training.

  • Lorraine Fleming

    Professor, Howard University

    Lorraine Fleming is a Professor of Civil Engineering at Howard University. She received her bachelor’s degree from Howard University and her doctoral degree from University of California, Berkeley. Fleming has been involved in ABET accreditation since 1999 and has served as an ASCE Program Evaluator (PEV), and an EAC Team Chair Commissioner. She currently serves an EAC Editor-2. She is a licensed professional engineer and a Fellow of ASCE.

  • Alice Greife

    Dean, College of Health, Science and Technology, University of Central Missouri

    Alice Greife, Ph.D., CIH, FAIH, a dual board-certified industrial hygienist and occupational toxicologist, received her master’s degree in industrial hygiene from the University of Central Missouri and her doctorate in occupational toxicology from the University of Cincinnati. Currently, she is Dean of the College of Health, Science and Technology at University of Central Missouri. She also teaches graduate courses in toxicology and epidemiology in the ABET-accredited master of science program in industrial hygiene. Greife serves as a member of the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health Advisory Board for Occupational Surveillance and is a consultant to the World Health Organization. Greife is also a member of the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission of ABET and serves on the Executive Board. Prior to UCM, Greife served as director of the Division of Training and Education, National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • Harold Grossman

    Adjunct Accreditation Director, Computing, ABET

    Harold Grossman taught and researched at Clemson University for 35 years before retiring from the Computer Science Division in the School of Computing. Dr. Grossman began his accreditation experience as a program evaluator for CSAB in 1988. In 1992, he became a team chair for CSAC. He has served as an ABET team chair, commissioner, Executive Committee Member at large, training support facilitator, Chair of the Computing Accreditation Commission, Chair of the Accreditation Council and Adjunct Accreditation Director for Computing.

  • Christina Haden

    Professor of Practice, Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics, Lehigh University

    Dr. Christina Viau Haden is a Professor of Practice in Mechanical Engineering at Lehigh University. Her research involves the probabilistic analysis and material property prediction of additively manufactured metals. Besides her research, and in addition to a passion for teaching, she is interested in improving retention rates for women in STEM. She runs a yearly three-day welcome event for incoming engineering freshwomen at Lehigh University, offers a hierarchical mentoring program for women in her department and advises the Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) local chapter, among others.

  • Tom Hall

    Professor Emeritus, Northwestern State University of Louisiana

    Tom Hall is Professor Emeritus, Northwestern State University of Louisiana, where he taught Electronics Engineering Technology from 1995 until 2010. He retired as a Colonel from the U.S. Army having served for 26 years. As department head, he was responsible for the initial accreditation of the Electronics Engineering Technology program and the creation of Louisiana’s first Industrial Engineering Technology program.

    Hall is a Fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education and a Life Senior Member of IEEE. He has worked with ABET since 2002, including time as a PEV for IEEE and as a commissioner of ETAC. He currently serves as past chair of ETAC.

  • Sherri Hersh

    Manager of International Accreditation, ABET

    Sherri Hersh has been with ABET for nearly 16 years. Originally a member of the ECEI (Engineering Credentials Evaluation International) team, she joined the Accreditation Department in late 2006 when ABET decided to undertake accreditation activities for programs outside the U.S. In just over 13 years, Hersh has seen ABET’s international market grow to accredit programs in 41 countries around the world.

    Hersh holds a master’s degree in management from New York University.

  • Mo Hosni

    Professor and Director of the University Engineering Alliance, Kansas State University

    Mo Hosni, Ph.D., is a professor and director of the University Engineering Alliance at Kansas State University (K-State). He earned his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Mississippi State University. He joined the faculty at K-State in 1991, served as the director of a multidisciplinary research center from 1993 to 2001, and department head of mechanical and nuclear engineering from 2001 to 2008. Hosni served as the ASME vice president for education and a member of the Council on Standards and Certification of ASME. Hosni served as the ABET Executive Committee member, Chair of the Training Committee and is the Vice Chair of Operations. He is a Fellow of ABET, ASME and ASHRAE.


    Director for International Engagement and Governance, ABET

    Daniela Iacona is the Director for International Engagement and Governance at ABET, a non-profit, non-governmental organization that accredits college and university-level programs in the disciplines of applied & natural sciences, computing, engineering, and engineering technology worldwide. Ms. Iacona has supported ABET’s mission for over fifteen years and has played a key role in the development and implementation of its global operations plan. Ms. Iacona currently oversees all of ABET’s international initiatives, including its engagement in mutual recognition agreements, memoranda of understanding, and global outreach and collaboration activities.

    In her dual role, Ms. Iacona is also responsible for managing all operational activities related to the governance of ABET. In this capacity, she is responsible for leading all Board of Directors, Board of Delegates, four Area Delegations and affiliated Council and Committees operational functions.

    Ms. Iacona earned her Master of Global Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management and baccalaureate in International Studies from Old Dominion University. She has also earned ASAE’s Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation.

  • Lawrence Jones

    Former Distinguished Principal Researcher, Carnegie Mellon University

    Lawrence G. Jones, Ph.D., was the 2015-16 ABET President. In 30 years volunteering for ABET, he has served on the Board of Directors, as Chair of the Accreditation Council, and as Chair, Commissioner and Program Evaluator of the Computing Accreditation Commission. Retired as a distinguished principal researcher from the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) of Carnegie Mellon University, Jones led research and customer projects in software architecture and software product lines. Prior to the SEI, he served a career in the U.S. Air Force and was chair of the computer science department at the U.S. Air Force Academy. Jones is an ABET Fellow, a CSAB Fellow, a senior member of ACM and IEEE and a member of the Arkansas Academy of Computing. He holds a doctorate in computer science from Vanderbilt University, and master’s and bachelor’s degrees in industrial engineering from the University of Arkansas.

  • Rebecca Jones

    Chief Executive Officer, SafeworkCM

    Rebecca Jones is a true entrepreneur who founded SafeworkCM and has led the company to success, by using her unique brand of effective organizational development, solid business planning and innovative marketing techniques. The development of a service approach to construction management and the building of long-lasting business relationships have been her key focus since the company began in 1992.

    Together with a new executive team and partner, she is pivoting the company into new sectors and significant wins as the company begins its 30th year. She is Past Chair of the Board of Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) and is a Fellow in the CMAA College of Fellows.

  • Ben Juliano

    Professor, Computer Science, California State University - Chico

    Ben Juliano is a Professor of Computer Science at California State University, Chico. He served as the campus interim chief institutional research officer and WASC accreditation liaison officer and has served the College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Construction Management as Associate Dean in 2016, Interim Associate Dean in 2015-2016, Interim Dean in 2013-2015 and Associate Dean in 2010-2013. He also served as Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2011-2013. In 2007-2013, serving as the college’s assessment coordinator, he managed and facilitated all assessment, accreditation and academic program review efforts for all 11 undergraduate programs (nine accredited) and two graduate programs offered in his college.

    Juliano was the Director of the Institute for Research in Intelligent Systems (IRIS) and Co-director of the Intelligent Systems Lab (ISL) in his college. His research interests are in data visualization and predictive analysis, intelligent systems, data mining and computational intelligence algorithms. He received his bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of the Philippines in Los Baños and his M.S. and Ph.D. in computer science and a certificate in cognitive science from Florida State University. He is an ABET Senior IDEAL Scholar and a WASC Assessment Leadership Academy alumni.

  • Randal Keller

    Professor of Occupational Safety and Health and the Jesse D. Jones Endowed Professor of the College of Science, Murray State University

    Dr. Randal Keller has been a Murray State faculty member in the department of Occupational Safety and Health since 1996 and currently is the Jesse D. Jones Endowed Professor of the College of Science. He earned his Ph.D. and Master of Science degrees in toxicology from Utah State University and his Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Eisenhower College. He did his post-doctoral training at the National Center for Toxicological Research in the Division of Biochemical Toxicology. Keller began his academic career in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences where he directed the Occupational and Environmental Health Program. He holds board certifications in the areas of toxicology, industrial hygiene and safety.

    Keller has served on and led numerous national peer-review committees including those for the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, and the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program. He served two terms on the Committee on Chemical Demilitarization for the Board on Army Science and Technology in the National Academy of Sciences National Research Council. He is currently Vice-Chair for the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission of ABET. Keller received the 2019 Sandra Flynn Professor of the Year Award and has authored dozens of publications and presentations throughout his career. Keller created and coached the first Murray State Triathlon Club. In his spare time, he is an avid bicyclist and enjoys auditing German language courses.

  • Niaz Latif

    Professor and Dean, College of Technology, Interim Dean, College of Engineering and Sciences, Purdue University Northwest

    Dr. Niaz Latif is Professor and Dean, College of Technology and Interim Dean, College of Engineering and Sciences at Purdue University Northwest (PNW).

    Dr. Latif has played several important leadership roles at PNW, most recently as the Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. He also served as the Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Studies.

    Dr. Latif is a Fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) and received the ASEE Frederick J. Berger Award for programmatic and individual excellence in engineering technology education. He was awarded PNW’s Outstanding Administrative Leader Award. He is the Executive Director of the Commercialization and Manufacturing Excellence Center (CMEC). Dr. Latif received several federal grants for workforce development, including grants from the National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Commerce. Dr. Latif earned his Ph.D. from the University of Missouri, Columbia.

  • Lisa Looney

    Vice President for Academic Affairs and Registrar, Dublin City University

    Professor Lisa Looney, BA, BAI, Ph.D., CEng., is Vice President for Academic Affairs and Registrar at Dublin City University (DCU), Ireland. DCU is a young university (~18,000 students) with a very strong focus on both enterprise and transforming lives. It has led many initiatives focused on inclusion in higher education; has the oldest and largest programme in the country to support students from less advantaged economic backgrounds, it was the world’s first designated autism-friendly university, and the first university of sanctuary designated in Ireland. It has vibrant women in leadership and women in research agendas (including Athena Swan) and is very active in initiatives related to women in STEM. DCU regularly partners with industry on these projects and, as VP for Academic Affairs, Looney is heavily involved in both student and staff-related initiatives, building on over three decades as a champion for women in STEM.

    Looney’s disciplinary background is materials engineering and prior to taking up her current role, she was Executive Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Computing (2017-2020), University Dean of Graduate Studies (2011-2016), and a founding member of academic staff in the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering in DCU.

    In her role as Executive Dean, Looney championed strategic curriculum renewal, broadening the programme portfolio to include fully online delivery for postgraduate learners in key technology areas, infrastructure development to support innovative pedagogy and transnational partnerships for the provision of master’s programmes in PNU (KSA) and Wuhan University (China). The Faculty is home to three large Science Foundation Ireland-funded research centres; Insight (Data Analytics), ADAPT (next generation digital content) and I-Form (additive manufacturing), among others.
    As Dean of Graduate Studies in DCU, Looney was particularly active in the European Universities Association Council for Doctoral Education. She was heavily involved in drafting the Irish National Framework for Doctoral Education, and led the development of Ireland’s Framework of Good Practice for Research Degree Programmes published in 2019.

    Looney’s disciplinary background is mechanical engineering, and her research expertise includes areas of materials processing, particularly biomaterials. She is a very experienced doctoral supervisor and research examiner and a Chartered Engineer. She undertook her Ph.D. in the Netherlands as a sponsored fellow of the European Commission and has a first class honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from Trinity College Dublin. She has also lived and worked as a researcher in New Zealand.

  • Michael K. J. Milligan

    Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, ABET

    Michael K. J. Milligan is the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of ABET, the global accreditor of over 4,300 college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering and engineering technology.

    Prior to joining ABET in 2009, Milligan was a systems director at the Aerospace Corporation, leading a team at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center developing the next generation environmental satellites for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Milligan served over 24 years as a career U.S. Air Force officer working in operations, education, international research & development, and technology acquisition. During his USAF career, he served as an associate professor and deputy department head in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado.

    Milligan earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin, his M.S.E. from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, and his B.S. from Michigan State University — all in electrical engineering. He also earned an M.B.A. in Business Administration from Western New England College, is a registered Professional Engineer (PE) in Colorado and Maryland, and a Certified Association Executive (CAE).

    Milligan is also a member of the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, IEEE Eta Kappa Nu Electrical and Computer Engineering Honor Society, and a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

  • Michael Oudshoorn

    Dean of the Webb School of Engineering, High Point University

    Michael Oudshoorn, Founding Dean of the School of Engineering at High Point University, graduated from the University of Adelaide, Australia, with a B.S. in 1983 and received his Ph.D. in Computer Science in 1992, also from the University of Adelaide. Between 1984 and 2003 he was a faculty member in Computer Science at the University of Adelaide and served as the Associate Dean (International) for the College of Engineering, Mathematical and Computer Sciences. In 2003 he relocated to the U.S. and also served as a faculty member, department chair or dean at several universities before joining High Point University in July 2018.

    Dr. Oudshoorn’s primary research interests are in distributed systems and autonomic systems. Dr. Oudshoorn is a member of the ASEE, IEEE and a Senior Member of the ACM. He is also an active member of ABET. He is a commissioner on the Computing Accreditation Commission and currently serves as a member of the executive committee.

    Since joining High Point University, Dr. Oudshoorn has worked with the computer science faculty to revise the curriculum with a view to seeking ABET accreditation in the future. He has designed the Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering programs and secured approval from SACS for the university to offer these new programs. The Engineering programs commenced in August 2019.

  • Allen Parrish

    Executive Director, Alabama Transportation Institute, Professor of Computer Science, The University of Alabama

    Allen S. Parrish is Executive Director of the Alabama Transportation Institute and Professor of Computer Science at The University of Alabama. Previously he served as Associate Vice President for Research and Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Mississippi State University and Chair of the Department of Cyber Science at the U.S. Naval Academy. Prior to his work at the Naval Academy, Dr. Parrish served for 26 years on the faculty at The University of Alabama in a variety of roles, including Professor of Computer Science, Associate Vice President for Research, and Founding Director of the Center for Advanced Public Safety. Throughout his career, Dr. Parrish has obtained approximately well over 200 funded projects totaling over $100M from a variety of state and federal sponsors. Dr. Parrish has published in refereed journals and conferences in areas as diverse as data science, software engineering, transportation safety and technology education. Dr. Parrish received a Ph.D. in computer and information science from The Ohio State University.

  • Odessa Phillip

    President and CEO, Assedo Consulting

    Ms. Odessa L. Phillip, President and CEO of Assedo Consulting, is an engineer and transportation professional with 24 years of experience serving clients in the public and private sectors. Her work educates stakeholders, appointed and elected government officials, and communities on the impacts of engineering, transportation, and construction projects.

    Ms. Phillip serves on the WTS International Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee and is a sitting Director on the WTS Foundation Board, which is responsible for scholarships, research, and training for college students and young professionals.

    Ms. Phillip is President of the Maryland Chapter of the Council of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO). COMTO’s mission is to ensure opportunities and maximum participation in the transportation industry for minority individuals, veterans, people with disabilities and certified small, minority owned businesses.

    Ms. Phillip has worked as an adjunct professor in the Civil Engineering Department at Howard University and sits on the Advisory Board for the Department. She holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Howard University, a master’s degree in construction project management from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a professional engineers (P.E.) license in Maryland.

  • Stephen Phillips

    Professor of Electrical Engineering/Director, School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering, Arizona State University

    Stephen Phillips serves as Professor of Electrical Engineering and Director of the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering. Phillips received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University and master’s and doctorate degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University. From 1988 to 2002, he served on the faculty of the Case School of Engineering at Case Western Reserve University. In 2002, he joined the faculty of Arizona State University as Professor of Electrical Engineering. Phillips was appointed electrical engineering department chair in 2005 and Director of the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering in 2009. He has held visiting positions at the NASA Glenn Research Center and the University of Washington. He has served as an ABET Program Evaluator and as a member of the board of directors of ABET. Phillips is a professional engineer registered in the state of Ohio. He is IEEE Vice President for Educational Activities. His research includes applications of systems and control, microfabrication on novel substrates, and non-traditional delivery and assessment of accredited engineering degree programs.

  • Rebecca Popeck

    Survey Project Manager, SPACECO, Inc.

    Rebecca Popeck is a licensed Land Surveyor at Rosemont based SPACECO, Inc., a civil engineering, land surveying and consulting firm. Popeck studied Land Survey Engineering and Civil Engineering at Purdue University’s West Lafayette Campus earning bachelor’s degrees in both disciplines. She has been a licensed Illinois Land Surveyor since 2005. Popeck has spent almost 20 years performing surveys and providing surveying services in the greater Chicagoland area. Specialties include development work in residential, commercial and industrial sectors with an increased focus on projects within the limits of the City of Chicago. She joined ABET in 2006 as a Program Evaluator supporting her member society of National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS). NSPS is a member of three accreditation commissions including: ANSAC, EAC and ETAC. She has had the pleasure of serving as a PEV for both ETAC and ANSAC visits early in her ABET career. In 2014 Popeck became a commissioner/team chair for the Applied and Natural Science Commission. In 2017 she further progressed through the ranks to join ANSAC’s executive committee. During the 2019-2020 accreditation cycle Popeck was a team chair for her first international visit to Krishnan Kovil, Tamil Nadu, India.

  • Barbara Price

    Professor Emerita, Quantitative Analysis, Georgia Southern University

    Barbara Price received her B.S. degree in mathematics from Grove City College and her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in statistics from Virginia Tech. Her academic career began at New River Community College and included positions at Radford, Mississippi State, Lynchburg College, Winthrop and Georgia Southern.

    At Georgia Southern, Price served as Department Chair in the College of Business Administration, Founding Director of the School of Information Technology and Professor of Quantitative Analysis. She served as a Fulbright Lecturer at the University of Debrecen, Hungary. She was recognized as a Fellow of CSAB and a Fellow of ABET in 2013.

    Price’s ABET service includes current membership on the Computing Area Delegation and the Board of Delegates, Lead/Support Facilitator for PEVC Training, CAC Team Chair, and member of the Accreditation Council Training Committee and CAC Chair for the 2012-2013 cycle.

  • Jorge Puente

    Vice President of Engineering, Kelly Science, Engineering, Technology & Telecom

    Jorge Puente is Vice President of Kelly Engineering, the third-ranked engineering staffing provider in the U.S. that connects more than 10,000 engineering candidates each year with opportunities on the cutting edge of their fields — including autonomous vehicle technology, robotic process automation, green energy and more. In this role, he leads a team of engineering workforce solutions professionals who support clients — including 90 of the Fortune 100 — with direct-hire and contract staffing, business process outsourcing solutions and project services. Prior to joining Kelly in August 2020, Puente spent nearly 20 years as an industrial engineer in the energy sector, with postings in North America, South America and Europe. He earned a B.S. degree in industrial engineering from Purdue University.

  • Jason Racette

    Vice President Land Surveying Services, Green Seal Environmental, Inc.

    Jason G. Racette is the current Chair of the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission. He is a member of the National Society of Professional Surveyors and serves as the NSPS ABET Committee Chair. Racette is a registered professional surveyor in several New England states and is the Vice President of the Department of Land Surveying Services at Green Seal Environmental, Inc., in Sagamore Beach, Massachusetts.

  • Rajendra Raj

    Professor of Computer Science, Rochester Institute of Technology

    Rajendra K. Raj, Ph.D., is a Professor of Computer Science at the Rochester Institute of Technology. His research is at the nexus of data science, cybersecurity, and distributed computing, as applied to critical infrastructure protection and healthcare. Interested in cybersecurity education, Raj helped to launch RIT’s MS program in computer security in 2004, and to found its computing security department in 2012. He currently serves as a member of the Executive Committee of ABET’s Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC). Previously, as co-chair of the CAC/CSAB Criteria Committee, Raj led the effort to revise accreditation criteria for all computing programs and to create the draft cybersecurity program criteria. He was previously a vice president in information technology at Morgan Stanley & Co., where he designed, developed and managed proprietary, private-cloud global-infrastructures to support secure financial applications operating in several international offices. Raj holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Washington in Seattle.

  • Martin Reed

    ETAC Ex-Com Member-at-Large

    Martin Reed is an adjunct faculty member in the School of Continuing Studies at Georgetown University, developing and teaching courses in the MPS Project Management program. He is a retired IBM executive, having spent his career in engineering, information technology, consulting and program management roles for commercial and federal clients. He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in engineering as visiting professor in the Howard University College of Engineering, and software project management courses as adjunct faculty in the Excelsior College School of Business and Technology.

    Dr. Reed holds B.S. and M.E. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, an M.S. degree in Operations Research and Statistics from Rensselaer, and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from The Catholic University of America. He is an active member of the Project Management Institute, with a PMP® certification. He is also a long-time volunteer with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, supporting college accreditation activities with the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET as a program evaluator and member of the executive committee. He is past Chair of the IEEE Committee on Engineering Technology Accreditation Activities, and an invited proposal reviewer for the Education Directorate of the National Science Foundation.

  • Donna Reese

    Professor Emerita, Mississippi State University

    Donna Reese has been involved with ABET as a PEV and Team Chair since 2004. She is a Professor Emerita at Mississippi State University and a 2020 ABET Fellow. During her career at Mississippi State she served as Associate Dean for the Bagley College of Engineering and as department head for Computer Science and Engineering. In both of these roles, she led MSU’s ABET accreditation efforts for its engineering and computer science programs.

  • Gloria Rogers

    Senior Adjunct Director, Professional Offerings, ABET

    Gloria Rogers, Ph.D., is currently serving as Senior Adjunct Director for Professional Offerings at ABET. She is also the Assessment and Data Analyst for Indiana State University’s Physician Assistant program and Senior Scholar Emerita for the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association. She has been providing workshops, webinars, seminars and institutes for the development of continuous quality improvement of educational programs and institutional effectiveness related to strategic planning for over three decades. She has been an external evaluator for major science, math, engineering and technology initiatives, has served as chair of two national advisory committees and has been a member of numerous review panels for the National Science Foundation. She has served as a reviewer for the Fulbright Senior Scholars program and has been a special editor for two issues of the International Journal of Engineering Education.

    Rogers has authored assessment‐related articles, given invited presentations at national and international conferences and facilitated workshops/seminars on over 80 campuses. In addition to her local and national involvement in assessment and educational reform, she has given invited presentations, consultations and workshops in 31 countries, including a Fulbright Senior Scholar assignment in Lima, Peru. In 2008 she was named a Fellow of the American Society of Engineering Education for her contributions to the engineering education profession.

  • Carol Schulte

    Professor (retired), McNeese State University

    Carol Schulte is retired from McNeese State University, where she taught courses in process plant technology, a chemical engineering technology program. She earned her BSChE degree at Wayne State University in Detroit. Schulte also has an M.S. in chemistry and an M.E.M. from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. Also at Lamar, she received her DE in industrial engineering. She has worked in industry for companies such as DuPont, PPG, and Condea Vista. Schulte is currently a member of the AIChE Education and Accreditation Committee and leads the Engineering Technology Education Subcommittee. She is an ETAC evaluator for AIChE and IISE and has been an ETAC Commissioner representing AIChE. She is currently a member of the ETAC Executive Committee. She has served as chair of the ETAC Quality Committee and the ETAC Training Committee. She now serves as the ETAC Vice-Chair of Operations.

  • Joe Sussman

    Chief Accreditation Officer and Chief Information Officer, ABET

    As chief accreditation officer and chief information officer since 2011, Joe Sussman leads ABET’s global accreditation operations, collaborating with the organization’s volunteer leadership in both tactical execution and strategic development of ABET’s accreditation practice. Previously, he spent 26 years as an engineering leader and senior business executive at Bayer AG, leading many of the company’s quality, manufacturing, and IT efforts. After retiring from Bayer he became an industry specialist at Deloitte Consulting, where he worked with many global clients. Before joining the ABET staff, he served for 24 years in nearly every volunteer capacity, including as program evaluator for mechanical engineering programs, chair of the Engineering Accreditation Commission, representative director from ASME on the ABET Board of Directors, and president (2008–2009). He was inducted as an ABET fellow in 2002 after having played a pivotal role in implementing the ground-breaking Engineering Criteria 2000. In 2011 he was elected an ASME fellow for his contributions to quality in engineering education, and in 2015 he received the Linton E. Grinter Distinguished Service Award for his contributions to the technical disciplines through his work in accreditation. He earned his baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees in mechanical engineering from Columbia University.

  • Karen Tarnoff

    Associate Dean, East Tennessee State University

    Dr. Karen J. Tarnoff is the Associate Dean for Assurance of Learning, Assessment and International Programs for the College of Business and Technology at East Tennessee State University. In this capacity, she coordinates the assessment of student learning outcomes across seven diverse departments (Accountancy; Economics and Finance; Management and Marketing; Computing; Military Science; Engineering, Engineering Technology, and Surveying; and Digital Media) and multiple accrediting bodies (SACS, AACSB, ABET, NASAD, CIDA). Tarnoff is a facilitator for the AACSB and has authored materials for its Assurance of Learning I and II Seminars. She has published and given presentations on assessment-related topics and has helped many schools develop, implement and refine their assessment systems.

  • Şirin Tekinay

    Chair, Global Engineering Deans Council

    Prof. Şirin Tekinay joined American University of Sharjah as Dean of Engineering in February 2020. This follows a decade in Istanbul serving as Dean of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Vice President for Research and Development and Rector. Earlier, she served as Program Director at the United States National Science Foundation, faculty at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Director of NJ Center for Wireless Telecommunications and researcher at Bell Laboratories. In addition to research and teaching in wireless communication networks and related areas, she has been working in and teaching Gender in Science and Technology. She is the elected ’18-’21 Chair of Global Engineering Deans Council and a Board Member of the European Society for Engineering Education. Tekinay holds a Ph.D. from George Mason University, Virginia, and M.S. and B.S. degrees from Bogazici University, Istanbul.

  • Janie Tiedeman

    Vice President, Global Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (ED&I), AECOM

    Janie Tiedeman leads global ED&I strategy and programming at AECOM. Most recently, Tiedeman spearheaded the launch of AECOM’s new flagship ED&I programs including a mentorship initiative and Employee Resource Groups. She leads AECOM’s global ED&I steering committee, comprised of leaders responsible for sharing key ED&I issues and best practices and setting strategic ED&I programming priorities for the company. She is also a member of AECOM’s ESG global counsel, co-leading the social value working group.

    Tiedeman brings a unique perspective to her people and culture work, having pivoted to the ED&I role from a 28-year technical career at AECOM, first as a structural engineer and later leading the strategic growth and operations of our multimodal transportation practice in the Southeast U.S.

    Tiedeman has an undergraduate degree in civil engineering and a master’s degree in structural engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park.

  • James Warnock

    Professor and Founding Chair, School of Chemical, Materials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Georgia

    James N. Warnock is a professor and the founding chair of the School of Chemical, Materials and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Georgia, Athens, USA. Before coming to Athens, Dr. Warnock served as the associate dean for academic affairs at Mississippi State University’s Bagley College of Engineering. He earned a doctorate in chemical engineering and a master’s in biochemical engineering from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom, before completing a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Institute for Bioengineering and Biosciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

    Dr. Warnock has conducted research in the areas of cell and gene biomanufacturing, bioreactor design, tissue engineering and cellular mechanobiology. He is actively involved in engineering education research and has earned international acclaim for his work using problem-based learning to enable students to develop professional skills. He currently serves as the director for Engineering Workforce Development for the NSF Engineering Research Center in Cellular Manufacturing Technologies (CMaT).

    Dr. Warnock is an adjunct director of professional offerings for ABET. In this role, he facilitates the planning, production and execution of the organization’s professional-development programming and directs activities related to educational offerings and workshop-facilitator training.

  • David Whitman

    Professor Emeritus, University of Wyoming

    David L. Whitman, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASEE, is Professor Emeritus at the University of Wyoming. He is a past president of NCEES, an emeritus member of the Wyoming State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors, and the current ABET Treasurer on the Board of Directors. He has been involved with various NCEES committees and has been part of the FE exam preparation since 2001.

  • Mary Leigh Wolfe

    Professor, Department of Biological Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech

    Mary Leigh Wolfe, Ph.D., is Professor in the Department of Biological Systems Engineering (BSE) at Virginia Tech. She served as head of the BSE department for eight and a half years (from December 2009 through June 2018). Wolfe has been an active volunteer and leader in ABET for more than 25 years, serving as program evaluator, Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) chair, Director, and President (2018-2019). She currently serves as the inaugural chair of ABET’s Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Advisory (IDEA) Council, whose charge is to promote inclusivity, diversity, and equity within ABET, its activities, its volunteer base, and its accredited programs. Wolfe served as President of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE), a Member Society of ABET, during 2015-16. Wolfe is a fellow of ASABE, ABET, and the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).