Appendix D
Biographies of Organizing Committee Members and Rapporteur

Linda P. B. Katehi (Chair)

Linda Katehi is the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Prior to joining the University of Illinois, she served as the John A. Edwardson Dean of Engineering and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Graduate Education in the College of Engineering and Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.


Dr Katehi has pioneered the development of on-wafer integration techniques that led to low-cost, high-performance integrated circuits for radar, satellite, and wireless applications. She has supervised, mentored and graduated over 70 post doctoral fellows, PhD and MS students in Electrical and Computer Engineering 21 of whom are faculty members in research universities in the US and abroad. She has focused on expanding research opportunities for undergraduate students and improving the education and professional experience of graduate students, with emphasis on underrepresented groups.


Dr Katehi is a member of many national committees and boards including member of the National Academy of Engineering and fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). She has served as the chair of the NSF Advisory Committee to the Engineering Directorate, a member of the NRC Army Research Lab Advisory Committee, a member of the NSF Advisory Committee to CISE and a member of the Advisory Board of the Extraordinary Women Engineers Project. She is also a member of the NAE committee on the Assessing the Engineering Research Enterprise in the US.


John Seely Brown

John Seely Brown (JSB) is a visiting scholar at the University of Southern California and was the Chief Scientist of Xerox Corporation until April 2002. He previously served as the director of the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) until June 2000—a position he held for twelve years. While head of PARC, Brown expanded the role of corporate research to include such topics as organizational learning, complex adaptive systems, micro electrical mechanical system (MEMS) and NANO technology.


JSB’s personal research interests include digital culture and rich media, ubiquitous computing, web service architectures and organizational and individual learning. A major focus of his research over the years has been in human and community learning. Part scientist, part artist and part strategist, JSB’s views are unique and distinguished by a broad view of the human contexts in which technologies operate and a healthy skepticism about whether or not change always represents genuine progress. He is the author of many influential publications on learning,



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Appendix D Biographies of Organizing Committee Members and Rapporteur Linda P. B. Katehi (Chair) Linda Katehi is the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Prior to joining the University of Illinois, she served as the John A. Edwardson Dean of Engineering and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Graduate Education in the College of Engineering and Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. Dr Katehi has pioneered the development of on-wafer integration techniques that led to low-cost, high-performance integrated circuits for radar, satellite, and wireless applications. She has supervised, mentored and graduated over 70 post doctoral fellows, PhD and MS students in Electrical and Computer Engineering 21 of whom are faculty members in research universities in the US and abroad. She has focused on expanding research opportunities for undergraduate students and improving the education and professional experience of graduate students, with emphasis on underrepresented groups. Dr Katehi is a member of many national committees and boards including member of the National Academy of Engineering and fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). She has served as the chair of the NSF Advisory Committee to the Engineering Directorate, a member of the NRC Army Research Lab Advisory Committee, a member of the NSF Advisory Committee to CISE and a member of the Advisory Board of the Extraordinary Women Engineers Project. She is also a member of the NAE committee on the Assessing the Engineering Research Enterprise in the US. John Seely Brown John Seely Brown (JSB) is a visiting scholar at the University of Southern California and was the Chief Scientist of Xerox Corporation until April 2002. He previously served as the director of the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) until June 2000—a position he held for twelve years. While head of PARC, Brown expanded the role of corporate research to include such topics as organizational learning, complex adaptive systems, micro electrical mechanical system (MEMS) and NANO technology. JSB’s personal research interests include digital culture and rich media, ubiquitous computing, web service architectures and organizational and individual learning. A major focus of his research over the years has been in human and community learning. Part scientist, part artist and part strategist, JSB’s views are unique and distinguished by a broad view of the human contexts in which technologies operate and a healthy skepticism about whether or not change always represents genuine progress. He is the author of many influential publications on learning, 27

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including “Learning in the Digital Age” (2002) and “The Social Life of Learning: How can Continuing Education be Reconfigured in the Future” (2002). JSB is a Fellow of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence and a Trustee of Brown University, the MacArthur Foundation and In-Q-Tel. He also serves on numerous boards of directors and advisory boards. He received the 1998 Industrial Research Institute Medal for outstanding accomplishments in technological innovation. James J Duderstadt Dr. James J. Duderstadt is President Emeritus and University Professor of Science and Engineering at the University of Michigan, where he has also served as Dean of the College of Engineering, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and President. He currently holds a university-wide faculty appointment as University Professor of Science and Engineering, directing the University’s program in Science, Technology, and Public Policy, and chairing the Michigan Energy Research Council coordinating energy research on the campus. Dr. Duderstadt currently serves on or chairs several major national study commissions in areas including federal science policy, higher education, information technology, and energy sciences, including NSF’s Advisory Committee on Cyberinfrastructure, the National Commission on the Future of Higher Education, the AGB Task Force on the State of the University Presidency, the Intelligence Science Board, and the Executive Board of the AAAS. Patrick J Natale Patrick J. Natale has served as the Executive Director of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) since November 2002. ASCE is the oldest national professional engineering society. He provides executive leadership to a staff of more than 230 and an active volunteer workforce of over 7,500, facilitating ASCE's tradition of supplying high-quality and high-value products and services to its members and other customers worldwide. In May 2003, Natale became President of the American Society of Civil Engineers Foundation (ASCE Foundation). The ASCE Foundation owns and manages ASCE’s World Headquarters building in Reston, Virginia and has a mission to generate resources for the civil engineering profession. In January of 1999, Natale was appointed the Executive Director of the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), a national organization of 60,000 members representing licensed engineers from all technical disciplines. Prior to joining NSPE, he held numerous top-level management positions with the Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) of New Jersey. Natale holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Newark College of Engineering, and an M.S. in Engineering Management from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He has completed the Executive Management Program at Yale University, and is a licensed Professional Engineer in New Jersey. He is also a Certified Association Executive (CAE). James B Porter James B. Porter, Jr. has been chief engineer and vice president - Engineering and Operations for DuPont since July 1, 2006. He has served in a variety of field and business units at DuPont 28

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including the vice chairman of the DuPont Corporate Operations Network. He has extensive knowledge about the chemical industry and the educational needs of its technical workforce. Mr. Porter has served as chair for the Construction Industry Institute (CII) and Delaware’s United Negro College Fund. He was the 2004 recipient of CII’s Carroll H. Dunn Award of Excellence and in 2005 received the Engineering and Construction Contracting Association Achievement Award. He is a member of the Board of Directors for AIChE, FIATECH, the Mascaro Sustainability Initiative, and the Fieldbus Foundation and participates on various industry advisory boards including AIChE’s Center for Chemical Process Safety and is a member of the University of Tennessee’s College of Engineering Board of Advisors and the National Academy of Construction. He was the first recipient of FIATECH’s “James B. Porter, Jr. Award for Technology Leadership.” He is a member of the Board of Governors of the Argonne National Laboratory. Elizabeth Shanahan Betty Shanahan became the executive director and CEO for the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) in 2002. Prior to joining SWE, Betty spent 24 years in development, engineering management, and marketing for the electronics and software industries. Over her career has been responsible for products and technologies in document viewing and conversion, parallel processing, signal-processing, and computer-aided software engineering. Most recently she was the vice president of product management and marketing for the Software Components Division of Stellent, Inc. Betty has earned a B.S. in electrical engineering from Michigan State University, a Master of Software Engineering from the Wang Institute of Graduate Studies, and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business. Betty participates in several forums that advance diversity in the STEM pipeline and engineering profession, including the JETS Board of Directors, Clemson University College of Engineering and Science Advisory Board, the National Girls Collaborative Project Champions Board, and the Engineers Week Diversity Council. Betty is a fellow life member of SWE, a Certified Association Executive, and a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the Association for Computing Machinery, and the American Society of Association Executives. Philip T Woodrow Philip T. Woodrow works in the Merck Manufacturing Division of Merck & Co., Inc. as Executive Director, Strategy & Integration. His responsibilities include groups providing technical expertise in the materials science and engineering and applied statistics and data analysis areas. In addition, he is responsible for business process support to Merck’s capital program, rotational entry point programs for new engineering and science talent and other entry level technical talent programs, processes and associated grants. Previous responsibilities included positions related to compliance initiatives and process development for new drug candidates. Prior to joining Merck, Dr. Woodrow was Corporate Director, Process Technology for Rhone- Poulenc, Inc. Before this he worked at Union Carbide in several divisions and locations, his 29

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final position was as Director of Research and Development for the Union Carbide Agricultural Products Co., Inc. Dr. Woodrow received B. S., M. Eng., and D. Eng. degrees all in Chemical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1971, 1972, and 1974 respectively. At Rensselaer, he is the chair of the ChE Industrial Advisory Council and a member of the Key Executives group. He is also a member of the ChE Dept Advisory Committee at the University of Texas at Austin. He is also a member of the Management Advisory Committee for the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME). Wm. A Wulf Dr. Bill Wulf is currently University AT&T Professor at the University of Virginia. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of ACM a Fellow of IEEE and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 1997 he was elected President of the National Academy of Engineering and he held that position until 2006. He is the author or co- author of three books, two patents and over 100 papers on national science policy, computer architecture, security, and hardware-software codesign. Dr Wulf has experience in academia, industry and federal government. He started his academic career at Carnegie Mellon University as Assistant Professor of Computer Science, becoming Associate Professor in 1973 and Professor in 1975. In 1981 he left Carnegie-Mellon and founded Tartan Laboratories and served as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer until 1988. The next two years he was Assistant Director of the National Science Foundation. Dr Wulf has a keen interest in lifelong learning for S&E professionals and continues to write and speak on this topic. Debasish Dutta (Rapporteur and Program Chair) Debasish (Deba) Dutta is Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate College at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, and a Scholar-in-Residence at the National Academy of Engineering. During 2004-07 he served at the National Science Foundation as Acting Director of the Division of Graduate Education, IGERT Program Director and as Advisor in the Office of Assistant Director, Education and Human Resources. He chaired the Learning and Workforce Development sub-committee during the development of NSF’s Cyberinfrastructure Strategy (Vision for 21st Century Discovery). At Illinois, Dutta is Edward William and Jane Marr Gutgsell Professor of Mechanical Science and Engineering. Prior to this he was on the faculty of mechanical engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. A Fellow of ASME, Deba Dutta has received several awards including the ASME Design Automation award and the NSF Director’s Award for Collaborative Excellence. He is a member of AAAS, ASEE and SME. 30