Succeeding on the Business Stage, and is the author of Augustine’s Laws and Augustine’s Travels. He holds 26 honorary degrees and was selected by Who’s Who in America and the Library of Congress as one of “Fifty Great Americans” on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Who’s Who. He has traveled in 109 countries and stood on both the North Pole and the South Pole. Mr. Augustine graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University, where he earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering.
C.D. (Dan) Mote, Jr. (NAE), Co-chair, is Regents Professor and Glenn L. Martin Institute Professor of Engineering at the University of Maryland. He served as president of the university from 1998 to 2010. Under his leadership, academic programs flourished, leading the university to its position of 36th in the world ranking by the Academic Ranking of World Universities. Dr. Mote is a leader in the national dialogue on higher education; his analyses of shifting funding models have been featured in local and national media. He has testified on major educational issues before the U.S. Congress, representing the university and higher-education associations on the problem of visa barriers for international students and scholars, on global competitiveness, and on deemed export control issues. He has served and currently serves on National Research Council (NRC) committees that work to identify challenges to U.S. leadership in key areas of science and technology. He chaired the 2010 NRC study that produced the report S&T Strategies of Six Countries: Implications for the United States, served as vice chair of the Department of Defense Basic Research Committee, is a member and an officer of the National Academy of Engineering, co-chairs the Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable, and serves on the Governing Board of the NRC. In 2004-2005, Dr. Mote served as president of the Atlantic Coast Conference. In its last ranking in 2002, Washington Business Forward magazine counted him among the top 20 most influential leaders in the region.
Prior to assuming the presidency of the University of Maryland, Dr. Mote served on the faculty of the University of California (UC), Berkeley, for 31 years. From 1991 to 1998, he was vice chancellor at UC Berkeley, held an endowed chair in Mechanical Systems, and was president of the UC Berkeley Foundation. He led a comprehensive capital campaign for UC Berkeley that raised $1.4 billion. He earlier served as chair of UC Berkeley’s Department of Mechanical Engineering and led the department to its number one ranking in the National Research Council review of graduate program effectiveness.
Dr. Mote is internationally recognized for his research on the dynamics of gyroscopic systems and the biomechanics of snow skiing, and he has produced more than 300 publications. He also holds patents in the United States, Norway, Finland, and Sweden, and has mentored 58 Ph.D. students. Dr. Mote has received numerous awards and honors, including the Humboldt Prize awarded by the Federal Republic of Germany. He is a recipient of the Berkeley Citation from the University of California, and was named Distinguished Engineering Alumnus. He has received three honorary doctorates, is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, an honorary member of the ASME International, and a fellow of the International Academy of Wood Science, the Acoustical Society of America, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 2005, he was named recipient of the J.P. Den Hartog Award by the ASME International to honor his lifelong contribution to the teaching and/or practice of vibration engineering. He received the 2005 Founders Award from the National Academy of Engineering in recognition of his comprehensive body of work on the dynamics of moving flexible structures and for leadership in academia. He received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.
Burt S. Barnow is the Amsterdam Professor of Public Service and Economics at the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration at George Washington University. He has more than 30 years of experience as an economist in the fields of workforce investment, program evaluation, performance analysis, labor economics, welfare, poverty, child support, and fatherhood programs. Prior to his service at George Washington University, Dr. Barnow was associate director for research at the Johns Hopkins University’s Institute for Policy Studies, where he worked for 18 years. Prior to that, he worked for 8 years at the Lewin Group and nearly 9 years at the U.S. Department of Labor, including 4 years as director of the Office of Research and Evaluation in the Employment and Training Administration. Prior to holding those positions, Dr. Barnow was an assistant professor of economics at the University of Pittsburgh. He has a B.S. degree in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has extensive experience