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Appendix A Committee Member Biographies Juliet Garcia (Chair), is President of the University of Texas at Browns- ville and Texas Southmost College, and is the first Mexican-American woman in the nation selected to lead a college or a university. She is widely known for her pioneering effort to design and establish a unique partnership between the pre-existing community college and the newly created University of Texas at Brownsville. Under her leadership the newly created âcommunity universityâ has grown from 7,300 to almost 14,000 students, expanded its degree offerings to multiple new associate, bachelorâs and graduate programs, and transformed a 47-acre community college campus into a 380-acre university campus with new state-of-the- art facilities. In addition, hundreds of well-credentialed faculty members have been recruited to launch new programs in disciplines ranging from physics to environmental sciences, and the quality of the graduates has also been improved dramatically. Research programs in physics and bio- medicine have benefited from collaborative efforts with other universities. Dr. Garcia serves on the board of directors for the Public Welfare Founda- tion, the Ford Foundation, Campus Compact, and the National Audubon Society. She is the former Chair of the American Council on Education and the Advisory Committee to Congress on Student Financial Assistance and the former Vice Chair of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. She holds a doctorate in communication and linguistics from The University of Texas at Austin and honorary doctorate degrees from Notre Dame and Brown University. 41
42 PARTNERSHIPS FOR EMERGING RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS ERROLL B. DAVIS, JR. serves as Chancellor of the University System of Georgia, a post he took on February 6, 2006. Prior to joining the University System, he served as Chairman of the Board of Alliant Energy Corpora- tion, an energy holding company based in Madison, Wisconsin, with $8.3 billion in total assets and annual operating revenues of $3.0 billion. He holds an MBA in finance from the University of Chicago. He joined Alli- ant in 1998 as president and chief executive officer. Prior to the creation of Alliant Energy, Davis served as president and CEO of WPL Holdings (Wisconsin Power and Light), from 1990 to 1998. From 1978 to 1990, Erroll rose through the senior management ranks at Wisconsin Power and Light Company, starting as vice president of finance and ending as CEO and president. His career also includes corporate finance positions at Xerox Corporation and Ford Motor Company. Erroll Davis is someone who has a passion about education and has devoted a considerable amount of his personal time and financial resources to this end. He and his wife Elaine established the Davis Family Foundation, which makes annual grants to numerous students in need. He previously served as a member of the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents, from 1987 to 1994, and as a former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Carnegie Mellon Uni- versity, of which he is a life member. He presently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Chicago. He also is a member of the Board of Directors of BP p.l.c., PPG Industries, Inc., and Union Pacific Corp., and numerous professional associations and civic organizations. In 2004, he was elected to the U.S. Olympic Committee Board, and chairs the USOCâs Audit Committee. DARYUSH ILA, Alabama A&M University Research Institute, is an expert in ionâmatter interactions and has authored or coauthored over 200 publi- cations, five books, and one book chapter in this area. He holds a Ph.D. in condensed matter physics from the University of Massachusetts. At Ala- bama A&M, an HBCU, he has built up a research program that has gar- nered over $45 million and has led to the creation of the AAMU Research Institute, a university-owned 501(c)(3) that Dr. Ila founded and directs. He also founded the Center for Irradiation of Materials at AAMU. In addi- tion to his AAMU responsibilities, Dr. Ila is the campus director of the AAMU-Space Grant Consortium (since 1989), Secretary of the South East- ern Section of University Space Research Association (USRA), Director of the Advanced Propulsion Materials Center at AAMU, and Director of the Alabama DoD EPSCoR Program. Dr. Ila has chaired multiple committees in national professional societies. He is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Massachusetts at Lowell.
APPENDIX A 43 WAYNE JOHNSON is the Vice President for Hewlett-Packard Companyâs University Relations Worldwide, located at HP Laboratories in Palo Alto, California. He is responsible for higher education programs in research, marketing and sales, recruitment, continuing education, public affairs, and philanthropy. Johnson joined HP in July 2001 from Microsoftâs Uni- versity Relations Department, where he managed program managers and administrative staff across a customer base of 50 tier-one universi- ties. From 1967 to 2000, he held a variety of positions at the Raytheon Company in Lexington, Massachusetts, including national sales manager for Wireless Solutions, manager of International Financing and Business Development, manager of Administration and Strategic Planning for Raytheonâs Research Division, and manager of Program Development and Operations for Technical Services. Johnson received his B.A. in 1967 from Colgate University, Hamilton, NY and his MBA in 1971 from Bos- ton Collegeâs Carroll School, Boston, MA. He serves on the boards of the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology (ABIWT), MentorNet (MN), and the Alliance for Science and Technology Research in America (ASTRA). He also belongs to NASAâs Educational Advisory Commit- tee, the NSF Corporate Foundation Alliance (CFA), Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) Industrial Advisory Board, and the International Conference on Engineering Education (ICEE), and is a member of the Glion Colloquium, as well as being a member of the Presidentâs Council of Olin College. Johnson sponsors and leads the Bay Area Science and Innovation Consortium (BASIC). VIJAYA MELNICK is Professor Emeritus of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Director of the Office of Sponsored Research & Programs, University of the District of Columbia. She served as the Director of the Center for Applied Research and Urban Policy for a number of years. She is Associate Director, International Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Immunology, at the Georgetown University Medical Center and a mem- ber of the Health Care Ethics Faculty at the Howard University Medical College. She is the First Vice President of the International Health Aware- ness Network. She has served as a senior science advisor to the Lemelson Center for Inventions & Innovations, National Museum of American His- tory of the Smithsonian Institution; and as a science advisor and member of the faculty of the Einstein Institute for Science Health & the Courts. She has served as principal investigator on several research projects and has authored numerous articles and books. She serves on boards and execu- tive committees of national and international organizations concerned with health and/or education. She received her Ph.D. and postdoctoral training from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
44 PARTNERSHIPS FOR EMERGING RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS TERRENCE MILLAR is a professor of mathematics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he has been a faculty member since 1976. He holds a Ph.D. from Cornell University in mathematical logic. At UW, he has held a number of administrative posts, including Acting Associate Vice Chancellor, Interim Director of the Graduate Student Professional Development Office, and currently, Graduate School Associate Dean for the Physical Sciences. He has a strong interest in STEM education, having served as chair of the Wisconsin Mathematics Departmentâs Emerging Scholars Program (the Treisman calculus program intended to improve minority participation and performance), interim co-director of the NSF National Institute for Science Education, chair of an NSF-funded national forum on graduate education, and principal investigator and project director on several NSF-funded STEM grants, including two K-12 grants and (currently) a comprehensive Math-Science Partnership award. He has a strong interest in the meaningful integration of research in the natural sciences, mathematics, and engineering at all levels of education. The subject matter of his publications includes both mathematics (Model Theory and Computable Model Theory) and STEM education (graduate and K-12). DIANA NATALICIO was named president of the University of Texas at El Paso in 1988. During her long and distinguished career with the university, she has served as Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean of Liberal Arts, and Chair of the Modern Languages Department. During her tenure as president, UTEPâs enrollment has grown to nearly 20,000 students, its annual budget has tripled from $80 million to $250 million, research expenditures have grown from less than $5 million to more than $46 million per year. The number of doctoral programs has increased from one to 14 during this same period. She has served as a member and vice chair of the National Science Board, and her current appoint- ments include the boards of the Rockefeller Foundation, the U.S.-Mexico Foundation for Science, National Action Council for Minorities in Engi- neering, Trinity Industries, and Sandia Corporation. She is the recipient of the Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education, was inducted into the Texas Womenâs Hall of Fame, and was honored by the Texas Exes with the Distinguished Alumnus Award at The University of Texas at Austin. A graduate of St. Louis University, Dr. Natalicio earned a masterâs degree in Portuguese and a doctorate in linguistics from the University of Texas at Austin. T. JOAN ROBINSON is the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Morgan State University. She received her Ph.D. in endocrinol- ogy and cell biology at Howard University in Washington, D.C. After
APPENDIX A 45 obtaining her degree, she pursued postdoctoral studies at the Mayo Clinic in the laboratory of cellular and molecular biology and at the Laboratory of Chemistry at NIDDK, NIH. Subsequent to this training, she taught and conducted extramurally funded research as an assistant professor at North Carolina A&T State University from 1983 to 1989; as Associate Professor of Pharmacology at Xavier University of Louisiana from 1989 to 1993; as Professor and Chair of the Biology Department at Morgan State University from 1993 to 1998; and as Professor and Dean of the School of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences from 1998 to 2004. Throughout her academic career, Dr. Robinson has trained post- doctoral fellows, several graduate, and undergraduate students in the research laboratory. Dr. Robinsonâs research career has garnered grant awards totaling approximately $40 million from the National Institutes of Health through programs such as RCMI, RIMI, MARC, BRIDGES, MBRS, and K.14 awards; and from the National Science Foundation. Dr. Robinson has also received the Outstanding Chairperson Award and the Outstanding Award in Grantsmanship at Morgan State University, the Most Distinguished Ph.D. Alumnus at Howard University, and the Minor- ity Access 2001 National Role Model Award. She was also named Woman of the Year for 2003 by the American Bibliographic Institute. Currenty, Dr. Robinson serves as a member of the National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council and on the University Board of Trustees, Carlow Univer- sity, Pittsburgh, PA. In the past, she served as a consultant to and as Chair of the National Institute of General Medical Science (NIGMS)/Minority Biomedical Research Support (MBRS) Subcommittee Review Panel; as President of the Program Directorsâ Organization for the Research Infra- structure in Minority Institution (RIMI) Program, and as a consultant on the U.S. Army Science Board where she provided advice to the Secretary of the Army on science and related matters. Dr. Robinson is also the co- editor of the International Journal of Cellular and Molecular Biology. JUAN M. SANCHEZ is the Vice President for Research at the University of Texas at Austin and holder of the Temple Foundation Endowed Profes- sorship #4 in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He obtained his B.S. in Physics at the University of Cordoba, Argentina, and completed his M.S. and Ph.D. in Materials Science at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Sanchez is the author and co-author of over 140 technical publications on a wide range of topics in materials science and engineer- ing. His current research interests are in the electronic, thermodynamic and structural properties of materials including intermetallic compounds, magnetic and non-magnetic alloys, thin films and magnetic multilayers. Dr. Sanchez serves on the Council of Federal Relations of the Association of American Universities and on the Board of Directors as Council Vice
46 PARTNERSHIPS FOR EMERGING RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS Chair for the Oak Ridge Associated Universities and the Texas Nanotech- nology Initiative. He also serves as a Representative to the Government- University-Industry Research Roundtable of the National Academies, as Trustee for the Southeastern Universities Research Association, Inc., as a Board Member of the Institutional Oversight Committee for the National Partnership for Advanced Computing Infrastructure (NPACI), the Board of Visitors of the US Army War College, Member of the International Consulting Board, Advisory Board for the Texas Coalition for Capital, the National Scientific and Policy Advisory Council for the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, and member of the AusTech Alliance of the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce. MARCUS SHUTE currently serves as Vice President for Research and Sponsored Programs and Professor in the College of Engineering, Tech- nology, and Computer Science at Tennessee State University, an HBCU. During his career, Dr. Shute has served as a project team leader and Distin- guished Member of Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories, AT&T and Lucent Technologies; as Vice President of Engineering and as Vice President of Advanced Technologies at Luxcore Networks, Inc., an optical networking systems start-up company; CEO of Shute Enterprises, Inc., a consulting firm; President and Chairman of Nile Valle Investment Group, Inc., a real estate investment company; and co-founder and director of Aspire 2B, Inc. He has a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and has published extensively and acquired patents in the areas of optical fiber communications, wireless communications, optical fiber amplifiers, planar waveguide technology, polarization phenomena, and electronic materials.