The Dean's Advisory Council is comprised of accomplished alumni and friends from industry, government, and academia who are dedicated to excellence in engineering education, research and innovation and share a commitment to building strategic academic-industry partnerships. Its members serve as ambassadors for UMass Engineering and provide invaluable insight, contacts, and support to help the Dean set priorities and garner the necessary resources to move the College forward. The council meets biannually, in the spring and fall.
Kokui Adesokan ’09 ChE
Associate Director, CIPT Leader, GTF Program, Pratt & Whitney
John Armstrong ’03 Hon
Vice President for Science and Technology (retired), IBM
Rena Bizios ’68 ChE
Lutcher Brown Endowed Chair
Prof. of Biomedical Engineering, University of Texas at San Antonio
Ruth Bonsignore ’83 CEE
Founder, Flink Consulting, LLC
Julie DelVecchio Savage ’79, ’85MS, ’90PhD IE/OR
Director, National Security Engineering Center, The MITRE Corporation
Stephen Gordon ’89MS ECE
Founder, CTO, Vice President of Engineering (retired), Immedia Semiconductor
Robert Gorman ’63 ME
Co-founder & CEO (retired), Applied Physical Sciences, Inc.
Gillian Gregory ’82MS, ’86PhD CEE
Vice President, GEI Consultants, Inc.
Divi Gupta ’00, ’06MS ECE
Vice President & General Mgr.
Ultrasonic Fingerprint Business Unit, TDK USA Corporation
Marshall Jones ’72MS, ’74PhD ME
Principal Engineer (retired), GE Global Research
Barun Kar ’95PhD ECE
Senior Vice President of Engineering, Palo Alto Networks
Raymond Laplante ’87 ChE
Council Vice Chair
Dir. of Polyolefin Technology, Westlake Chemical Corp.
Renee Harbers Liddell ’85 IE
Founder and CEO, Harbers Family Foundation
Kenneth Lloyd ’73 MIE
Vice President of Manufacturing (retired), Electro Switch Business Trust
Adam Miller ’93 CEE
Owner, Summit Design + Build, LLC
Edward Price ’90 ChE
Founder & Chief Executive Officer, PCI Synthesis
Jonathan Roskill ’85 EE
CEO, Acumatica, Inc.
Akshaya Shanmugam ’12 MS, ’15 PhD ECE
Sr. Clinical Development Engineer, Intuitive
Tamara Sobers ’12MS, ’17PhD ECE
Wireless Communications Engineer and Group Leader, The MITRE Corporation
Edwin (Ned) Thomas ’69 ME
Erle Nye ’59 Chair II & Hagler Institute Fellow, College of Engineering, Texas A&M University