ABET Councils

Accreditation Council

Our Accreditation Council formulates and recommends to our leadership, policies and procedures regarding accreditation activities. Its mission is to improve processes and promote uniformity across the Accreditation Commissions.


Bret Clausen
Jamie Rogers
Global Council Chair
J. Torey Nalbone
Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission Chair
Alice Greife
Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission Chair-Elect
Robert D. Soule
Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission Past-Chair
Amanda Reid
Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission Staff Liaison
John L. Schnase
Computing Accreditation Commission Chair
Ronald P. Doyle
Computing Accreditation Commission Chair-Elect
Donna Reese
Computing Accreditation Commission Past-Chair
Harold Grossman
Computing Accreditation Commission Staff Liaison
Jeffrey R. Keaton
Engineering Accreditation Commission Chair
Jeffrey W. Fergus
Engineering Accreditation Commission Chair-Elect
Ann L. Kenimer
Engineering Accreditation Commission Past-Chair
M. Dayne Aldridge
Engineering Accreditation Commission Staff Liaison
Winston Erevelles
Engineering Accreditation Commission Staff Liaison
Douglas R. Bowman
Engineering Accreditation Commission Staff Liaison
Susan Conry
Engineering Accreditation Commission Staff Liaison
James A. Lookadoo
Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission Chair
Thomas M. Hall
Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission Chair-Elect
Scott C. Dunning
Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission Past-Chair
Frank Hart
Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission Staff Liaison
Joe Sussman
Staff Liaison
Jane Emmet
Staff Liaison
Ellen L. Stokes
Staff Liaison

Academic Advisory Council

The Academic Advisory Council (AAC) provides our leadership with access to academic viewpoints on issues of accreditation involving applied and natural science, computing, engineering and engineering technology education.

It also guides our organization in matters affecting the relevant professions, reactions to proposed programs, procedures and policies as they relate to the education sector of our constituencies. The AAC also works as a communication channel between us and the academic community.

Through increased participation at all levels of our organization, AAC members develop and implement mechanisms to engage diverse audiences of the academic community in our accreditation activities.


Jeffrey L. Ray, Chair
Dean and Professor, College of Engineering and Technology
Western Carolina University
Emily Allen
Dean, College of Engineering, Computer Science and Technology
California State University, Los Angeles
Kenneth Ball
Dean, Volgenau College of Engineering
George Mason University
Jaime Bonilla Rios
Associate Dean, National School of Engineering and Science
Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico
Keith Bowman
Dean, College of Engineering and Information Technology
University of Maryland – Baltimore County
Kenneth Burbank
Director, School of Engineering Technology
Purdue University
Molly Gribb
Dean, College of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science
University of Wisconsin-Platteville
Charles Isbell
Dean, College of Computing
Georgia Tech
Keith Johnson
Chair, Engineering, Engineering Technology, and Surveying
East Tennessee State University
Javier Kypuros
Dean, College of Engineering
University of Texas at Tyler
Cecilia Alexandra Paredes Verduga
Cynthia Paschal
Senior Associate Dean, School of Engineering
Vanderbilt University
David Tomasko
Associate Dean, Undergraduate Education and Services
The Ohio State University
James Zhang
Kettering University
Joe Sussman
Staff Liaison
Chief Accreditation Officer, Chief Information Officer

Global Council

The Global Council (GC) advises our Board on policies and procedures to enhance our global presence. This includes participation in new mutual recognition agreements (MRAs), memoranda of understanding (MOUs) and substantial equivalency recognition of educational programs outside of the U.S.


Jamie Rogers, Chair
Regents’ Outstanding Teacher, Professor & Associate Chair
Industrial & Mfg. Systems Engineering,
University of Texas at Arlington
Gillian Mary Bond
Professor, Department Chair, Professor Emeritus
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
Phillip J. Brown
Systems Engineering Associates
Walter W. Buchanan
Texas A&M University
Hamid Fonooni
Director, Ergonomics Program
University of California
Louis Guerrazzi
Professional Practice Society of Fire Protection Engineers
David K. Holger
(Retired) Associate Provost for Academic Programs
Dean of the Graduate College
Iowa State University
Lawrence G. Jones
(Retired) Distinguished Principal Researcher
Software Engineering Institute (SEI) of
Carnegie Mellon University
John H. Koon
John H. Koon & Associates
Environmental Engineers
Thomas A. Lenox
Executive Vice President Emeritus
American Society of Civil Engineers
Suzanne McIntosh
Associate Professor
NYU Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
S.K. Ramesh
Dean and Professor of ECE
California State University, Northridge
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Scott Teare
New Mexico Tech/Electrical Engineering Department
Stanley Thomas
Associate Professor of Computer Science
Wake Forest University
Daniela Iacona
Staff Liaison
Senior Manager-International Relations and Board Operations
Michael Milligan
Staff Liaison
Executive Director

Industry Advisory Council

The Industry Advisory Council (IAC) provides ABET leadership with the perspectives of major employers on accreditation policy issues, works with company leaders to develop channels for Program Evaluator recruitment from industry and acts as an advocate for the meaning and value of ABET accreditation to major technical employers and other key ABET stakeholders.


Ronald Hinn, Jr., Chair
Vice President, Training
Jeffrey Abell, Vice-Chair
Director, Global Research & Development
General Motors Company
Charles Menke, Past-Chair
Machine Development Manager
Caterpillar, Inc.
Suzanne M. Beckstoffer
(Retired) Chief Engineer
Newport News Shipbuilding
Edward Calusinski
IBM Fellow and Vice President of Technology
Amine Chigani
Chief Technology Officer & Vice President of Engineering
Sentient Science
Michael Creed
Chairman of the Board
McKim & Creed
Michael Foss
Logistics Optimization, Compliance and Controls
Amazon Transportation Services
Wahid Hermina
Senior Manager, Materials Aging and Reliability
Sandia National Laboratories
Richard Hope
Senior Vice President, Water Technical Practice Leader
Navid Jam
Mandiant, a FireEye Company
Larry McCallister
Chief, Engineering
US Army Corps of Engineering
Jon D. Ness
President, Director of Engineering
RFA Engineering
Anand Raman
Vice President, Technology and Operations
Climax Molybdenum Co.
Garry Roedler
Engineering Outreach Manager
Lockheed Martin Corporate Engineering
James Ruddell
Vice President
WSP/Parsons Brinckerhoff
Janice Zdankus
Vice President, Customer Experience & Quality Knowledge Management
Hewlett-Packard Company
Joe Sussman
Staff Liaison
Chief Accreditation Officer, Chief Information Officer