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.

Ann L. Kenimer
Sarah A. Rajala
Global Council Chair
Niaz Latif
Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission Chair
Rebecca Popeck
Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission Chair-Elect
Randal J. Keller
Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission Past Chair
Amanda Reid
Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission Staff Liaison
Jean R.S. Blair
Computing Accreditation Commission Chair
David Gibson
Computing Accreditation Commission Chair-Elect
Rajendra K. Raj
Computing Accreditation Commission Past Chair
Harold Grossman
Computing Accreditation Commission Staff Liaison
Mohammad H. Hosni
Engineering Accreditation Commission Chair
Lorraine Fleming
Engineering Accreditation Commission Chair-Elect
Patricia M. Brackin
Engineering Accreditation Commission Past Chair
M. Dayne Aldridge
Engineering Accreditation Commission Staff Liaison
Douglas R. Bowman
Engineering Accreditation Commission Staff Liaison
Susan Conry
Engineering Accreditation Commission Staff Liaison
Winston Erevelles
Engineering Accreditation Commission Staff Liaison
Carol E. Schulte
Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission Chair
Raju Dandu
Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission Chair-Elect
April Cheung
Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission Past Chair
Frank Hart
Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission Staff Liaison
Joe Sussman
Staff Liaison
Jane Emmet
Staff Liaison
Stephanie Harrington
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.

Cynthia Paschal, Chair
Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, School of Engineering
Vanderbilt University
David Tomasko, Vice-Chair
Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education and Services
The Ohio State University
Emily Allen
Dean Emerita, College of Engineering, Computer Science and Technology
California State University, Los Angeles
Kenneth Ball
Dean, Volgenau College of Engineering
George Mason University
Oscar Barton, Jr.
Dean, Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. School of Engineering
Morgan State 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
Jared Cutler
Assistant Provost
Sinclair Community College
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
James Zhang
Kettering University
Ellayne Ganzfried
Board Liaison
Joe Sussman
Staff Liaison

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.

Sarah A. Rajala, Chair
Dean Emerita, Iowa State University
Professor Emerita, North Carolina State University
Magdy Akladios
Professor and Department Chair
University of Houston-Clear Lake
Bopaya Bidanda
Professor of Industrial Engineering
University of Pittsburgh
Thomas Bieler
Professor Dept. Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Michigan State University
Justin Biller
Emerson Graham + Associates
Alexis Clare
Professor of Glass Science
New York State College of Ceramics
David Holger
Iowa State University
Lawrence Jones
Carnegie Mellon University
Charles Menke
Machine Development Manager
Caterpillar Inc.
Debra Reinhart
University of Central Florida
Jamie Rogers
Regents’ Outstanding Teacher, Professor & Associate Chair
Industrial & Mfg. Systems Engineering,
University of Texas at Arlington
Ece Yaprak
Wayne State University
Daniela Iacona
Staff Liaison

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility Advisory Council

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility Advisory Council “the IDEA Council” promotes inclusivity, diversity, equity, and accessibility within ABET, its activities, its volunteer base, and its accredited programs.

Richard Olawoyin, Chair
Associate Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Oakland University
Thomas Bieler
Michigan State University
Dianne Chong
Imelda Cossette
Executive Director and PI
MatEdU Online – Materials Science
Edmonds Community College
Monica Gray
Associate Dean
College of Engineering The University of Texas
Michael Johnson
Texas A&M University
Carolyn Judge
Associate Professor, Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering
United States Naval Academy
John Koon
Professor of the Practice
Environmental Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
Kirk Lindstrom
Sr. Compensation Analyst
Salt Lake County
Stephen Phillips
Professor and Director
Arizona State University
Donna Reese
Professor Emerita
Mississippi State University
Deborah Trytten
Associate Professor
University of Oklahoma
Jessica Silwick
Staff Liaison

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.

Richard Hope, Chair
Senior Vice President, Water Technical Practice Leader
Suzanne M. Beckstoffer, Vice-Chair
Consultant; Director Engineering, retired
Newport News Shipbuilding
Jeffrey Abell, Past Chair
Director, Manufacturing Systems Research Lab
General Motors
Naguib Attia
VP, Global University Programs
Jennifer Bradford
Program Manager for Siemens Empowers Education – Learning and Credentialing
Siemens Digital Industries Software
Bret Clausen
ESH Manager
Matthew Conwell
Director, Operations Engineering
Michael Foss
Head of Ocean Operations, NA
Lou Gritzo
Vice President, Research
FM Global
Anand Raman
Vice President, Technology and Operations
Climax Molybdenum Co.
Hy D. Tran
Senior Scientist
Sandia National Laboratories
Anita Yadav
Manager, Electrical Components
Cat Electronics, Integrated Components & Solutions
Caterpillar Inc.
Charles Menke
Board Liaison
Stephanie Harrington
Staff Liaison
Joe Sussman
Staff Liaison