Department of Physics, Computer Science and Engineering

Advisory Board

Our Industry Advisory Board is a select group of engineers, scientists and business professionals who dedicate a portion of their time and expertise to enhancing the quality of our programs.

The board undertakes activities designed to:

  • Strengthen, through their expertise and advice, the educational and research programs of the department
  • Contribute to both the intellectual and personal growth of our students by offering educational opportunities outside the classroom setting
  • Assist the department chair in identifying strategies to increase the impact of department programs and to ensure they are critical to meeting workforce needs
  • Advocate for the department within the college, the broader university and the community

Board of Advisors


Thomas McCreary
Director, enterprise architectures
IBM Federal

Vice Chair

Dr. Robert Hodson
NASA technical fellow for avionics
NASA Langley Research Center


Bharat Amin
Vice president and chief information officer
Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries

Lowell Asher
Project leader and multi-discipline systems engineer

Suzanne Beckstoffer
Chairman of the board
BayPort Credit Union

Allen Butler
President and CEO
Daniel H. Wagner Associates, Inc.

Nee-Yin Chou
President and CEO
CW Optics, Inc.

Dennis Coo
Director, systems engineering
Lockheed Martin

Latifa Elouadrhiri
Senior staff scientist, Hall B
Jefferson Lab

Harry Johnson Sr., D. Eng., LM Fellow
Modeling, simulation and visualization engineering
Lockheed Martin

Tom Keegan
Vice president of engineering
Canon Virginia, Inc.

Lisa Monaco
Vice president and deputy general manager
Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc.

Deborah Morewitz
Director, solutions development
Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries

Monte Robinson
Robinson Engineering

Joe Zanette
Senior director business technology, Information Technology Department
Ferguson and Wolseley Group Services

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