Leah H. Jamieson
Dr. Leah Jamieson (NAE) is Ransburg Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University, John A. Edwardson Dean Emerita of the College of Engineering, and holds a courtesy appointment in Purdue’s School of Engineering Education. She is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. She is co-founder and past director of the Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) program. She was an inaugural recipient of the NSF Director’s Award for Distinguished Teaching Scholars. Dr. Jamieson served on the steering committee for the NAE report Changing the Conversation: Developing Effective Messages for Improving Public Understanding of Engineering and for the NRC report Barriers and Opportunities for 2-Year and 4-Year STEM Degrees: Systemic Change to Support Students’ Diverse Pathways. She has served as president and CEO of the IEEE, board chair of the Anita Borg Institute, and co-chair of the Computing Research Association’s Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research. She received a B.S. in mathematics from MIT and M.A., M.S.E, and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering and computer science, all from Princeton University. She has been awarded honorary doctorates by Drexel University and the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
Erick C. Jones
Dr. Erick Jones is a Professor and Associate Dean for Graduate Studies in the College of Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). He is currently and the George and Elizabeth Pickett Endowed Professor in Industrial, Manufacturing and Systems Engineering. Jones returned from his three year rotating detail at the the National Science Foundation where he was a Program Director in the Engineering Directorate for Engineering Research Centers Program. Earlier Dr. Jones worked at NSF in the Education Directorate where he worked in the Division of Graduate Education for led the INTERN and Graduate Research Internship Programs. He was also a program director for the prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF) Program. Dr. Jones was one of the few program officers who worked in two Directorates as a rotating program director. Prior to joining UTA, Dr. Jones worked at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for eight years, and where he initially received tenure. He is the George and Elizabeth Pickett Endowed Professor of Industrial, Manufacturing and Systems Engineering and served as Deputy Director of UTA’s Security Advances via Nanotechnologies Center from 2013-15. He is an active member of AAAS, IISE, ASEE and National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). Dr. Jones has served as IISE, NSBE and other organizations as faculty advisor for the past decade; served as an Alfred Sloan Minority PhD Program Director and now on Sloan Mentoring Network Board; has worked with the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering for over a decade; and was also one of the initial founders and Past Chair of Texas A&M’s Black Former Students Network. Jones was recognized as an Alfred Sloan Underrepresented Minority Ph.D. Program Fellow and has been honored by the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering three times. Jones earned his bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Texas A&M University and his master’s and doctoral degrees in industrial engineering from the University of Houston.
Dr. Beronda Montgomery is Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Microbiology & Molecular Genetics in the Department of Energy (DOE) Plant Research Laboratory at Michigan State University (MSU). She completed doctoral studies in Plant Biology at the University of California, Davis and was a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded postdoctoral fellow in Microbial Biology at Indiana University. Since starting at MSU in 2004, Dr. Montgomery’s laboratory investigates the mechanisms by which organisms such as plants and cyanobacteria which have limited mobility are able to monitor and adjust to changes in their external environment. The ability of these largely immobile organisms to adapt their patterns of growth and development to fluctuations in external environmental parameters increases their survival and maximizes their growth and productivity. Dr. Montgomery’s scholarly efforts were recognized by her receipt of an NSF CAREER Award in 2007, being selected as a finalist in the 2014 Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Professors Competition, and a 2015 Michigan State University Nominee for the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) U.S. Professor of the Year Award. In addition to her core research and teaching efforts, Dr. Montgomery is also actively involved in scholarly efforts to promote effective research mentoring and management and the inclusion and success of individuals from groups underrepresented in the sciences. She has published extensively on evidence-based strategies to nurture and retain talent in academia, developing strategies for effective mentorship that center on the individual and their specific needs and goals. As an expert in effective and evidence-based mentorship, Montgomery serves on a number of leadership boards and as a consultant to universities working towards greater diversity, equity, and inclusion within their research and education programs.
Dr. Kyle Myers is an assistant professor of business administration in the Technology and Operations Management unit of Harvard Business School. Dr. Myers studies the economics of innovation. His research lies at the intersections of science, health care, and the commercialization process. More specifically, Professor Myers is interested in the strategic choices and performance of scientists, the supply and demand of innovation in high-tech sectors, public versus private funding of R&D, and the management of innovation in large organizations such as hospitals and pharmaceutical and engineering firms. His work has received funding from the Kauffman Foundation and was awarded the NBER-IFS Predoctoral Scholarship in the Value of Medical Research. Professor Myers holds a Ph.D. from the Wharton School’s Department of Health Care Management and Economics. He has a M.S. in Health Policy and Management and a B.S. in Biology from Penn State University. Prior to joining HBS, he served as a post-doctoral fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research and worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Dr. Renetta Tull is the Vice Chancellor of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the University of California, Davis. Before joining UC Davis in 2019, Dr. Tull was Associate Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), and Professor of the Practice in UMBC’s College of Engineering and IT (COEIT). Within COEIT, she served as part of the “Engagement” team, and pursues research in humanitarian engineering. Tull is Founding Director and Co-PI for the 12-institution National Science Foundation University System of Maryland’s (USM) PROMISE AGEP, and Co-Director/Co-PI for the NSF USM’s Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP). In addition to roles at UMBC and roles with grants, she also served the University System of Maryland as Special Assistant to the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Student Affairs, and was the system’s Director of Graduate & Professional Pipeline Development. In 2017, Dr. Tull was appointed to serve as Chair for the University System of Maryland’s Health Care Workforce Diversity subgroup. Dr. Tull has engineering and science degrees from Howard University and Northwestern University. Dr. Tull served on the Science of Effective Mentorship in STEMM consensus study committee.
Maria Dahlberg - (Staff Officer)
Ms. Maria Lund Dahlberg is a Senior Program Officer and Study Director with the Board on Higher Education and Workforce and the Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Her current work focuses on the Impact of COVID-19 on the Research Careers of Women in Academic Science, Engineering, and Medicine; the Response and Adaptation of Higher Education to the COVID-19 Pandemic; the Science on Effective Mentoring in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine); and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Postsecondary Education. Her work with the National Academies spans topics ranging from equity and identity in science, through science communications, to postdoctoral research experiences, health care, and innovation ecosystems. She came to the National Academies by way of a Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Fellowship, which she received after completing all requirements short of finalizing the dissertation for her doctorate in physics at the Pennsylvania State University. Ms. Lund Dahlberg holds a BA with high honors in physics from Vassar College and an MS in physics from the Pennsylvania State University.