I view service as an integral part of faculty life, contributing to self-governing mechanisms in universities and within scientific disciplines, as well as in society. The following are highlights of my recent service adventures.

In the academic community…I am honored to be re-elected Board Chair of TPRC – the premier organization, bringing together academic, industry and government leaders to discuss and debate critical issues in our evolving information society. I am also co-chairing the Program Committee of ICTD2017 with Richard Anderson of University of Washington.

The academic family at TPRC2012: former students Annemijn and Ankur (PhDs 2008) with my advisor Bill Melody

At Penn State…From September 2014 to June 2015 I served as Interim Associate Dean for Graduate and Undergraduate Studies for the College of IST. I also serve on the Rock Ethics Institute Internal Advisory Board, am a member of the University’s Open Access Task Force, will serve as a faculty senator in 2017-2018.

For science…From 2010-2012 I served as a Program Manager in the U.S. National Science Foundation, first in the Office of International Science and Engineering and next in the Office of Cyberinfrastructure.          

During this time I traveled to Iraq to assist in a workshop to further develop Iraqi science and technology policy. Critical issues included the role and function of universities in training scientists but also as centers for innovation and entrepreneurship.

Baghdad ’12 – Ready for helicopter flight to U.S. embassy

Kuwait City – Airport