Advisory Board

The Dean’s Advisory Board on Engineering Diversity is charged with assisting the Center for Engineering Outreach and Inclusion to meet their goals and mission. The board convenes in the fall and spring to analyze data of current programs, suggest changes and new initiatives. There are also many student-centered panels and activities that take place during the board meetings. Currently, the board consists of many faculty, staff, and corporate representatives. Below is a current list of those members. 

Shani J. Allison
Program Manager
Ford Motor Company
Penn State Distinguished Alumma

Arthur Bailey
Front End Development Manager — Project Liberty

Megan Brobeck
Advanced Serviceability Design Engineer/ Service Information Developer
General Motors

Elana Chapman, Ph.D.
Senior Fuels/Biofuels Engineer
General Motors

Ashley Churilla (Board Chair)
Consulting Manager

Jane Clampitt

Jesus Colon
Business Systems Analyst
Capital One

Kelli Cottom
Campus Manager

Christopher Dancy
Indsutrial and Manufacturing Career Development Associate
Penn State College of Engineering

Anthony Davis
Manager, North America Portfolio Planning
General Motors

Jeff Garanich
Director, Master's in Translational Medicine
The City College Of New York

Paula Garcia-Todd
Global Appication Development and Inovation Leader – Pharma Solutions
International Flavors & Fragrances - IFF

Nichole Glass
Senior Manager
General Motor IT

Cody Gonzalez
Assistant Professor
University of Texas at San Antonio

Joseph Gray
Petroleum Engineer
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Maria Haddad
Process Engineer
The Hershey Company

Abby Keppel

Loren Koch
Sr. Business Analyst

Betsy Lau (Secretary)
Recruiting Manager

Thomas Lett, MEP APG
Patent Examiner
U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

Christian Lopez Benscome
Assistant Professor
Lafayette College

Claire Martin
Product Team Lead
Northrop Grumman

Jason Morris
Director of Product, Mobile

Marc Payne
Country Manager: Columbia

Abbas Kafaee Razavi
CAE Engineer
General Motors

Krystle-Lynn Rendon
Sales Engineer
Nucor-Vulcraft Grou

Jeff Rogers
Talent and Recruitment

Meghan Scanlon
Principal & Partner
Value Capture

Patricia Stevens
Sr. Manager Enterprise Technology Strategy

Richard C. Temple, P.E.
Engineering Advisor
Chevron Corporation

Basir L. Vincent
Operational Excellence Manager
Spot and Tango

Kwesi Vincent
Director of Operations
Creation Sector Enterprises

Dan Williams
Project Director
Bechtel Power Corporation

Patricia C. Woody Reeves
PWR Consulting Group, LLC




Founded to serve students from groups underrepresented in engineering, the Center for Engineering Outreach and Inclusion assists College of Engineering students, faculty, and staff with equity and inclusion engagement. The center leads the implementation of evidence-based best practices to support student belonging and degree attainment, while also encouraging involvement with justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion programs and organizations. All are welcome!

Center for Engineering Outreach and Inclusion

College of Engineering

112 Hammond Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-4287