October 21 - 23
2018 UEDA Summit Theme
Disruptive Economic Development: High Education Ecosystems as Engines of Change
2018 UEDA Annual Summit
Speakers & Bios
Joseph E. Anon
President, Northwestern University
An internationally respected voice on the value of global and experiential education, President Aoun has enhanced Northeastern’s signature co-op program with opportunities around the world. During his tenure, the University has realized a 189 percent growth in external research funding, established a network of campuses with five locations in the U.S. and Canada, amassed one of the largest libraries of online and hybrid professional masters programs of any university in the U.S., and hired 60 percent of its tenured and tenure-track faculty.
President Aoun came to Northeastern from the University of Southern California’s College of Letters, Arts & Sciences where he was the inaugural holder of the Anna H. Bing Dean’s Chair. He received his Ph.D. in linguistics and philosophy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and advanced degrees from the University of Paris (France) VIII and Saint Joseph University (Beirut, Lebanon). He was named a Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Academiques (Knight of the Order of the Academic Palms) by the French government and is a recipient of the Carnegie Corporation of New York’s Academic Leadership Award. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and a past Chair of the American Council on Education (ACE).
President and Chief Executive, Gateway Technical College
Bryan takes pride in giving back to his community serving on several local, state and national boards, including the American Association of Community Colleges, American Technical Education Association, National Manufacturing Institute Board, National Center for Occupational Research and Development, the United Way of Racine County and the American Heart Association.
Bryan holds Bachelors, Masters and Education Specialist degrees from the University of Wisconsin – Stout and a doctorate degree from the University of Minnesota.
Post-Doc, Adjunct Professor, Innovator, and Entrepreneur, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Lehigh University, Founder, Impossible Incorporated LLC
Managing Director, gBETA at gener8tor
Dr. Charles Buck
Associate Vice President, Center Executive Officer, University of Idaho, Coeur d’Alene
Dr. Buck graduated from the College of Idaho before receiving his PhD in molecular neurobiology from the Cornell University Graduate School of Medical Sciences in New York City. In addition to higher education administration, his experience includes technology development and startups, molecular biology and genetics, proteomics, biofuels, and precision medicine.
Provost and Vice Chancellor, University of Wisconsin-Parkside
Rob won the President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1995. His research has appeared in a wide range of publications and he was ranked 12th in research productivity in specialized advertising journals in the 1989-96 period.
His spouse, Dr. Sandy Ducoffe, is an adjunct marketing professor and Sandy and Rob have five children.
Chancellor, University of Wisconsin-Parkside
Adam Glaser, AIA LEED AP
Director, Planning + Strategies, Perkins+Will
Director, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, University of North Alabama
Dr. Dianne F. Harrison
President, California State University, Northridge
Executive Director, Office of Economic Development & Community Relations, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
President, Herzing University System
She has worked in various positions at Herzing at the campus level, including Registrar, Director of Admissions, and President of Herzing Online. In addition, Ms. Herzing has overseen the System’s online, strategic planning, and IT initiatives. She launched the System’s Online division in 2003, which has grown from 100 students to over 1600 students (July 2014).
Outside of work, she enjoys travel, music, and most of all, spending time with her husband and two children.
Lee Huang, MPA
Senior Vice President and Principal, Econsult Solutions, Inc.
Associate Director, Purdue Agile Strategy Lab
CEO, BioForward Wisconsin
Director, Center for Business Growth and Innovation University of Northern Iowa
Director, Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, Ohio University
Crystal S. Leach, PhD, FAIMBE
Director, Industry Collaborations, Office of Research, University of Georgia
Crystal holds four U.S. patents and is a fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering.
William Michalerya, MEng, MBA, PE
Director of Federal Research Engagement, P.C.Rossin College of Engineering & Applied Sciences, Lehigh University
Director, Purdue Agile Strategy Lab
Chancellor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Dr. Mone has served higher education for more than 30 years as a faculty member, associate dean and senior administrator. He has a B.S. in Management from Central Washington University, a M.B.A. from Idaho State University, and a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Organization Theory from Washington State University.
Chancellor Mone is an avid cyclist, athlete and a gourmet cook. He is married to Dr. Sara Swanson and they have two adult children.
Bill Murphy, PhD
Harvey D. Spangler Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Professor of Orthopedics & Rehabilitation, and Director of the Forward BIO Institute at the University ofWisconsin-Madison
Manager of Strategic Initiatives, ICIC
Director, gBETA Northeast Wisconsin
President, Cardinal Stritch University
Prior to her arrival at Stritch, Rinehart served as general counsel and secretary of the Corporation for Saint Xavier University in Chicago where she was responsible for overseeing the University’s legal affairs, risk management services and institutional compliance obligations. In addition to her work at Saint Xavier, she has provided legal representation for and/or consultation with numerous colleges and universities in Wisconsin, Illinois and across the country for more than 20 years, working closely with institutional leadership on strategic initiatives, financial health and sustainability, and the professional development of faculty and staff.
Executive Director, Ohio University Regional Innovation
Michelle Somes-Booher, MBA
Director, Wisconsin SBDC at the UW-Madison Wisconsin School of Business
Innovation Agent, Innovation Agency, LLC
Elizabeth Thelen, M.S.
Vice President of Innovation & Tech Transfer, Midwest Innovation Exchange with OAI and NASA
Economic Development Specialist, Virginia Tech
A native of Washington, DC, Elli received a Master’s degree from Virginia Tech in Agricultural and Applied Economics in 2015. She received a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Russian from Indiana University, Bloomington. She is currently pursuing a PhD at Virginia Tech in Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education with a focus on impact evaluation.
Thomas C. Tubon, Ph.D.
Faculty, Madison Area Technical College and Principal Investigator: Stem Cell Education Initiative / Network Lead: Adv Manufacturing – Cell & Tissue-based Products
Executive Director – Botetourt Chamber of Commerce
Alan Yeung, Ph.D.
Director, U.S. Strategic Initiatives, Foxconn & President, FEWI Development Corporation
Alan Yeung heads up the Flying Eagle Project in the U.S. on behalf of Foxconn Technology Group. As Director of U.S. Strategic Initiatives, Alan led the team in evaluating options and engaging stakeholders across the U.S., resulting in the announcement of a $10 billion investment in a TFT-LCD fabrication plant in Wisconsin. Prior to Foxconn, Alan was an entrepreneur and an author, after working at Metro Group, Foxconn, Inventec and Raychem Corporation. Alan earned his undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Wisconsin-Madison, his MBA from the University of California at Berkeley, and his PhD from Stanford University.