Steve Goddard is the Interim Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is a John E. Olsson Professor of Computer Science & Engineering and served as the Chair of the Computer Science & Engineering Department from August 2008 thru June 2013. Within the fields of computer science and engineering, his primary research interests are embedded, real-time, and distributed systems with emphases in cyber-physical systems and rate-based scheduling. Goddard has secured over $11M in external research funding, as a Principal Investigator (PI), over $5M in external research funding as a Co-PI, and published over 100 articles, including 10 patent applications. Prior to joining the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1998, Goddard worked in the computer industry for 13 years, including nine years as president of his own company. He received the B.A. degree in computer science and mathematics from the University of Minnesota, Duluth (1985). He received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1995, 1998).
Tiffany Heng-Moss is a Professor in the Department of Entomology and Associate Dean in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Since joining the UNL faculty in 2001, Heng-Moss has developed and taught both undergraduate and graduate courses along with providing coordination for the development and implementation of the Insect Science B.S. degree program. Heng-Moss has an active research program focused on the development of insect-resistant crops, characterization of the physiological and biochemical mechanisms of the resistance, and the identification of target genes conferring plant resistance to insects. She has authored/co-authored over 50 refereed teaching and research publications and secured over $4 million in teaching/outreach grants and $7.5 million in research funds.
Debbie Minter is Associate Dean for Academic Programs in UNL’s College of Arts & Sciences and Associate Professor of English. She joined the faculty at UNL in 1996 after completing a joint PhD in English and Education at the University of Michigan. Her research focuses on writing pedagogy and teacher development, with a particular interest in the impact of broader trends in education on the work of teaching college writing. Her most recent work focuses, for example, on the rise of online writing classrooms and the use of big data in assessing teaching and learning. She was honored to receive UNL’s Annis Chaikin Sorenson Award for Outstanding Teaching in the Humanities (2009) and the Hazel R. McClymont Distinguished Teaching Fellow Award (2010).
Mark Riley, Ph.D., is Professor and Department Head of Biological Systems Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, a position he has held since 2012. His education includes a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Michigan and an M.S. and Ph.D. in chemical and biochemical engineering from Rutgers University. He spent two years as a post doctoral scholar at the University of Iowa and then became a faculty member at the University of Arizona from 1997-2012. His research focuses on developing sensors to monitor biological systems and processes including production of renewable biofuels, microbes in drinking water, and inhaled airborne particulates. He was awarded the first Arizona Innovation Award presented by Governor Janet Napolitano in 2007, was the founding Editor-in-chief of the Journal of Biological Engineering, launched in 2007, and served as President of the Institute of Biological Engineering in 2010.
Lily Wang is a Professor in the Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction, and Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Faculty Development within the College of Engineering at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln (UNL). She obtained her Ph.D. in Acoustics from the Graduate Program in Acoustics at Pennsylvania State University and a B.S.E. degree in Civil Engineering with a certificate in Architecture from Princeton University. Her research focuses on a variety of room acoustic and noise control topics, including classroom acoustics, human perception and performance in noise, and room acoustics computer modeling. She is a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), Board-Certified by the Institute of Noise Control Engineering, and a recipient of the ASA Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowship, an NSF CAREER Award, the ASA R. Bruce Lindsay Award, and the ASHRAE Ralph G. Nevins Physiology and Human Environment Award. She has also been recognized for her teaching and mentoring of students through a number of awards at UNL.