The ISE Department receives valuable guidance from its advisory board. The board helps keep the department at the forefront of the field as well as ahead of the needs of industry. They also help to strengthen relationships with students, faculty, community and alumni. Board members help to connect the department with industry leaders.
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Advisory Board Members

Advisory Board Member Anthony Atala

Dr. Anthony Atala

  • Director of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine
  • W.H. Boyce Professor and Chair of the Department of Urology at Wake Forest University
Advisory Board Member Larry Bowman

Larry Bowman

  • BSIE, North Carolina State University 1973
  • Principal with Bowman Investments, LLC


Advisory Board Member Cheryl Doninger

Cheryl Doninger

  • MSC, North Carolina State University 1986
  • Vice President, Business Intelligence, Research & Development at SAS
Advisory Board Member Ed Fitts

Edward Fitts (Chair)

  • BSIE, North Carolina State University 1961
  • Founder and CEO of Dopaco, Inc. (Retired)
Advisory Board Member Rashida Hodge

Rashida Hodge

  • MSIE, North Carolina State University 2002
  • Vice President of IBM Watson Embed and Strategic Partnerships
Advisory Board Member Gayle Lanier

Gayle Lanier

  • BSIE, North Carolina State University 1982
  • Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer at Duke Energy
Advisory Board Member Leon McGinnis

Dr. Leon McGinnis

  • Ph.D., North Carolina State University 1975
  • Professor Emeritus in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech
Advisory Board Member F. Scott Moody

F. Scott Moody

  • BSIE, North Carolina State University 1980
  • Co-founder and CEO of K4Connect
Advisory Board Member Stuart Nesbit

Stuart Nisbet

  • BSCSC, North Carolina State University 1987
  • Senior Vice President, Head of Research and Development at SAS
Advisory Board Member Joe Pleasant, Jr.

Joe Pleasant, Jr.

  • BSIE, North Carolina State University 1972
  • Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President of Premier, Inc. (Retired)
Advisory Board Member Juli Trexler

Juli Trexler

  • BSIE, North Carolina State University 1997
  • Global Executive and Director for IBM Support