Advisory Board

College of Science Advisory Board

The College of Science Advisory Board is comprised of leaders and innovators with diverse backgrounds in the sciences, technology, and industry. The advisory board strengthens the ties between the community and the college, offers advice and assistance, and advocates for the college in the community. The group meets three times per year with College of Science Dean Carmala Garzione.


College of Science Advisory Board Members

Dr. Mark Becker

Board Member
Program Manager at IARPA, focusing on topics related to privacy enhancing technologies.

Ron Carsten

Advisory Board Chair
Retired Senior Principal Engineering Fellow and the Chief Engineer for Missile Systems at Raytheon.

Alyssa Kirk

Board Member
Groundwater consultant who specializes in water resources and environmental contamination.

Dr. Frank Lederman

Board Member
Physicist who spent 12 years at the General Electric Corporate Research and Development Center and helped develop GE's first medical ultrasound system.

Dr. Josh Lee

Board Member
Lead strategist for information, data and technology for TMC Health.

Dr. Dan Linzer

Board Member
President of the Research Corporation for Science Advancement and former Provost of Northwestern University.

Lisa Lovallo

Board Member
Former Tucson Metro Chamber of Commerce Women of the Year.

Dr. George Mavko

Board Member
Former director of European Missile Defense and Director of Missile Defense Strategy at Raytheon and current advisor at the Steward Observatory and Astronomy Department

Laura Shaw

Board Member
Senior Vice President of Sun Corridor inc.

Ron Shoopman

Board Member
Former President & CEO and current Director of Special Projects for the Southern Arizona Leadership Council.

Sarah Smallhouse

Board Member
President of the Thomas R. Brown Foundations, and current Chair of the Biosphere 2 Advisory Board.

College of Science Advisory Department Board Chairs

Larry Archibald

Chair, Department Board - Geosciences
Non-executive director at Woodside Energy Ltd, Australia's largest exploration and production company

Greg Boyce

Chair, Department Board - Lowell Institute for Mineral Resources

Dr. Sid Leach

Chair, Department Board - Astronomy/Steward Observatory

Peter Quinlan

Chair, Department Board - Hydrology & Atmospheric Sciences

Nina Trasoff

Chair, Department Board - Psychology
Corporate communications consultant who serves as the chair of the Psychology Advisory Board, the Dance Advisory Board and the Arthritis Center Advisory Board.