Advisory Board

Advisory Board

The UGA College of Engineering Advisory Board provides support and counsel on matters that improve the quality and relevance of UGA engineering programs. The board assists the dean, faculty and students by:

  • reviewing the current status of engineering programs and identifying future opportunities that make UGA more effective in fulfilling its mission as a public land-grant university;
  • providing inputs to strengthening existing academic programs and developing new ones to meet the needs of society;
  • advising on opportunities that lead to innovative research directions and partnerships most appropriate for UGA;
  • identifying outreach needs in which engineering has a significant role and fostering connections with entrepreneurial entities; and
  • supporting the College of Engineering’s need to continuously expand its financial base.

Engineering Advisory Board Members

Jagannath Rao - Chair
​President, Customer Service Division Siemens USA

Mickey Brown, P.E.
Executive VP, Georgia Power
Toby Carr
Assoc. VP for Government Relations & Dir. of State Relations, UGA
Robert Falcone
VP - IT Strategy & Shared Services, Thyssen Krupp North America
Todd Henry
Plant Manager - Building Construction Projects, Caterpillar
R. Edward Perkins
International VP, Johnson & Johnson (retired)
Janet Westpheling
Professor of Genetics, UGA
J. Barnie Beasley, Jr., P.E.
Director, American Electric Power
Leonard J. Buckley
Director - Science & Technology Division, Institute for Defense Analyses
D. Timothy Campbell
Founder & Managing Partner, Bright Sky Enterprises
Steven Hartman
Chief Technology Officer - Power Generation Services, GE Power & Water
Jonathan Jones
Fermentation Improvement Engineer, Dow AgroSciences
Gregory Washington
Dean of Engineering, University of California, Irvine
Denslay HoffmanDenslay Hoffman
Dean of Engineering, University of California, Irvine

Denslay Hoffman